Meyer, first UCCS all-American, named to RMAC all-time team

By Doug Fitzgerald published October 29, 2008

Greg Meyer, the first all-American in University of Colorado at Colorado Spring history, was named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Time Menâ€TMs Soccer Team, the conference announced Wednesday.

"I was really thrilled about it," said Meyer. "It was a big blessing."

Meyer has kept a close eye on the university and its soccer program since graduating 10 years ago. He's particularly impressed with the improved facilities.

"Itâ€TMs neat to see how things have changed," he said. "I must have played in the classic age. We played on something called grass."

The RMAC is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2009. It is the fourth oldest conference in the country, and the most historic in the western U.S. As part of the Centennial Celebration, all-time teams are being selected in 19 RMAC sports.

Meyer will always hold a special place in UCCS sports history as the school's first All-American - an honor he earned in 1997. During that season, he set school records for wins (14), goals against average (0.87) and shutouts (9.5) that not only still stand, but have never been seriously threatened.

Among single-season record holders, Meyer has four of the top five wins seasons, four of the top six saves seasons and the top two shutout seasons. Not surprisingly, he holds the school's career records in most games played (75), most wins (43), most saves (482), and most shutouts (21.5).

Meyer was a two-time All-RMAC selection (1996-97) and was an All-Colorado Athletic Conference and All-Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Soccer League selection prior to that. In his two seasons in the RMAC, Meyer recorded 16.5 shutouts, 135 saves and 25 wins.

He played professionally for the Colorado Stampede and the Nashville metros of the A League. From there, he trained in England, then with the Colorado Rapids but did not appear in a game.

The RMAC All-Time Men's Soccer Team was selected by a committee with eight representatives, one from each of the conferences school's that participate in the sport of men's soccer. The RMAC has officially sponsored the sport of men's soccer since 1996.

The RMAC's Centennial Celebration will take place on July 11, 2009 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs. More information to come in the next few months. A new all-time team will be recognized each month leading up to the celebration.

RMAC Centennial Celebration All-Time Menâ€TMs Soccer Team
MVP â€" John Cunliffe, Fort Lewis
Lance Snodgrass, Regis
Craig Thompson, Colorado Mines
Brian Blaskovich, Colorado Mines
Calum Robertson, Fort Lewis
Cole Sweetser, Fort Lewis
Phillip Owen, Metro State
Luc Cisna, Fort Lewis
Greg Meyer, UCCS
Antonio Porras, Metro State
Chris McClennan, Colorado Christian
Reine Huber, Colorado Mines

Coach â€" Jeremy Gunn, Fort Lewis

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