San Antonio - Five members of the fifth-ranked Trinity men's soccer team have been selected for the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Soccer All-Tournament Team.
Junior defender Brady Johnston was tabbed as the Offensive Most Valuable Player. Joining Johnston on the All-Tournament Team were sophomore midfielders Quentin Van Der Lee and Jacob Hallenberger, junior defender Roman Cano, and first-year forward Fraser Burns.
All contributed to the Tigers' seventh consecutive SCAC Championship, captured last Sunday at Southwestern (TX) University in Georgetown, Texas. Trinity and host Southwestern battled to a 1-1 tie in the final, but the Tigers secured the championship by winning 4-2 in penalty kicks. The Tigers beat Texas Lutheran University in a 2-1 semifinals overtime tilt.
Johnston scored on a penalty kick in the 25th minute of the championship matchup. He also had the honor of blasting in the final kick from the mark as the Tigers won the coveted championship trophy. Earlier, Johnston was elected the SCAC Defensive Player of the Year, and to the All-Conference First Team. He previously made the SCAC All-Tournament Team following the 2016 postseason event.
Hallenberger scored the opening goal against Texas Lutheran with an assist from Van Der Lee, and Burns recorded the winning goal with less than two minutes remaining in the overtime period.
Burns, Van Der Lee, Hallenberger, and Cano were also elected to the All-SCAC First Team.
Led by 28th-year Head Coach Paul McGinlay, Trinity will host the first two rounds of the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship Saturday and Sunday. The Tigers (15-1-3) play Chapman (CA) University at 5:00 p.m. Saturday. The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (TX) takes on Southwestern at 7:30 p.m., the winners advance to the second-round game at 7:00 p.m. Sunday.
Ticket prices are set by the NCAA. The prices for each day of the weekend games are $6 general admission, $3 for students with I.D. and seniors (age 55 and over), and $2 for children ages 3-12. Tickets may be purchased at the gates, which will open at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.