BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Twelve men's soccer players from the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) were honored with All-Region recognition by the United Soccer Coaches on Monday.
Six of the 11 First Team All-North Region selections hail from the MIAC, including goalkeeper Wesley Sanders (Gustavus), defender Halvor Houg (St. Thomas), midfielders Matthew Gibbons (Gustavus) and Lionel Vang (Augsburg), and forward Cole Schwartz (Gustavus). Vang made his third straight All-Region squad, having been a Third Team pick in 2017 and a First Team selection last year, while Gibbons made his second consecutive First Team appearance.
Carleton's Marco da Cunha and Justin Crawmer joined St. Thomas' Jack Barry as Second Team selections. Da Cunha was a First Team All-Region pick a year ago. Augsburg's Daniel Hedstrom - a First Team selection in 2018 - Carleton's Charlie Hall, Gustavus' Raphael Cattelin, and St. Thomas' Sam Holton were named to the Third Team.
|2019 United Soccer Coaches All-North Region|
|Pos.||Name||Institution||Class||Hometown | High School||Team||Previous Selections|
|GK||Wesley Sanders||Gustavus||Fr.||Urbandale, Iowa | Waukee||First Team||--|
|D||Halvor Houg||St. Thomas||Jr.||Baerums, Norway||First Team||--|
|M||Matthew Gibbons||Gustavus||Jr.||Minneapolis, Minn. | Minnehaha Academy||First Team||2018 (1T)|
|M||Lionel Vang||Augsburg||Sr.||Little Canada, Minn. | Roseville||First Team||2017 (3T) | 2018 (1T)|
|F||Cole Schwartz||Gustavus||Jr.||Jakarta, Indonesia||First Team||--|
|D||Justin Crawmer||Carleton||Fr.||Urbandale, Iowa | Waukee||Second Team||--|
|M||Jack Barry||St. Thomas||So.||Naperville, Ill. | North||Second Team||--|
|F||Marco da Cunha||Carleton||So.||San Francisco, Calif.||Second Team||2018 (1T)|
|D||Daniel Hedstrom||Augsburg||Sr.||Hermantown, Minn.||Third Team||2018 (1T)|
|M||Charlie Hall||Carleton||So.||La Grange, Ill. | Lyons||Third Team||--|
|M||Sam Holton||St. Thomas||Jr.||Mequon, Wis. | Marquette||Third Team||--|
|F||Raphael Cattelin||Gustavus||Fr.||Edina, Minn.||Third Team||--|