Calvin College senior Trent Vegter has been named the Division III Men's Soccer Scholar All-American of the Year by the United Soccer Coaches.
A native of Hudsonville and a graduate of Hudsonville Unity Christian High School, Vegter recently completed an illustrious four-year career with the Calvin men's soccer program.
In the classroom, Vegter carries a 3.46 grade point average while majoring in civil engineering. Last week he was named a Google Cloud Academic All-American. Earlier this week he was named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-America first team. He was a member of the 2017-18 MIAA Academic Honor Roll.
On the pitch, On the pitch, Vegter has been a four-year starter at centerback. He was named the MIAA's Most Valuable Player for the second straight year and received United Soccer Coaches All-America honors for the third straight year, landing a spot on the All-America first team. He tallied three goals, six assists and 12 points this year. He was named to the NCAA III Finals All-Tournament Team. He finished his career with 11 goals, 28 assists and 50 points.
"What an appropriate cap on a phenomenal career for Trent," said Calvin men's soccer head coach Ryan Souders. "Certainly his play has been fantastic, but to see him awarded for his off the field work ethic and investment is great. He's grown so much over his time here at Calvin as a person, player and student. We're proud to have him."
Over his four-year career, Vegter helped the Calvin men's soccer program produce an overall won-loss record of 90-7-2 that includes four MIAA regular season titles, four MIAA Tournament crowns, four trips to the NCAA III Tournament, three trips to the national semifinals and two trips to the national championship final.