December 12, 2011

Three Panthers Tabbed NCAA All-Midwest Selections

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The Ohio Dominican men's soccer team picked up more postseason awards Monday afternoon as the NSCAA honored forwards Colby Catlett (Jr./Hilliard, OH) and Felix Darko (Sr./Reynoldsburg, OH), and midfielder Andrew Edler (Hilliard, OH) with recognition on the 2011 NCAA Division II Men All-Midwest Region squads.
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Catlett (left) and Darko were both voted to the Second Team, while Edler nabbed Third Team honors. Catlett, an All-GLIAC First Team choice, led the Panthers with nine scores and 21 points, while ranking second in the conference in both goals and points and third in shots (52). Back on Oct. 10, he became just the third ODU player to receive GLIAC Player of the Week honors after recording a pair of scores against eventual regular season champion Saginaw Valley State (Mich.) and an assist at then No. 18 Northwood (Mich.).

Darko, a third team all-region pick a year ago and two-time All-GLIAC First Teamer, finished second among conference players in shots (53) and game-winning scores (3), and ranked fourth in goals scored (7) and eighth in points (16). He ended his career fifth in program history in both career goals (26) and points (65), and seventh in assists (13).

Edler (right), an all-conference second team pick, tied for the team lead and third in the GLIAC with five assists, while finishing 11th with 13 points, good for third amongst the Panthers. He also sat third on ODU with four scores, 33 shots and 18 shots on goal.

The three selections ranked second to only conference tournament champion Tiffin for most among GLIAC schools.

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America is the largest soccer coaches' organization in the world. Since its founding in 1941, the NSCAA has grown to include more than 30,000 members who coach both genders at all levels of the sport. In addition to a national rankings program for colleges and high schools, NSCAA offers an extensive recognition program that presents nearly 10,000 individual awards every year. The NSCAA fulfills its mission of coaching education through a nationwide program of clinics and week-long courses, teaching more than 6,000 soccer coaches each year.

Contact: Bryan Desch
deschb@ohiodominican.edu