The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) has announced its 2016 men's soccer end of the year awards, as voted upon by the league's 9 head coaches. The awards include Player, Newcomer and Coach of the Year; First Team, Second Team and the Award of Distinction.
Saul Uribe, the SCIAC men's soccer athlete of the year, scored twelve goals in the 2016 season and added one assist for a total of 25 points. The La Verne senior has a .578 shots-on-goal percentage through his 18 games. He was named SCIAC Athlete of the Week on September 19.
Patrick Burke started in ten of the fifteen games he played notching 6 goals on the season and 1 assist for 13 points. The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps freshmen scored 2 game-winning goals this season with a total .591 shots on goal percentage. Burke was named SCIAC Athlete of the Week on September 26 for men's soccer.
John David Feist is a 2 year team Captain for Caltech. Feist finishes career with over 550 saves, ranking 16th in NCAA D3 and 9th in D3 players starting less than 70 games. Feist started every game since arriving as a freshman, 69 of 69 in his career. The senior currently holds a 3.96 GPA and will graduate in June with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He is applying for Fullbright Scholar and Rhodes Scholar positions after graduating and is looking to achieve a PhD in Chemical Engineering.
Head Coach Trevor Persson is in his third season with the Leopards. He and the University of La Verne coaching staff have earned the 2016 SCIAC Coaching Staff of the Year. The Leopards finished the season at 14-5-1 overall and 11-4-1 in conference play. La Verne finished the regular season in second finishing strong winning 7 of 10 games in October.
|Athlete of the Year||
Newcomer of the Year
|Award of Distinction||
Coaching Staff of the Year
||Patrick Burke||J.D. Feist||
|Saul Uribe||SR||F||La Verne|
|Nathan Gonzalez||SR||F||La Verne|
|Justin Funes||SR||M||La Verne|
|Anton Russell||SR||D||La Verne|
|Brandon Kearney||JR||F||Cal Lutheran|
|Briley Venti||SR||M||La Verne|
|Ferdinand Estrada||SR||D||La Verne|