Three Gusties Earn Men’s Soccer All-MIAC, Flintham Coach of the Year

Posted on November 9th, 2018 by

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Three Gustavus men’s soccer players were named MIAC All-Conference Friday morning, another four were tabbed honorable mention, and first-year coach Tudor Flintham was named Co-Coach of the Year. Forwards Matt Gibbons (So., Minneapolis, Minn.) and Arthur Parens (Sr., Wayzata, Minn.), and midfielder Scott Heinen (So., Aurora, Ill.) represent Gustavus on the All-MIAC Team.

In his first year as head coach, Flintham earns the fifth MIAC Coach of the Year honor by a Gustavus coach in program history after leading the Gusties to their record 15th MIAC regular season championship with an 8-1-1 record. Flintham has also guided the Gusties to their 12th NCAA tournament appearance, which kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Saturday against Dominican (Ill.) in Decorah, Iowa. Flintham has coached three All-Conference players and one CoSIDA Academic All-District student-athlete in his first season at the helm.

Gibbons earns his first All-Conference honor after leading the league with 25 points on seven goals and 11 assists. Gibbons also leads the conference with 62 shots and tallied four game-winning goals. He was instrumental in the game-winning goal to clinch the MIAC championship at Macalester with a free kick assist.

Parens garners his third consecutive All-Conference honor, becoming the first Gustavus player to do so since Zach Brown and David Lilly (2012-14). Parens has a team-leading 10 goals this season, which ranks second in the MIAC. He also has three game-winning goals, including the MIAC championship clincher.

Heinen receives his first All-Conference nod after posting three goals and five assists for 11 points. He also has one game-winning goal.

David Almaer (Sr., Plymouth, Minn.), Daniel Barnes (Sr., Lund, Sweden), Luke Laurich (Jr., Batavia, Ill.), and Anders Severson (Sr., Woodbury, Minn.) were named honorable mention.

MIAC Release

 

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