Nine members of the Calvin men's soccer team have received All-MIAA honors. The Calvin honor squad is led by senior Hunter Olson (Canton, Mich./Canton HS) who has been named the MIAA's Most Valuable Player.
Olson is the 21st individual in Calvin men's soccer history to be named the MIAA's Most Valuable Player. In addition, he has been named to the All-MIAA First Team and is joined on the first team from Calvin by seniors Ian Adams and Jacob Lyon, junior Drew Van Andel and sophomores Mason Smith and Sam Twigg. Named to the All-MIAA Second Team from Calvin are senior Dillon Weldy and freshmen Aguma Muhumaza and Daniel Wunder.
A midfielder, Olson is making his third straight appearance on the All-MIAA First Team. He has 12 goals, six assists and 30 points. He has 42 goals, 24 assists and 108 points in his career. Earlier this fall he received MIAA Offensive Player of the Week honors. He is ranked sixth on the Calvin career list in goals and eighth on the Calvin career list in points.
A forward, Adams is making his first appearance on the All-MIAA First Team after earning spots on the All-MIAA Second Team in 2016 and 2018. A native of Grand Rapids and a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School, Adams has seven goals, 17 assists and 31 points on the year. He has led the nation in total assists for much of the 2019 season. Earlier this fall he was named MIAA Offensive Player of the Week. Adams has career totals of 28 goals, 45 assists and 101 points. He now shares the Calvin career record for assists with Joey Barone. He is one assist shy of matching his own Calvin single-season assist record. He is ranked 10th on the Calvin career list in points.
A midfielder, Lyon is making his third straight appearance on the All-MIAA First Team. A native of Holt and a graduate of Lansing Christian High School, Lyon has three goals and one assist on the year. He scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over nationally-ranked Chicago on September September 25. A holding midfielder, Lyon has also helped the Calvin defense post eight shutouts this fall.
DREW VAN ANDEL
A centerback on defense, Van Andel is receiving All-MIAA First Team accolades for the second straight year. A native of Grand Haven and a graduate of Grand Haven High School, Van Andel has four goals, three assists and 11 points this fall. He scored a game-winning goal in a 3-2 overtime win over Aquinas on September 17. Defensively has has helped Calvin record a team goals-against-average of 0.68 along with eight shutouts.
A native of Flint and a graduate of Flint Powers Catholic High School, Smith is receiving All-MIAA First Team honors for the first time. An outside back on defense, Smith was recently named the MIAA Defensive Player of the Week. He has helped Calvin produce eight shutout victories this year. Smith has also joined the Calvin attack this season and contributed a pair of assists.
A forward, Twigg is making his second straight appearance on the All-MIAA First Team. A native of Auckland, New Zealand, Twigg leads Calvin in scoring with 11 goals, 12 assists and 34 points. Twigg has a pair of game-winning goals this year. He has been a two-time MIAA Offensive Player of the Week.
A midfielder, Weldy is receiving All-MIAA Second Team honors for the second time in his career. A native of Grand Rapids and a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School, Weldy has been a key playmaker for the Knights this year with eight goals, eight assists and 24 points. He leads Calvin in game-winning goals with five. Earlier this fall, he was named MIAA Offensive Player of the Week.
A centerback on defense, Muhumuza hails from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is a graduaste of The Dunham School. Muhumuza has helped Calvin post eighth shutout victories this fall. He has also contributed on the offensive attack, scoring two goals and netting three assists for a total of eight points.
A native of Grand Rapids and a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School, Wunder has moved into the starting lineup at goalkeeper, posting five consecutive shutout victories. He has 25 saves and is 9-0-0 in goal.
Wunder was recently named MIAA Defensive Player of the Week. He has a season saves percentage of .833.
COACHES COMMENT: "It's greast to see some of our players recognized by league coaches," said Calvin men's soccer head coach Ryan Souders. "Individual awards are always tough because they don't happen without the collective effort of the team. So we're equally proud of the individual accomplishment and selfless buy-in of the group. They go hand in hand. Most of all we're excited to still be playing and look forward to next Wednesday's game."
NEXT UP: Calvin (18-1-0) will host Albion (7-9-2) in an MIAA Tournament semifinal match Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Calvin's Zuidema Field.