BAY CITY, Mich.— Six members of the Lake Erie College men's soccer team earned All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) honors for their performances in the 2014 season while Head Coach Davie Carmichael was named GLIAC Coach of the Year.
Anthony Novak (Toronto, Ont./St. Mary's Catholic) and Ryan Gibson (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Scioto) earned First Team honors, Alfred Majer (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor), Nolyn Do Nascimento (Ajax, Ont./Pickering) and Joseph Coombs (Knutsford, England/Holmes Chapel Sixth Form) earned Second Team honors and Cory Bucur (Bedford, Ohio/St. Peter Chanel) earned Honorable Mention honors.
Novak earned First Team honors as a midfielder. A solid competitor for the Storm throughout year, Novak scored two goals and assisted on one more. He had the game winning goal on a penalty shot against Saginaw Valley State University on Oct. 17.
Gibson earned First Team honors as a defender. Aside from contributing as a defensive force, Gibson added to the offensive side. He ended the season with one goal and a team-high five assists. In the Storm's win over Ohio Dominican University on Oct. 31, Gibson had two assists.
Majer earned Second Team honors as forward. He led the Storm in goals for the second straight year with six, in addition to his four assists. Two of Majer's six goals were game winners. The first one came in the Storm's season opener at the California University of Pennsylvania on Sept. 7 while the second was the lone goal against Malone University on Oct. 26.
Do Nascimento earned Second Team honors as a midfielder after being an Honorable Mention in 2013. He served was the quarterback of the Storm's midfield, filtering the ball with ease while getting around defenders with fancy footwork.
Coombs earned Second Team honors as a defender. A two-time GLIAC Defensive Player of the Week, Coombs led a rigid Storm defense that limited the scoring chances of their opponents. Coombs also found success on the offensive side of the ball, scoring three goals and assisting on one more.
Bucur earned Honorable Mention honors as a forward. The senior captain was tied for second on the team with five while assisting on three more- both of which were career-highs. His goal against the University of Findlay on Sept. 19 proved to be the game winner.
Storm Head Coach Davie Carmichael led the team to their best season to date, 11-4-2, in his fourth season at the helm. Carmichael also helped the Storm finish the season on an eight game winning, including shutouts against Saginaw Valley, Tiffin and Northwood. In 2014, the Storm won three more games than the previous season and scored 11 more goals. The Storm defense ranks 12th in Division-II in goals allowed per game at .63.