Four Lake Forest Players Earn NSCAA All-Region Honors
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America released its all-region teams on Wednesday and four players from Lake Forest College made the list. Mahir Mameledzija was a First Team All-North Region Selection, Charlie Brey and Steven Johnson earned Second Team honors, and Ethan Guenther was named to the Third Team.
Mameledzija, a junior forward, was also named Third Team All-American by the NSCAA on Tuesday. He led the country with 27 goals and his 59 points were tied for the national lead. He set single-season school and Midwest Conference records in both categories and was selected as the league's Player and Offensive Player of the Year. He scored in 14 of 20 contests with three hat tricks and seven two-goal games and 11 of his goals were game-winners.
Brey, a junior defender, recorded a pair of assists on the season. He helped anchor a defense that blanked 11 of 20 opponents and surrendered just 16 goals on the year. Lake Forest ranked 35th in the nation with a 0.79 goals against average.
Johnson, a junior midfielder, scored two goals and tied for first place in the MWC with seven assists. Three of his assists came on game-winning goals and his performance at both ends of the field helped the Foresters outscore their opponents 53-16 on the year.
Guenther, a senior goalkeeper, went 11-2-1 record while ranking third in the nation with a .897 save percentage and seventh with a goals against average of 0.437. He recorded eight complete game shutouts and held opponents scoreless during 10 of his 15 starts.
All four players also earned First Team All-Midwest Conference honors while leading the Foresters to a 15-4-1 overall record. Lake Forest claimed its 15th conference title with a 9-1-0 mark in conference play and reached the final of the MWC Tournament.