Friesen, Stewart named second-team all-RMAC

By Doug Fitzgerald published November 3, 2010

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs soccer players Jaron Stewart and Matt Friesen were named to the 2010 All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Second Team, the RMAC announced Tuesday.

Friesen, a junior from Colorado Springs, led the Mountain Lions with nine goals and 23 points, totals that ranked him seventh and eighth in the RMAC respectively. He also added five assists. All three numbers were career highs.

Stewart, a senior from Frisco, Texas, had five goals and five assists while operating out of both the UCCS midfield and defense.

 For the second consecutive season, Steven Emory of Metro State was selected as the RMAC Player of the Year. Emory is second in the RMAC in points (40), goals (15) and assists (10). This is the third season in a row the Roadrunners have had the RMAC Player of the Year (Kellen Johnson in 2008). The Roadrunners went 8-4-2 in the conference and are the number four seed in the RMAC Men's Soccer Tournament. MSCD plays Mesa State on Wednesday at the Auraria Soccer Field. The winner advances to play top seed Colorado Mines in Golden on Friday.

Gary Cole of Regis was named the 2010 RMAC Defensive Player of the Year. The Rangers have allowed just 17 goals on the season in 18 games played.

Tesho Akindele of Colorado Mines is the RMAC Fresh¬man of the Year. Akindele leads the RMAC in points (41) and goals (18).

Frank Kohlenstein of Colorado Mines is the RMAC Men's Soccer Coach of the Year. This is the second year in a row and fifth time overall that Kohlenstein has earned this award. That gives Kohlenstein the most RMAC Men's Soccer Coach of the Year Awards in conference history.

The nine head men's soccer coaches in the RMAC chose the all-conference teams (coaches cannot vote for their own players).

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Jaron StewartJaron Stewart12DSo.
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