Carly Prins and Miles Colago Receive All-America Honors From D3soccer.com
Sunday, January 09, 2011
The first-ever set of All-America teams released by D3soccer.com include two Calvin College soccer players. Calvin senior Carly Prins has been named to the D3soccer.com women’s All-America third team while junior Miles Colago has received third team All-America honors from D3soccer.com on the men’s side.
A native of Hudsonville and a graduate of Unity Christian High School, Prins is receiving her second All-America citation of the year. Last month she was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division III All-America third team.
A forward, Prins led Calvin in scoring this fall with 12 goals, two assists and 26 points. She finished her career with 39 goals, 18 assists and 96 points, ranking 10th on the Calvin career list for goals, 12th on the Calvin career list in points and 14th on the Calvin career list in assists. Of her 39 career goals, 12 were game-winners.
Earlier this fall, she was named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Player and landed a spot on the All-MIAA first team for the fourth straight year. She is one of 12 individuals in MIAA women’s soccer history to receive All-MIAA first team honors four consecutive years. Also a strong student, Prins was named to the ESPN Academic All-District IV third team this fall while majoring in physical education and minoring in health education.
During the course of her career, Prins was a part of three MIAA championship teams, two teams that captured the MIAA Tournament and four teams that reached the NCAA III Tournament. During her career, Calvin teams posted an overall won-loss record of 64-13-9.
The Calvin women’s soccer team finished 15-3-2 overall this year, reaching the NCAA III Tournament for the sixth consecutive year. The Knights earned another trip to the NCAA III Tournament by winning the MIAA Tournament title, defeating Alma 3-1 in the tournament final. The Knights finished 20th in the final d3soccer.com Top 25 poll.
Colago meanwhile is receiving All-America accolades for the first time.
Colago hails from Anoka, Minnesota. A defensive back out of Anoka High School, Colago was a strong presence on Calvin’s defensive backline while also providing steady support to the Calvin offensive attack. He scored four goals and picked up one assist during the year for a total of seven points. He scored a goal in Calvin’s 2-0 first round NCAA III Tournament victory over Ohio Northern and then tallied the game-tying goal in Calvin’s second round NCAA III Tournament game against Dominican University.
In a third round NCAA III Tournament game against Wisconsin-Whitewater, he ripped in the game-winning penalty kick in an epic 9-8 Calvin shootout victory win. Colago was also named to the All-MIAA first team during the year.
Under the direction of head coach Chris Hughes, the Calvin men’s soccer team finished the 2010 season with an overall record of 16-3-5, earning a share of the MIAA title with a 9-2-3 conference record. The Knights also advanced to the NCAA III Tournament for the fourth straight year, reaching the national quarterfinals before falling to Wisconsin-Oshkosh 1-0 in an “Elite Eight” game.
The 2010 D3soccer.com All-America teams were chosen by D3soccer.com staff, Division III soccer coaches and sports information directors from a field of 279 nominations.