Coombs, Novak Named Second-Team All-Region

Coombs, Novak Named Second-Team All-Region

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QUINCY, Ill. – Lake Erie College men's soccer seniors Joseph Coombs and Anthony Novak were named to the Conference Commissioners Association (CCA) Division II All-Midwest Second-Team announced by the association Monday (Nov. 30).

Coombs (Knutsford, England/Holmes Chapel Sixth Form) earned All-Midwest Second-Team Defender honors. He was previously named Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Defender of the Year and earned a spot on the All-GLIAC First-Team. Coombs anchored the Storm defense throughout the season.  The defense posted four shutouts and allowed just one goal in three other games. Aside from his defensive premise, Coombs scored three goals, including the gamewinner against Walsh University at home and the game tying goal against Saginaw Valley State University in the GLIAC semifinals.  In his career, Coombs has totaled six goals and one assist in 52 games.

Novak (Toronto, Ont./St. Mary Catholic) earned All-Midwest Second-Team Midfielder honors after previously earning All-GLIAC Second-Team Honors. He appeared in 11 games and tied for the Storm lead with eight goals, while assisting on three more.  Five of his goals were gamewinners. At Walsh, Novak netted a hat trick.  He also had a pair of goals and an assist in the season opener at Seton Hill University. In his career, Novak has totaled 14 goals and seven assists in 65 games.

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