Stewart, Friesen and Miley all named second-team All-RMAC

By Doug Fitzgerald published November 5, 2009

Jaron Stewart, Matt Friesen and Greg Miley of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs were all named second-team All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, the RMAC announced Thursday.

Stewart, a junior, played both defense and midfield this season and was one of the Mountain Lions' best players at gaining and maintaining possession of the ball. He has accounted for a goal and an assist this season.

A sophomore with a knack of being in the right place at the right time, Friesen is leading UCCS in scoring for the second consecutive season. After getting eight goals and four assists a year ago, Friesen has followed that with seven goals and five assists this season.

Miley was used at both wings as well as at center midfielder this season and excelled at each. The senior from London, England, has scored three goals and added two assists this season.

The eight head men's soccer coaches in the RMAC chose the all-conference teams (coaches cannot vote for their own players). Adams State was not eligible since they did not play a conference schedule. ASC will play a full RMAC schedule next year.

Steven Emory of Metro State was named the 2009 RMAC Player of the Year in menâ€TMs soccer. Emory is third in the RMAC with 10 goals and fourth in assists with seven. Emory is the third Metro State player to earn this award and the second in a row. Last season Kellen Johnson was the RMAC Player of the Year.

Zane Wells of Fort Lewis wan named the 2009 RMAC Defensive Player of the Year. This is the second consecutive season Wells has earned this honor. He is the first student-athlete in conference history to be named Defensive Player of the year twice.

Manville Strand of Colorado Miens received the RMAC Freshman of the Year Award. Strand leads RMAC goalkeepers with a .806 save percentage.

Frank Kohlenstein of Colorado Mines is the RMAC Men's Soccer Coach of the Year. This is the fourth time Kohlenstein has earned this award. That ties him with Jeremy Gunn for the most in conference history.

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Greg MileyGreg Miley7MSr.
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