Four MSU Men’s Soccer Players Earn NSCAA All-Region Honors
Dec. 7, 2016
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Four Michigan State men’s soccer players earned National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) NCAA Division I Men’s All-Midwest Region Team honors as announced by the NSCAA on Tuesday.
Sophomore forward Ryan Sierakowski was tabbed to the first-team list, while junior defender Jimmy Fiscus was on the second-team and redshirt-sophomore goalkeeper Jimmy Hague and junior midfielder Ken Krolicki were on the third-team list.
This is the first NSCAA All-Region honors for each of the four Spartan honorees.
Sierakowski, a McHenry, Illinois native, finished second in the Big Ten in goals scored with nine. He also finished fourth in the league in points with 23. The sophomore forward also tied for first in the conference with six game-winning goals. This first-team NSCAA All-Region honor is Sierakowski’s second postseason accolade, joining his first-team All-Big Ten honors. Last season, Sierakowski was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team.
Hague, a native of Walled Lake, Michigan, had a breakout season in goal for MSU. He was tied for second in the Big Ten in shutouts with six, while finishing fourth in the conference in both goals against average (0.83) and save percentage (.757). Hague also earned second-team All-Big Ten accolades.
Krolicki, who hails from Plymouth, Michigan, was tied for second on the team in scoring with three goals and four assists for 10 points. The junior midfielder also earned second-team All-Big Ten kudos.
Fiscus, a native of Novi, Michigan, was the only Spartan to have played every minute this season. He was part of the tenacious MSU backline that allowed only 17 goals in 20 games this season. He tied for sixth on the team with five points on one goal and three assists. Fiscus was also a second-team All-Big Ten honoree.
The Spartans finished the 2016 season with a 13-5-2 record, advancing to the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Michigan State was unbeaten at DeMartin Stadium this season, ending the year with a 9-0-2 record at home.