Pope earns NSCAA First Team All-Central Region honors

Pope earns NSCAA First Team All-Central Region honors

KANSAS CITY – Senior defender Jacob Pope was named to the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division III Men's All-Central Region first team, as was announced by the organization on Monday.

Pope earned All-Region accolades for the third time in his four-year career. This was his second straight All-Region selection as he also earned the honors in his freshman year (2010). This was his first time being chosen to the First Team. The senior was also named the NACC Defensive Player of the Year this fall. 

Pope helped lead the Falcons to a 10-8-2 record. His defense was a big reason CUW posted eight shutouts throughout the season as he helped make things easy for his goalkeepers. He also tied for the team lead with seven assists, finishing his career with 42 points (15 goals, 12 assists).

During his career Pope and the Falcons reached the NACC Tournament all four years, including an appearance in the championship match in 2012. Pope helped lead CUW to 46 wins over the past four seasons, as the team gained 10 or more wins in each of his four years.

2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division III Men's All-Central Region
First Team 
Pos. Player Class School Hometown

K John Reglin Jr. Elmhurst Rockford, Mich.
D Declan Geraghty** Sr. Illinois Wesleyan Schaumburg, Ill.
D Grant Neil* Sr. Hope Holland, Mich.
D Jacob Pope* Sr. Concordia (Wis.) Muskego, Wis.
M Elliot Borge So. Wheaton (Ill.) Western Springs, Ill.
M Marshall Hollingsworth* So. Wheaton (Ill.) Libertyville, Ill.
M Taylor Pruis So. Calvin Grand Rapids, Mich.
F Logan Andryk* So. Milwaukee Engineering Hartland, Wis.
F Jason Muller* Sr. Hope Petoskey, Mich.
F Jonas Petterson* Jr. North Park Oskarshamn, Sweden
F Vegter Travis** Jr. Calvin Hudsonville, Mich.

Second Team
Pos. Player Class School Hometown
K Garrett Farin Jr. Milwaukee Engineering Madison, Wis.
D Robbie Baird Sr. Dominican (Ill.) Columbia, Mo.
D Sean Broekhuizen Jr. Calvin Grand Rapids, Mich.
D Nik Patel Sr. Washington (Mo.) Aurora, Ill.
D Corey Novotny Sr. Aurora St. Charles, Ill.
M Michael Choquette** Jr. University of Chicago Springfield, Mass.
M Michael McDonough Sr. Westminster (Mo.) St. Louis, Mo.
M Zach Willis * Sr. Calvin Wyoming, Mich.
F Adam Blackman* Jr. Wheaton (Ill.) Urbana, Ill.
F Michael Dombrowski Jr. Carthage Johnsburg, Ill.
F Stephen Golz So. Wheaton (Ill.) River Forest, Ill.
F Jeremy Kirkwood* Sr. Washington (Mo.) Phoenix, Md.

Third Team
Pos. Player Class School Hometown
K Niko Giantsopoulos So. Adrian Markham, Ont.
D Charles Micunek Jr Albion Granger, Ind.
D Ryan Crane Jr Carthage Hawthorn Woods, Ill.
D Jakob Aronsson Sr. North Park Floda, Sweden
D Jacob Stieb Jr Webster Highland, Ill.
M Josh Clark * Sr. Wheaton (Ill.) Palatine, Ill.
M Julio De Leon So. Spalding Louisville, Ky.
M Fredrik Greiff* Jr North Park Halmstad, Sweden
M Austin Haas Sr. Elmhurst Chander, Ariz.
M Tarwo Konbloa Jr Hope Kentwood, Mich.
F Logan Marvin Jr Dominican (Ill.) Johnston, Iowa
F Zach Meyer Sr. Fontbonne Florissant, Mo.
F Nick Minshall Jr Adrian Fishers, Ind.