Four Pioneers Garner Second Team NSCAA All-Region

Four Pioneers Garner Second Team NSCAA All-Region

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville men's soccer garnered four second-team National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) all-North Region honors on Thursday.

Goalkeeper Ian Christensen, defender Michael Prudisch, mid-fielder Chris Brown and forward Brandon Chmiel all earned their first NSCAA all-region honor.

Christensen posted the second best goals against average of 0.70 in school history and tied for seventh with six shutouts. The junior from Oregon, Wis., helped the Pioneers tie a program record 11 shutouts and a program-best 15 wins.

Prudisch was named Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Defensive Player of the Year last month. He anchored the Pioneer defense that only allowed just 15 goals and a WIAC-best 11 shutouts. The Verona, Wis. native, also contributed a goal and an assist.

Brown earned his second first-team all-WIAC for leading the Pioneer mid-field with seven goals and six assists. The senior from McFarland, Wis. recorded a season-best three points against Lakeland (Sept. 11) and scored two of the Pioneer's goals in their NCAA tournament run.

Chmiel was named WIAC Co-Offensive Player of the Year for leading the conference in goals (14), assists (8), points (36) and game winning goals (6). The senior forward garnered his third consecutive first-team all-conference honor. The Jackson, Wis. native, scored a pair of goals on four different occasions and recorded a season-best six points against Finlandia (Oct. 27).

Head coach Enzo Fuschino was named NSCAA North Region Coach of the Year earlier this week as he directed the Pioneers to a program-best 15 victories (15-4-2 record) and a spot in the sectional semifinal round of the NCAA Division III Championship.