Anderson, Sanders Earn United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-America

Posted on December 16th, 2022 by

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – United Soccer Coaches released its 2022 NCAA Division III Scholar All-Americans on Thursday and two Gustavus student-athletes received recognition. Keeper Wesley Sanders (Sr., Urbandale, Iowa) was selected to the First Team and defender Otis Anderson (Jr., Minneapolis) was named to the Second Team.

Sanders, a senior exercise physiology major with a 3.87 GPA, is coming off a banner year in which he earned Second Team All-America, First Team All-Region, MIAC Defensive Player of the Year, MIAC All-Conference, and CSC Academic All-District honors. Sanders ranked third in Division III with 12 shutouts this season after starting 22 of 23 games. His .853 save percentage was best in the region and 15th in the country, while his 0.63 goals against average was second in the region and 18th in the nation. Sanders played a pivotal role in the Gusties winning the MIAC regular season championship with an undefeated record of 9-0-1. He also made a number of key stops in two shootout victories to advance Gustavus to the NCAA quarterfinals for the first time in 17 years.

Anderson, a junior accounting major with a 3.46 GPA, adds another accolade to his 2022 campaign that included First Team All-Region and MIAC All-Conference honors. Anderson was the highest scoring defender for the Gusties, scoring six goals and three assists for 15 points. Anderson had two game-winning goals and was the top performer on set pieces, going 3-for-3 on penalty kicks in regulation and 2-for-2 in penalty kick shootouts. Anderson helped the Gusties rank eighth in Division III with 12 shutouts and 18th in the country with a 0.64 goals against average.

2022 NCAA DIII Men’s Scholar All-Americans


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