Stoeber named RMAC freshman of the year

By Doug Fitzgerald published October 25, 2006

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs midfielder Bryan Stoeber was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference freshman of the year, the conference announced Wednesday.

The Widefield High School graduate was fifth in the RMAC in points (18) and goals scored (seven) despite missing the final four matches of the season with a foot injury.

Also Wednesday the All-RMAC teams were announced. UCCS senior defender Eric Foulk earning second-team honors while Stoeber was named honorable mention.

For the third straight year, Fort Lewis senior forward John Cunliffe was been named the RMAC offensive player of the year. Cunliffe, who was the 2003 RMAC freshman of the year, is also a four-time All-RMAC First Team selection.

Skyhawks teammate Cliff Wilmes was named RMAC defensive player of the year. Wilmes was named All-RMAC honorable mention last season.

Earning 2006 RMAC coach of the year honors was Jeremy Gunn of Fort Lewis and Frank Kohlenstein of Colorado School of Mines.

Three players from Fort Lewis, Colorado Mines, and CSU-Pueblo garnered All-RMAC first team honors. Joining Cunliffe and Wilmes from Fort Lewis was junior midfielder Kieran Hall. Craig Thompson, Travis Hutchinson, and Kevin Galloway were featured on the first team from Colorado Mines, while Ryan Creager, Yusuke Ota, and Lawrence Paye represented CSU-Pueblo. Metro State's Antonio Porras and Shaun Elbaum rounded out the 2006 All-RMAC first team.

Gunn, who was named the 2005 NSCAA Division II National Coach of the Year, was named the RMAC Coach of the Year for the fifth time of his career. Kohlenstein was honored with the award for the fourth time in his career. He earned the honor in 2000, 2001, and 2002.

Head coaches from each of the nine men's soccer programs voted for the all-conference team.

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