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12 Ottawa soccer players earn KCAC honors

By The Herald Staff | 11/15/2013

WICHITA — A total of 12 Ottawa University men’s and women’s soccer players received Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference postseason honors.

The women had seven players on the all-KCAC teams, while the men had five.

WICHITA — A total of 12 Ottawa University men’s and women’s soccer players received Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference postseason honors.

The women had seven players on the all-KCAC teams, while the men had five.

The women honorees were Taylor Mays, Jordan Tapia, Autumn Surage, Destinee Evans, Annie Kessler, Kallie Bindner and Morgan Trupp.

The men were Robert Rodriguez, Grant Keith, Zack Hanks, Max Brewer and Drinnan Sante.

Mays, a senior defender, earned first team for the third time in her career and was named KCAC defensive player of the year. Mays was the KCAC defensive player of the week once this season. She spearheads a defense that is ranked sixth in the NAIA in total shutouts (10) and 10th in shutouts per game (0.5).

Tapia, a junior midfielder, earned KCAC honors for the third straight season with her first team selection. Tapia scored three goals and tallied two assists for a total of eight points. She had a game-winning goal.

Surage, a junior midfielder, earned first team honors after being on the second team the past two years. She has five goals and tallied four assists for 14 points. She was also named to the Capital One Academic First Team All-District 3 team.

Evans, a sophomore defender, was named to the second team for the second straight season. She scored two goals. She earned KCAC defensive player of the week honors once this season.

Kessler, a sophomore defender, was a second team selection after being named to the honorable mention team last season. She scored four goals and dished out two assists for 10 points. She was named KCAC defensive player of the week once this past season. Kessler was also named to the Capital One Academic First Team All-District 3 team.

Bindner, a junior midfielder, was named to the second team after being named honorable mention last season. She scored five goals and had three assists for 13 points. Bindner has three game-winning goals.

Trupp, a sophomore forward, was named to the KCAC teams for the first time with her second team selection. She scored five goals and had eight assists for a total of 18 points. Trupp has two game-winning goals. She earned KCAC offensive player of the week honors once this past season.

Rodriguez, a senior defender, was named to the first team after earning honorable mention honors last season. He scored three goals. Rodriguez earned KCAC defensive player of the week honors once this season.

Keith, a senior midfielder, earned second team honors after being named honorable mention last season. He scored three goals and tallying three assists for nine points.

Hanks, a senior forward, was named to the KCAC teams for the first time in his career with his honorable mention selection. He led Ottawa in goals with seven and finished with three assists for 17 points. Hanks earned KCAC offensive player of the week honors once this past season.

Brewer, a junior midfielder, earned honorable mention honors. He finished with one goal and one assist.

Sante, a senior keeper, was named to the KCAC teams for the fourth straight year with his honorable mention selection. He had a goals against average of 1.83 with 73 saves and had one shutout.

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