The 2011 All-Independent Men’s Soccer teams were recently announced by the Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) and Nebraska Wesleyan had three players recognized. Sophomore Colby Twist was named the AD3I Offensive Player-of-the-Year, while seniors Brad Fullerton and Grant Johannes were also on the All-Independent First-Team.
Twist (Elkhorn, Neb.) led Nebraska Wesleyan and tied for the lead among independent schools with nine goals scored on the season. For the second straight season he led the Prairie Wolves in points with 20 on the season. He is also a two-time honorable mention All-GPAC selection.
Fullerton (Lincoln, Neb.) earns AD3I First-Team All-Independent for the second straight season. Fullerton scored six goals with four assists for 16 total points as a senior. The Lincoln East H.S., graduate finished his career with 26 goals to rank in a tie for sixth on the NWU all-time charts.
Johannes (Manhattan, Kan.) was named First-Team All-AD3I as a defender to earn his first All-Independent recognition. Johannes started 17 games for the Prairie Wolves defense and served as the team captain. He finished his career with five goals and seven assists.
The Association of Division III Independents consists of 11 DIII independent institutions that have joined together to recognize student athletes at independent institutions, and to provide exempted postseason championship competition.