Five members of the Calvin men's soccer team have received Division III All-Central Region honors from the United Soccer Coaches.
Seniors Ian Adams, Jacob Lyon and Hunter Olson along with sophomore Sam Twigg have all been named to the All-Central Region First Team while junior Chris Morrish has been named to the All-Central Region Third Team.
As members of the first team, Adams, Lyon, Olson and Twigg are all now eligible for All-America honors.
A native of Holt and a graduate of Lansing Christian High School, Lyon is receiving all-region honors for the second straight year. He has three goals, an assist and seven points on the season and has played a key role as a holding midfielder in the front of Calvin's defensive shape. Earlier this fall, Lyon was named to the All-MIAA First Team for the third straight year.
A central midfielder, Olson is from Canton, Michigan. He is a graduate of Canton High School. Earlier this fall, Olson was named the MIAA's Most Valuable Player and earned a spot on the All-MIAA First Team for the third straight year. He is receiving all-region honors for the second time in his career. This fall, Olson is second on the Calvin team in scoring with 16 goals, 10 assists and 42 points. He is now ranked sixth on the Calvin career list in points (120) and sixth in career goals (46).
A winger, Adams hails from Grand Rapids. He is a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School. He was named to the All-MIAA First Team this fall. He has eight goals, 17 assists and 33 points on the season. He is ranked second nationally in assists. Adams banged in the game-winning goal in a 1-0 double-overtime victory over North Park on November 22 in an NCAA III Tournament Round of 16 match. He is tied for the Calvin career lead in assists (45) and is one assist shy of matching his own Calvin single-season record of 18. Three of his eight goals this year have been game-winners.
A forward, Twigg hails from Auckland, New Zealand. He leads Calvin in scoring with 15 goals, 15 assists and 45 points. He has three game-winning goals on the season. He has three goals and two assists in NCAA III Tournament play this fall.
Morrish is from Bradenton, Florida. He is a graduate of Saint Stephen's Episcopal School. He is receiving all-region honors for the second straight year.
A goalkeeper, Morrish has a goals-against-average of 0.61 which ranks him 12th nationally. He has six shutouts on the year including three in NCAA III Tournament play. He also came up with two crucial saves in a penalty kick shootout win over Hope to allow the Knights to capture the MIAA Tournament title last month.
Under the direction of head coach Ryan Souders, Calvin is currently 23-1-1 heading into the national semifinals of the NCAA III Tournament. Calvin will face Tufts University at 7:45 p.m. on Friday night in a nastional semifinal match in Greensboro, North Carolina. Calvin is making its fourth appearance in the national semifinals in the last five years and its sixth appearance overall.