Coombs Named GLIAC Defender of the Year as Four Earn All-GLIAC Honors

Coombs Named GLIAC Defender of the Year as Four Earn All-GLIAC Honors

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BAY CITY, Mich.—Four members of the Lake Erie College men's soccer team earned All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) honors announced by the conference Friday (Nov. 6).

Joseph Coombs (Knutsford, England/Holmes Chapel Sixth Form) earned the top honor for the Storm, GLIAC Defender of the Year, in addition to a spot on the first team.

Coombs earned GLIAC Defender of the Year honors after a solid senior campaign.  He anchored the Storm defense throughout the season.  The defense posted four shutouts and allowed just one goal in three other games.  Coombs was named GLIAC Defensive Player of the Week once this season.  Aside from his offensive premise, Coombs scored two goals, including the gamewinner against Walsh University at home.  In his career, Coombs has totaled five goals and one assist in 50 games.

Senior Anthony Novak (Toronto, Ont./St. Mary's Catholic) earned a spot on the Second-Team midfield while classmate Ryan Gibson (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Scioto) was named a Second-Team defender.

Novak appeared in 11 games and tied for the Storm lead with eight goals, while assisting on three more.  Five of his goals were gamewinners.  In his career, Novak has totaled 14 goals and seven assists in 63 games.

Gibson appeared in 16 games this season, scoring one goal and six assists.  His goal proved to be the gamewinner against Saginaw Valley State University.  In his career, Gibson has totaled five goals and 16 assists in 68 games.

Junior Stuart Campbell (Glassgow, Scotland/Glassgow Academy) was named an All-GLIAC Honorable Mention.  In 13 games, Campbell shared the Storm lead with eight goals, while assisted on one more.  His goal at Tiffin was a gamewinner.  For his career, he has tallied 18 goals and three assists.

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