KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Saginaw Valley State University men's soccer captain forward Zach Myers (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Eastern HS) was named as a 2012 Daktronic Inc. Third Team All-American by the national committee today (Nov. 29).
Myers, a senior captain, becomes the first men's soccer player to receive All-American honors in school history. He has started all 24 matches this season for the SVSU men's soccer program, posting a GLIAC best 17 goals with two assists after switching positions from defense to forward this season. Myers has scored two or more goals in five matches this season and became the first men's soccer player in GLIAC history to win both 'Offensive Player of the Year' and 'Defensive Player of the Year' honors in their career. Myers was also named to the Capital One Academic All-America team earlier this week.
The No. 12 Cardinals ran their unbeaten streak to 14 games as they defeated No. 2 Simon Fraser University 3-1 earlier today (Nov. 29) to advance to the National Championship game for the first time in school history.
SVSU will play No. 11 Lynn University on Saturday (Dec. 1) in the National Championship game at 12:00 PM.
Sports information directors from NCAA Division II schools and conferences sponsoring men's soccer selected the Daktronics All-America teams. The process begins at the regional level with all first team All-Region picks advancing to the national ballot. This is the seventh year Daktronics has sponsored the NCAA Division II men's soccer All-America and All-Region teams. A total of 60 student-athletes representing 38 different institutions filled out the three teams and honorable mention selections. Tyler Lobe and Brandon Bronzan of the Sonoma State (Calif.) University Sports Information office assisted in the voting process.
The team is sponsored by Daktronics, Inc., recognized worldwide in its industry as the leading designer and manufacturer of electronic scoreboards, programmable display systems, and large screen video displays using light emitting diode (LED) technology. The team is voted on by the members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).