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Four Spartan Men's Soccer Players Earn United Soccer Coaches All-Region Accolades

Dec. 5, 2017

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Four Michigan State men's soccer players earned United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Men's All-Midwest Region Team honors as announced by the United Soccer Coaches.

Senior defender Jimmy Fiscus, senior midfielder Ken Krolicki and redshirt junior goalkeeper Jimmy Hague were on the first-team list, while junior forward DeJuan Jones was on the third-team list.

This is the second-straight season that Fiscus, Krolicki and Hague have earned United Soccer Coaches All-Region accolades, while it is the first United Soccer Coaches All-Region plaudits for Jones. Last season, Fiscus was on the second-team, while Krolicki and Hague were on third-team honorees.

Fiscus, a native of Novi, Michigan, led the MSU position players in minutes played this season, playing in 1,877 of a possible 1,890 minutes. He tallied two goals and one assist for five total points. His second goal of the season came in the NCAA Tournament third-round match against Western Michigan, that proved to be the game-winner for the Spartans and advancing to the Elite Eight. Fiscus was part of a staunch MSU defensive backline that allowed a paltry 13 goals this season.

A native of Plymouth, Michigan, Krolicki was a focal point of the MSU midfield, starting all 20 games and dishing out five assists, ranking tied for third on the team in helpers. Krolicki assisted on all three of MSU's assists in the Spartans' 3-0 win over Virginia Tech in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Hauge, a native of Walled Lake, Michigan, was a wall in net for the Spartans, yielding only 13 goals while posting 11 shutouts in 20 matches, playing all 1,890 minutes in goal. He posted a 0.62 goals against average, including a minute 0.46 GAA and .871 save percentage in Big Ten matches, earning Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year honors.

 

 

A local product as a native of Lansing, Michigan, Jones tallied 20 points on seven goals and six assists, ranking second on the team in all three categories, while playing in all 20 matches. Jones netted two goals against Rutgers, as well as logging a goal and an assist in the same game on two different occasions, against Ohio State and in the NCAA Tournament win over Virginia Tech.

Michigan State ended the 2017 season with a 13-3-4 record, as the Spartans' NCAA postseason run came to a heartbreaking end after tying 1-1 in overtime before falling, 3-2, on penalty kicks at Indiana on Dec. 1 in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament. It was MSU's third Elite Eight appearance in five years.

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