Storm Soccer Earns Six OCSA Honors

Storm Soccer Earns Six OCSA Honors

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PAINESVILLE, Ohio—Six members of the Lake Erie College men's soccer team were named to the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association (OCSA) All-Ohio Teams for their play during the 2014 season.

Joseph Coombs (Knutsford, England/Holmes Chapel Sixth Form), Anthony Novak (Toronto, Ont./St. Mary Catholic) and Nolyn Do Nascimento (Ajax, Ont./Pickering) were named to the All-Ohio First-Team while Alfred Majer (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor), Ryan Gibson (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Scioto) and Cory Bucur (Bedford, Ohio/St. Peter Chanel) were named to the Second-Team.

Coombs has earned several honors this postseason after a tremendous junior year, being named to the All-GLIAC, All-Midwest Region, ECAC Division-II All-Star and the All-NSCAA/Continental Tire Teams. He earned GLIAC Defensive Player of the Week honors twice this year as well as an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Defensive Player of the Week honor.  Coombs helped anchor a Storm defense that allowed only .7 goals a game while recording eight shutouts.  Offensively, Coombs had seven points on three goals and an assist, including game-winning goals against the University of Findlay and Ohio Dominican University. In the game against Ohio Dominican, Coombs tallied two goals and an assist.

Novak previously earned All-GLIAC First-Team and All-NSCAA/Continental Tire honors this season. A solid competitor for the Storm throughout the year, Novak scored two goals and assisted on one more.  He had the game winning goal on a penalty shot against Saginaw Valley State University on Oct. 17. 

Do Nascimento also earned All-GLIAC and All-NSCAA/Continental Tire honors this season. He served as the quarterback of the Storm's midfield, filtering the ball with ease while getting around defenders with fancy footwork. Do Nascimento appeared in 15 games, starting in 14 of them.

Majer earned Second Team All-GLIAC honors as a forward. He led the Storm in goals for the second straight year with six, in addition to his four assists.  Two of Majer's six goals were game winners. The first one came in the Storm's season opener at the California University of Pennsylvania on Sept. 7 while the second was the lone goal against Malone University on Oct. 26.

Gibson earned All-GLIAC First-Team honors as a defender.  Aside from contributing as a defensive force, Gibson added to the offensive side.  He ended the season with one goal and a team-high five assists. In the Storm's win over Ohio Dominican University on Oct. 31, Gibson had two assists.

Bucur earned All-GLIAC Honorable Mention honors as a forward.  The senior captain was tied for second on the team with five while assisting on three more- both of which were career-highs.  His goal against the University of Findlay on Sept. 19 proved to be the game winner.

-LEC-