McMahen Earns First-Team Men's Soccer All-Big Ten Honors
Nov. 13, 2004
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State men's soccer junior midfielder Ryan McMahen (Munster, Ind.) earned first-team All-Big Ten honors in a vote by the league's coaches. Senior defender Kellen Kalso (Oxford, Mich.) earned second-team honors and defender Rauwshan McKenzie (Hoffman Estates, Ill.) was named to the All-Freshman team.
McMahen ranks third on the team in goals (7) and points (23), and is tied for the team lead with nine assists. In Big Ten games, however, he elevated his level of play, scoring a team-best three goals, ranking tied for fourth in the conference. Most recently, he scored two goals in MSU's 2-1 upset victory over Indiana in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament. Last season, McMahen was a second-team all-conference honoree.
Kalso has started all 18 games this season and all 74 games in his career in the Spartan defense. This is the first time in his career that he has earned All-Big Ten honors. McKenzie has played in all 18 games as a true freshman, starting 11, including the last 10.
The Michigan State men's soccer team (11-6-1) will play Northwestern (14-4-2) in the Big Ten Tournament championship game on Sunday, Nov. 14 in Ann Arbor at 2 p.m. A Spartan victory would give MSU its first Big Ten Tournament title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament for the 10th time in school history, and the first time since 2001.
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