Mahir Mameledzija Named MWC Offensive Player of the Year, Three Other Foresters All-MWC
The Midwest Conference released its end-of-season awards for men's soccer on Thursday and four Foresters made the lists. Mahir Mameledzija was selected as the MWC Offensive Player of the Year and joined Chris Haught-Thompson on the First Team. Alexi Spiratos and Steven Johnson earned Second Team All-MWC honors.
Mameledzija, a sophomore forward, ranked second in the conference with 13 goals and 32 points and tied-for-third with six assists. He posted the same numbers as a freshman and is already ninth in program history with 26 career goals and tied-for-ninth with 64 points. He was also a First Team All-MWC selection in 2010.
Haught-Thompson, a senior midfielder/defender, scored one goal and tied for second on the team and third in the league with six assists. He earned Second Team All-MWC honors each of the last two seasons.
Johnson, a midfielder, and Spiratos, a forward/midfielder, appeared on the all-conference teams for the first time in their careers. Spiratos tied for ninth in the league with 15 points and finished second in the MWC with a team-high seven assists. Johnson recorded three assists on the season.
Lake Forest posted a 13-3-3 overall record in 2011 and tied for fourth in the conference standings with a league mark of 5-2-2. The Foresters returned to the four-team MWC Tournament for the first time since 2005. That season was also the last time the team had four all-conference honorees.