Twelve from MIAC land on men's soccer All-Region teams

Gustavus' Matthew Gibbons was one of four repeat All-Region honorees in 2019.
Gustavus' Matthew Gibbons was one of four repeat All-Region honorees in 2019.

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 --