Perkins Named to NSCAA Second Team All-West Region
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Southwestern senior forward Evan Perkins earned yet another award for his outstanding play his final season, this time earning his second consecutive spot on the NSCAA All-West Region team. Complete NSCAA Men's All-West Region Team
Perkins scored a team high 15 goals this year and eight assists. His 38 points on the season was 24 points more than his closest teammate and set a new SU record for most points in a season. Perkins' 15 goals was also an SU season record.
Perkins was named the 2012 Co-Offensive Player-of-the-Year, ending the season second in the SCAC in goals and tied for third in assists. He had the game-winner in the Pirates' 1-0 quarterfinal win over Centenary College in the SCAC tournament and led his team to a second-place finish. Perkins is a four-time All-SCAC selection (Third Team in 2009 and 2010, Second Team in 2011) and he was a NSCAA Third Team All-West region selection last season.
He is the first men's soccer player from Southwestern to earn one of the league's Player-of-the-Year awards. Last month, Perkins was named a first-team Capital One Academic All-District® selection.
Trinity University placed a league-high six players on the All-West region team. Colorado College had three players earn All-West honors while Southwestern University placed one player on the All-Region team.
Earning first-team honors were Trinity's Matthew Cardone, Denny Mask, Darren McAfee, Yuri Ribeiro, and Colorado College's Matt Fechter.
Second-team All-West region selections included Colorado College senior defender Nick Lammers, Trinity senior defender Michael Micheletti and Southwestern senior forward Evan Perkins.
Colorado College's Kyle Buchwalder and Trinity's Thomas Carwile were each named to the All-West region third-team.
Southwestern ended the year at 13-8-2 overall and 5-4-1 in the SCAC, earning a second straight spot in the SCAC Conference Tournament. The Pirates advanced to the finals before falling to Trinity to finish in second place.