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Six Knights Earn All-MIAA Honors in Men’s Soccer

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

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Men's Soccer All-MIAA Teams

ROYAL OAK - Six members of the Calvin men’s soccer team have earned All-MIAA honors.  Seniors Nick Holtrop, Dan Nederhood and Joe Broekhuizen as well as sophomore Travis Vegter earned spots on the All-MIAA First Team.  Junior Zach Willis and sophomore Sean Broekhuizen were named to the All-MIAA Second Team.  In addition, Holtrop was named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Player.

Holtrop hails from Hudsonville and is a graduate of Unity Christian High School.  Holtrop has started since his freshmen season wearing the maroon and gold.  This season, Holtrop has four goals and seven assists.  Holtrop is being honored as All-MIAA for the second time in his career.  Holtrop is the first Calvin player to be named MVP since Greg Snapper won the award in 2009. 

Joe Broekhuizen is a native of Grand Rapids and a graduate of South Christian High School.  This season, Broekhuizen leads the Knights in goals with 13 and points with 32.  He is being honored for the first time in his career.

Nederhood hails from Kentwood and is a graduate of East Kentwood High School.  He has played in 88 of the 91 games in his career at defense for Calvin.  He is being honored for the second time in his career. 

Vegter is a native of Hudsonville and a graduate of Unity Christian High School.  This season, Vegter is has scored 11 goals, good for 28 points.  He has also started in all 20 games for the Knights.  He is being honored for the first time in his career.

Willis hails from Wyoming and is a graduate of Unity Christian High School.  During his sophomore season last year, Willis led the Knights in goals with 14, assists with 11 and points with 39.  This season, he has seven goals, eight assists and 22 points.  Willis is being honored as All-MIAA for the second time in his career.

Sean Broekuizen is a native of Grand Rapids and a graduate of South Christian High School.  He started all six games in the Knights run to the NCAA III National Championship game a season ago.  This season, Broekuizen has two goals and five assists from a defensive position.  He is being honored for the first time in his career.

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