KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Saginaw Valley State University men's soccer team has been selected to participate in the NCAA Division II Super Region No. 3 for the second straight season and second time in school history.
The Cardinals wrapped up the No. 2 seed and will take on No. 3 seeded Quincy University in the second round on Sunday (Nov. 11) at the SVSU Soccer Complex starting at 1:00 PM.
The other teams joining the Cardinals are the No. 4 seed Notre Dame College and No. 5 Drury University who battle for the right to play top-seeded Rockhurst in the Second Round.
The Cardinals claimed their second consecutive GLIAC Men's Soccer Championship this season as well as their first ever GLIAC Men's Soccer Tournament Championship. Senior defender Zach Myers (Grand Rapids, Mich. / Forest Hills Eastern HS) was named GLIAC "Offensive Player of the Year," while head coach Cale Wassermann was tabbed as GLIAC "Coach of the Year" for the second straight season.
The Saginaw Valley defensive unit increased their shutout streak against Division II opponents to nine straight after last weekend's triumphant tournament run. The Cardinals also extended their unbeaten streak to 11 games. All-GLIAC First Teamer Jason Wise (Troy, Mich.) has been vital in net for SVSU as he has posted a 0.719 goals against average which puts him in the top 15 nationally.
Six other Cardinals joined Myers and Wise on All-GLIAC teams. Lachlan Savage (Canton, Mich. / Plymouth Salem HS) and was selected to the first team, while forward Zach Walega (Saline, Mich.) and defenders Taylor Clarke (Cary, Ill. / Cary-Grove HS) and Michael Lamb (Sunderland, England / Sandhill View) garnered second team honors. Sophmore midfielder Zach Vasold (Freeland, Mich.) was also named to the honorable mention team.
Sunday, November 11
#2 Saginaw Valley (15-2-3) vs. #3 Quincy (12-2-5) - 1:00 PM - SVSU Soccer Complex