133-67-13 (.654) record since 2001
For the first time in the program’s history, a Central College men’s soccer player has been named the Iowa Conference men’s soccer Most Valuable Player.
Senior forward Brett McKenzie (Lindenhurst, Ill., Antioch HS) earned that honor Thursday as five additional men’s soccer players and one women’s soccer player also received conference recognition.
McKenzie was named a first-team pick for the second time in his career after a 2008 selection and earned second-team honors in 2009. McKenzie received the conference offensive player of the week award twice this fall.
Cody Jandik (Cedar Rapids, Cedar Valley Christian), a senior midfielder, joins McKenzie on the first team. Jandik earned honorable mention recognition last year and was a second-team pick in both 2007 and 2008. He was also selected to the NSCAA all-West Region third team in 2007
Senior forward Nick DeLucia (Urbana, Ill., Urbana HS) was named to the second team after receiving honorable mention in 2008.
Junior defender KJ McQuerrey (West Des Moines, Valley) earned honorable mention distinction after being a second-team pick last year.
Chosen for the first time in their careers were junior defender Garrett Fooshee (Derby, Kan., Derby HS) and freshman midfielder Daniel Peacock (Ankeny), both earning second-team recognition.
On the women’s side, senior Brianne Knutson (Marshalltown) was named an honorable mention selection as a defender.
McKenzie led the league in goals with 11, points per game with 1.56 and tied for first in game-winning goals with five.
The men’s soccer team compiled a 13-5 record under coach Garry Laidlaw and advanced to the conference tournament for the ninth straight year.