The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) has released its 2003 Division III Men’s Soccer All-America team and Gustavus Adolphus College midfielder Bobby Kroog has been named to the second team. Kroog is the third Gustavus player in the past four years to be named to the NSCAA All-America team following Scott Crowell in 2000 and Adam MacLeod-Roth in 2002.
Kroog, a sophomore from Bloomington, Minn. (Jefferson High School), led the Gusties in scoring with 15 goals and one assist for 31 points. He was also very solid in the clutch as he scored eight game-winning goals. Kroog scored the first goal of the game for the Gusties nine times druing the season with five of those goals turning out to be game-winning goals. His 31 points this season is the ninth highest single season total in school history. Kroog garnered several post-season honors including being named the Most Valuable Player by his teammates, first team all-conference and first team all-west region.
Gustavus finished the season with a 16-1-5 mark, winning the first ever MIAC Post-Season Tournament and advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament before losing to the University of Redlands (0-0 tie, lost 4-3 in a shootout) in California. The team allowed only six goals in 22 games and set a school record for shutouts with 17.