KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The United Soccer Coaches (USC) association announced on Tuesday the members of the All-Region Teams, with the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) placing four players amongst the ranks.
Hanover College's Josh Hughes (Lafayette, La.) was named to the first team as a forward. Hughes earned Offensive Player of the Year honors within the HCAC in 2019, leading the Panthers with seven goals and nine assists in rout to their 8-1 conference finish, as Hanover advanced to the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Playoffs following their conference tournament title.
A pair of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology players, Eric Kirby (LaGrange, Ky.) and Ryan Tarr (Louisville, K.Y) were named to the USC All-Region Second Team, both in the position of defenders. Tarr was recognized in the HCAC post season awards lineup, named the 2019 Defensive Player of the Year. Both Tarr and Kirby were First-Team All-HCAC picks, as they helped lead the Fightin' Engineers to a 16-3-1 overall record and an 8-1 record in HCAC play.
Pascal Schlee (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) of Rose-Hulman was the final player to make the All-Region team as a keeper. The senior started all 20 games for the Fightin' Engineers in 2019, making 60 saves and picking up 16 wins, including 12 shutouts. Schlee boasts a .833 save percentage and a 0.58 goals against average.
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