For Immediate Release
Men's Soccer -- Nov. 7, 2011
Senior Men's Soccer Duo Earns Postseason SLIAC Honors
GREENVILLE, Ill. – Eureka College seniors Cody Halstead (Peoria, Ill./Richwoods H.S./Illinois Central) and Derek Johnson (Leland, Ill./Leland H.S.) each received All-St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Honorable Mention, the league announced during the SLIAC Tournament on Saturday in Greenville, Ill. Additionally, junior goalkeeper Nathan Mullins (South Duxbury, Vt./Harwood Union H.S.) was Eureka’s representative on the SLIAC All-Sportsmanship Team.
Halstead, who was named to the All-SLIAC Second Team as a junior in 2010, started all 16 matches and led the Red Devils in 2011 with eight goals, 19 points, 53 shots and 20 shots on goal. He netted the match-winning goal for the Red Devils three times, including a 41st minute strike on Oct. 22 at Traister Field to send the Red Devils to their first-ever victory over Spalding. In his two seasons in a Eureka uniform, Halstead played 36 matches and ranks second all-time in program history with 18 goals, third with 10 assists, third with 46 points, second with 147 shots and third with 52 shots on goal.
Johnson closed his collegiate career in 2011 as Eureka’s all-time leader with 74 matches played. He started all 16 matches this fall, compiling three goals, three assists, nine points, 18 shots and 10 shots on goal. He recorded his first career multi-goal match and successfully converted his first career penalty kick in a 4-3 victory over Knox at Traister Field on Sept. 7. One of the first four-year players in program history, Johnson ranks tied for fifth with seven goals, tied for fourth with eight assists, fifth with 22 points and fourth with 25 shots on goal in Eureka men’s soccer history.
Mullins made seven starts as Eureka’s goalkeeper in 2011, winning three matches to become Eureka’s all-time leader in goalkeeper victories with five. His 574 minutes played ranked second on the team in 2011, running his career total to 1,230 to rank fourth all-time among Eureka goalkeepers. Additionally, he made 54 saves this season to increase his career total to 92 and remain in fifth place on the all-time program list. The SLIAC All-Sportsmanship Team includes one player from each member school.
Fontbonne’s Josh Schulz was named the SLIAC Player of the Year, while the Griffins’ Jordan Flack shared the SLIAC Newcomer of the Year award with Westminster’s Caleb Marquis. Martin Clayes of Westminster received the SLIAC Coach of the Year award. Greenville netted a 2-0 victory over Webster on its home pitch last Saturday to win its second consecutive SLIAC Tournament.
Eureka finished the 2011 season last month with a 4-12-0 overall record and a 1-7-0 SLIAC record.
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