(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Great Midwest Athletic Conference announced its postseason awards for men's soccer this evening and five Lake Erie Storm players have been named to the All-Conference Team. Omar Oliveros-Alvarez, Miquel Espinoza, Javier Borreguero and Jonathan Carr were all named to the Second Team, while Ezekiel Ebenezer was chosen as an Honorable Mention.
Oliveros-Alvarez is a fifth-year senior from Grison, Spain, and has helped anchor a defense that produced five shutouts this season, all of which came against conference opponents. Most recently he helped the Storm advance in the G-MAC Tournament with a 1-0 win over Ohio Dominican. Oliveros-Alvarez has also flashed some brilliance on offense with two assists on the season.
Speaking of offense, Espinoza was one of the most dangerous players in the regular season. The senior forward from Perry, Ohio, was tied for second in the G-MAC in points with 24 on the season for 1.33 per game, third-best in the conference. He found the back of the net 11 times for the second-best mark in the G-MAC. He scored two goals in a game thrice this season in contests against Walsh, Alderson Broaddus and Kentucky Wesleyan. With his two assists, he leads the Storm with 24 points.
Not far behind Esponoza was Borreguero, a junior forward from Nigran, Spain out of Los Sauces. He was tied for fourth in the conference with 22 points for 1.22 per game, fifth-best in the G-MAC. He was one goal shy of tying Espinoza with 10 for 0.56 per game, the sixth-best mark in the conference. He scored a pair of goals twice in games at Ashland and against Malone. With his two assists, he is second on the team with 22 points.
Setting up the aforementioned offensive standouts was Carr, a junior from Sunderland, England. He was second in the G-MAC in assists with 10 and assists per game with 0.67. He had three multiple-assist games with a season-best three in the season opener against Ashland. Carr went on to provide two helpers against Walsh and Kentucky Wesleyan. He has also added a goal for 12 points on the season.
Ebenezer is a senior forward from Columbia, Md., and has also been a well-balanced offensive threat. His five assists are tied for sixth in the G-MAC while his 0.28 assists per game are tied for ninth. He has scored six goals on the season for 17 points, third-most on the Storm.
Lake Erie (9-5-4) has had one of its best seasons in recent history and will have one of its biggest games tomorrow. The fifth-seeded Storm takes on top-seeded Tiffin in the semifinals with the winner to play in the championship on Saturday. Kickoff with the Dragons is set for 1 p.m.