The Gustavus men’s soccer team, which posted a record of 13-5-1 overall and placed second in the MIAC with a mark of 8-2-0, recently had three players named to the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All-Conference and that group included senior defender Flynn Stewart-Franzen, junior midfielder Fraser Horton, and first year defender Justin Eglseder. Stewart-Franzen and Horton were also named to the NSCAA All-Region Team.
Flynn Stewart-Franzen, a three-year starter and two-time All-Conference honoree, anchored a Gustavus defensive unit that has allowed less than one goal per game for three consecutive years. Stewart-Franzen started 62 consecutive games for the Gusties and helped his teams compile a record of 47-12-3 overall and 26-4-0 in the MIAC during that stretch. While spending most of his time in the defensive end of the field, Stewart-Franzen also contributed on the attack as he scored four goals and registered three assists for 11 career points.
Fraser Horton, a three-year starter and a two-time All-Conference honoree, orchestrated the Gustavus attack as the center midfielder. He led the team in shots on goal with 35 and he scored two goals and registered three assists for seven points in 19 games.
Justin Eglseder made his freshman season at Gustavus one to remember starting every game as a defender and scoring two goals and registering two assists for six points. Eglseder stepped in an filled a big need for a defensive unit that graduated three of its four starters from last season. Eglseder and Stewart-Franzen anchored a defensive unit that compiled a 0.95 goals against average allowing only 18 goals in 19 games during the season.
Sophomore midfielder Max Malmquist received honorable mention All-Conference honors, while freshman Ben Ceder was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team. Members of the All-MIAC Sportsmanship team are selected by their coaches and teammates as individuals who demonstrate ideals of positive sportsmanship both on and off the field of competition.
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) named Stewart-Franzen and Horton to its First Team All-Far West Region squad. It is the second time that Horton has been honored by the NSCAA as he was a Second Team All-Far West Region selection last year. Gustavus and Carleton were the only MIAC institutions to have more than one player on the NSCAA All-Far West Region First Team.