San Antonio - Trinity junior Brady Johnston, senior Austin Michaelis, and sophomore Quentin Van Der Lee have been elected to the 2018 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III Men's Soccer All-America Teams.
Johnston was tabbed for the All-America First Team, Michaelis made the Second Team, while Van Der Lee was a Third Team honoree. Each Tiger standout was also selected for the United Soccer Coaches All-West Region First Team.
A versatile student-athlete, Johnston was named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Year, the SCAC Tournament Offensive Most Valuable Player, and All-SCAC First Team. Johnston was definitely a major player as the Tigers won their seventh consecutive SCAC Championship, scoring Trinity's only goal in the 1-1 double-overtime tie in the final with Southwestern (TX) University. When it came time for the shootout, Johnston blasted in the penalty kick, which gave the Tigers their 21st overall conference crown. He scored nine goals and amassed four assists during the season, as well as chalking up three game-winners. Johnston also led Trinity's defense which allowed opponents just .77 goals per game, as the Tigers chalked up 10 shutouts in the process.
Michaelis became an All-American for the third year in a row. Last season, Michaelis was a Second Team All-American and was a First Team honoree in 2016. This season, Michaelis garnered All-Region and All-SCAC First Team kudos for the third consecutive occasion. He paced the Tigers with 12 goals, including four game-winners and sent four assists to his teammates. Michaelis also led the squad with 28 points. In his collegiate career, Michaelis scored 43 goals and is ranked seventh in Trinity's record books. His 106 points placed him in the eighth position on the all-time lists.
Van Der Lee also made the All-SCAC First Team and the All-Tournament Team. He posted four goals and had six assists during the campaign, as well as being a key player for the Tigers' taut defense.
Head Coach Paul McGinlay completed his 28th year at the Tigers' helm. Fifth-ranked Trinity finished the season with a 17-2-3 record, made its 17th straight NCAA Division III Championship appearance and the 22nd overall.
The Tigers defeated Chapman (CA) University and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (TX) in the first two rounds of the NCAA postseason event played on Trinity's field. Trinity's squad headed to Chicago, Illinois, for its sixth NCAA Round of 16 appearance in the last seven years. The third-ranked host University of Chicago (IL) ended the Tigers' season in the third round.