James Stevenson Named to All-MAC Men's Soccer Team

GO HUSKIES James Stevenson was the lone Huskie to earn All-MAC honors
James Stevenson was the lone Huskie to earn All-MAC honors

Nov. 8, 2012

DEKALB, Ill. -- Junior forward James Stevenson (Falkirk, Scotland/St. Mungo’s) of the Northern Illinois men’s soccer team was named to the All-Mid American Conference Second Team announced by the league office on Thursday. Teams are selected by a vote of the conference head coaches.

Stevenson, an All-MAC First Team and NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Second Team honoree a season ago, has scored three goals and registered three assists this season while helping NIU earn a second place finish in the MAC. Stevenson has appeared in 17 games this season, making 12 starts for the Huskies.

The second-leading scorer for the Huskies behind junior midfielder Gael Rivera (Oslo, Norway/WANG Elite Sports Academy), Stevenson earned All-Tournament honors earlier this season at the Nike Lobo Invitational after scoring in the 82nd minute against Denver to help send the game to overtime.

In addition to his goal against Denver, Stevenson also scored in the season opener against Creighton and added a goal and an assist at Florida Atlantic.

During his NIU career, the Falkirk, Scotland native has played in 50 matches, scoring 12 goals while recording five assists.

Stevenson and the No. 2 seed Huskies will open play in the Mid-American Conference Tournament semifinals on Friday, Nov. 9, when they face No. 3 seed West Virginia in Akron, Ohio at 3 p.m. CT.

All-MAC First-Team
Chad Barson, Akron, D, Sr.
Reinaldo Brenes, Akron, F, Jr.
Scott Caldwell, Akron, MF, Sr.
David Meves, Akron, GK, Sr.
Dillon Serna, Akron, MF, Fr.
Will Trapp, Akron, MF, So.
Deandre Yedlin, Akron, D, So.
Danny Baraldi, Bowling Green, MF, So.
Anthony Grant, Bowling Green, F, Jr.
Eric Schoenle, West Virginia, D, Sr.
Shane Lyons, Western Michigan, F, Sr.

All-MAC Second-Team
Brian Gallego, Akron, D, So.
Aodhan Quinn, Akron, MF, Jr.
Eric Stevenson, Akron, F, Jr.
Cleyon Brown, Hartwick, F, Sr.
James Stevenson, Northern Illinois, F, Jr.
Andrew Bevin, West Virginia, MF, So.
Peabo Doue, West Virginia, D, Sr.
Uwem Etuk, West Virginia, MF, Sr.
Travis Pittman, West Virginia, MF, Sr.
Darren Jones, Western Michigan, D, Sr.
Sean Lewis, Western Michigan, GK, Jr.

MAC Co-Newcomer of the Year
Dillon Serna, Akron, MF
Anthony Grant, Bowling Green, F

MAC Player of the Year
Scott Caldwell, Akron, MF

“Gary V. Palmisano” MAC Coach of the Year
Caleb Porter, Akron



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