Three members of the Nebraska Wesleyan University men’s soccer team were named to the 2011 Great Plains Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer All-Conference that was announced Monday (Nov. 14). Midfielder Brad Fullerton led the NWU honors as he was named to the All-GPAC Second-Team, while Grant Johannes and Colby Twist received All-GPAC honorable mention recognition.
Fullerton (Lincoln, Neb.) becomes a four-time All-GPAC honoree to cap off his successful career. This was the first time he was named to the All-GPAC First-Team after he earned All-GPAC Second-Team honors the previous three seasons. As a senior in 2011 he scored six goals and had four assists for 16 total points. The Lincoln East graduate ends his career with 26 goals to rank in a tie for sixth on the NWU all-time charts. His 64 career points rank in a tie for eighth all-time.
Johannes (Manhattan, Kan.) is an honorable mention All-GPAC player for the second consecutive season. He started 17 games at defender for the Prairie Wolves and was the team captain. Johannes scored five goals with seven assists during his three-year career.
Twist (Elkhorn, Neb.) led the team in points for the second straight year with 20 points. He had nine goals and two assists to earn All-GPAC honorable mention for the second consecutive season.. The Elkhorn H.S., graduate had three game-winning goals this season. He has now scored 15 goals in his first two seasons.
Nate Polak from Hastings was the GPAC Offensive Player of the Year, while Derek Prinz from Hastings was Defensive player of the year. Chris Kranjc from Hastings was the GPAC Coach-of-the-Year.
NWU finished the 2011 season with a 6-12 record and a 4-6 record in the GPAC.