Andy Bacon (right)
Anderson, NKU Sports Information
Ky. - Four Northern Kentucky University standouts have been honored
by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America as a part
of the Division II All-Great Lakes Region team.
soccer players Tony Capurro, Andy Bacon and Braden Bishop were each
named first team, while Andy Ortman was picked to the third team.
a junior midfielder from Moeller High School in Cincinnati, earned
his second straight All-Region selection from the NSCAA.
five goals and 14 points while scoring on 23.8 percent of his shots,
ranking him third on the team in each category. He played a key
role throughout the season, linking the defense and the offense
and was a vocal leader on the field. Capurro also earned second
team All-Great Lakes Valley Conference honors.
his first NSCAA All-Region honor. The Middletown, Ohio, native was
a leader on the Norse defense, marking the best forwards in the
GLVC. The junior was a part of a defense that allowed just 13 goals
in 22 games en route to an NCAA II Great Lakes Region championship.
Bacon, a Lakota East graduate, scored one goal on the season and
was named to the All-GLVC second team.
Bishop was one
of the most prolific scorers in the GLVC during his freshman campaign.
His team-leading 12 goals and 27 points each ranked third in the
GLVC. Of Bishop's 12 goals, five won games for the Norse. The native
of Centerville, Ohio, was also named the GLVC Freshman of the Year
as well as All-GLVC first team and Daktronics All-Region first team.
Bishop was featured in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in
the Crowd” section in November.
Ortman, a junior
goalie from Cincinnati, led the GLVC with a 0.54 goals against average
and 12 shutouts. Ortman's solid work defensively helped lead the
Norse to an unprecedented 14-game unbeaten streak. Ortman, a graduate
of Roger Bacon High School, was also named to the Daktronics All-Region
with a 16-3-3 record this fall. The 16 victories tied the school
record, and this marked the first time in history the program earned
a berth in the NCAA Tournament.