KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The No. 11 ranked Fort Hays State men’s soccer team had 12 players named to the 2018 All-MIAA Team, released on Wednesday (Nov. 7). The Tigers have seven first team selections, four second team selections and one honorable mention selection. Brett Parker was named Coach of the Year, Agudelo was named MIAA Player of the Year and Rogelio Lopez was named MIAA Freshman of the Year.
First-Team Selections for the Tigers were forwards Santiago Agudelo and Abdoulaye Cisse, midfielders Tobias Patino and Moritz Walther, defenders Raul Fierro and Luis Torres and goalkeeper Fernando Pina.
Second team selections went to forward Arsenio Chamorro, midfielders Rogelio Lopez and Alonso Rodriguez and defender Sergio Villalba. Caesar Jones earned Honorable Mention honors as a defender.
Agudelo, a junior, earns All-MIAA First Team honors for the first time, while earning MIAA Player of the Year. He leads the Tigers in goals (26), points (58), shots (99), shots on goal (56) and game-winning goals (eight). He leads the nation in points per match (3.41), total points (58), goals per match (1.53), total goals (26), game-winning goals (eight), shots per match (5.82) and shots on goal per match (3.29).
Cisse, a senior, makes his second-consecutive All-MIAA First Team list. He has put up solid numbers again this year as he ranks second on the squad in points (38), shots (38) and shots on goal (16). Cisse was named to the D2CCA All-Central Region First Team last year.
Patino, a senior, earns his third All-MIAA honor after a first-team selection this year. Patino leads the team in assists (nine).
Walther, a sophomore, makes debut on the All-MIAA First Team list. Walther ranks second on the squad in assists (seven) and third in shots (28). Walther provided the game-winning penalty kick goal against Northeastern State to seal the second-consecutive MIAA title for the Tigers.
Fierro, a senior, makes his second-consecutive All-MIAA team. Fierro ranks fourth on the team in minutes played on the pitch (1,423). Fierro was named to the D2CCA All-Central Region Second Team last season.
Torres, a senior, makes his third All-MIAA First Team honor as a defender. Torres has accumulated five goals and two assists while playing the most minutes on the pitch for the Tigers (1,510). Torres was the lone All-America selection in 2016. He was named to the D2CCA All-Central Region team two-consecutive seasons.
Pina, a senior, earns his first All-MIAA First Team selection as a goalkeeper. Pina has recorded a .63 goals against average and a .829 save percentage on his way to a 9-0-1 overall record in goal for the Tigers. He ranks 12th in the country in goals against average and save percentage.
Chamorro, a sophomore, earned All-MIAA Second Team honors as a forward. Chamorro was named an All-MIAA honorable mention selection as a redshirt-freshman in 2016. Chamorro scored four goals while tallying two assists on 25 total shots this season.
Lopez, a true freshman, earned All-MIAA Second Team honors as a midfielder. Lopez was also named MIAA Freshman of the Year. Lopez scored five goals and produced one assist.
Rodriguez, a freshman, makes his debut on the All-MIAA Second Team as a midfielder. Rodriguez connected on four goals and two assists in 2018.
Villalba, a junior, earned his second honor on the All-MIAA team as a defender in his Tiger career. Villalba provided a hat trick against Rockhurst in the 4-1 upset earlier this season.
Jones, a senior, makes his second-consecutive All-MIAA team, with honorable mention honors this season. Jones recorded two goals and one assist as a defender in 2018.
Coach Brett Parker was named the Coach of the Year in the MIAA for the second-consecutive season. He helped the Tigers to a program-record 15 victories this season, as well as a program-record 12-match winning streak.
Below is the 2018 All-MIAA Men’s Soccer Team
Player of the Year
Santiago Agudelo, Jr., Fort Hays State
Freshman of the Year
Rogelio Lopez, MF., Fort Hays State
Coach of the Year:
Brett Parker, Fort Hays State
GK: Fernando Pina, Sr., Fort Hays State
D: James Doyle, So., Northeastern State
D: Luis Torres, Sr., Fort Hays State
D: Raul Fierro, Sr., Fort Hays State
D: Ben Watson, Jr., Northeastern State
MF: Joe Garcia, Sr., Northeastern State
MF: Tobias Patino, Sr., Fort Hays State
MF: Fernando Cordero, Sr., Lindenwood
MF: Trevor Reed, Sr., Northeastern State
MF: Moritz Walther, So., Fort Hays State
F: Santiago Agudelo, Jr., Fort Hays State
F: Flynn Semmerling, Fr., Northeastern State
F: Thomas Hutcheson, Jr., Lindenwood
F: Abdoulaye Cisse, Sr., Fort Hays State
GK: Thomas Salenbien, Jr., Northeastern State
D: Sergio Villalba, Jr., Fort Hays State
D: Seth Russell, Jr., Upper Iowa
D: Luke McBeth, Fr., Lindenwood
MF: Marko Cirko, Jr., Upper Iowa
MF: Rogelio Lopez, Fr., Fort Hays State
MF: Alonso Rodriguez, Fr., Fort Hays State
MF: Leon Silva, So., Lindenwood
F: Gaspar Alvarez, Jr., Lindenwood
F: Italo Martins-Soarez, So., Upper Iowa
F: Arsenio Chamorro, So., Fort Hays State
F: Aaron Ugbah, Jr., Northeastern State
F: Josh Peloquin, Jr., Southwest Baptist
Fort Hays State: Caesar Jones, D
Lindenwood: Aleksa Nenadic, GK
Northeastern State: Bailey Weeks, D
Upper Iowa: Robin Stoffels, D, Efrain Gonzalez, MF