Valparaiso University men’s soccer fifth-year senior Dylan Waugaman (Houston, Texas / Friendswood [Oregon State]) received a high honor for his excellence in the classroom and on the playing field on Thursday as he was named a member of the Academic All-America First Team by CoSIDA.
Three Valparaiso University men’s soccer players were recognized on Wednesday as the Missouri Valley Conference unveiled its 2019 Scholar-Athlete honorees. Senior Dylan Waugaman (Houston, Texas / Friendswood [Oregon State]) was named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team, while sophomore Mattia Dabala (Venice, Italy / Maria Lazzari) and senior Adan Garcia (Dallas, Texas / Episcopal School of Dallas) earned MVC Scholar-Athlete Honorable Mention.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team was represented by junior midfielder Mason Marcey (Charlotte, N.C. / Charlotte, Christian [Radford]) on the 2019 Missouri Valley Conference all-tournament team, which was announced by the league office following the conclusion of the championship match on Sunday.
Four Valparaiso University men’s soccer players received recognition as the Missouri Valley Conference unveiled its postseason honors at Thursday night’s awards banquet in Chicago.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team led for much of the match, but saw a quality effort come up shy in a season-closing 2-1 overtime defeat to Drake on a frigid Wednesday afternoon at Loyola Soccer Park. The Bulldogs tied the match in the 87th minute on a shot that came from nearly the midfield stripe, then won it on a golden goal in the second overtime. Valpo’s goal was a beauty from Mason Marcey (Charlotte, N.C. / Charlotte Christian [Radford]) in the first half.
From the time the season kicked off, Valparaiso University men’s soccer coach Mike Avery has emphasized the importance of building toward a winning week in November. With all six Missouri Valley Conference teams qualifying for the league tournament this year, the team’s focus has been on making strides throughout the year to be playing its best soccer come tournament time. The weeks of preparation are in the books, and the test comes this week in Rogers Park, starting with a first-round tournament date with Drake on Wednesday afternoon at the Loyola Soccer Complex.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team fell 3-0 to Loyola in the regular season finale at Brown Field on Saturday. Senior goalkeeper Jorn-Jan van de Beld (Balkburg, The Netherlands/ University of Twente) made seven saves on Senior Night.
Valparaiso University men’s soccer fifth-year senior Dylan Waugaman (Houston, Texas / Friendswood [Oregon State]) added to his list of honors related to success both on the field and in the classroom on Thursday as he was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team.
The regular season winds down on Saturday night under the lights of Brown Field as the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team looks to build on its recent strides and create continued momentum with the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament right around the corner. The program will battle longtime rival Loyola on Senior Night with hopes of sending out its six-member senior class on a high note.