Gustavus Adolphus men’s soccer players Bobby Kroog and Jordan Iblings have been named to the 2005 National Soccer Coaches Association of America/adidas All-West Region Team. Kroog makes his third consecutive appearance on the first team, while Iblings is being honored for the first time.
Midfielder Bobby Kroog (Sr.,Bloomington, Minn.), a two-time All-America selection (second team, 2003; third team, 2004) makes his third consecutive appearance on the first team. The senior co-captain tallied 14 goals and eight assist for 31 points while directing traffic in the midfield during the 2005 season. Kroog has been an offensive mainstay during his career, compiling 80 points on 36 goals and eight assists to finish fifth in both career goals and points at Gustavus. Kroog, a four-time letterwinner, was also named the 2005 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference MVP and earned all-conference honors for the third consecutive year.
Defender Jordan Iblings (Sr., Plymouth, Minn.) has been an “Ironman” for the Gusties during the past four seasons, playing in a school-record 85 of a possible 87 career games, including 24-of-25 games this season. Iblings, known more for his presence on defense, finished the 2005 season with seven points on one goal and five assists.
The 2005 Gustavus Adolphus College Men’s Soccer team will be remembered for the most successful season in school history. The Gusties claimed a share of their second consecutive MIAC regular season title and advanced to the National Championship match of the NCAA tournament, falling to defending national champion Messiah, 1-0. The Gusties wrapped up the season with a record of 17-3-5, setting a school record for games played in a season with 25.