GRINNELL’S BROWN NAMED TO 2012 ALL-MWC MEN’S SOCCER 1ST TEAM; 2 OTHER PIONEERS ARE 2ND TEAM

Grinnell College Athletics

GRINNELL, Iowa – Grinnell College’s Joseph Brown ’15 has been named to the 2012 All-Midwest Conference Men’s Soccer First Team.

Two other Pioneers, Jay Dreier ’13 and Benjamin Warner ’15, were second-team selections.

The trio led Grinnell to a successful campaign that included a trip to the MWC Tournament. The Pioneers finished 6-4 in the league and 9-8-1 in all games.

Brown, a 5-11, 165-found forward from Berkeley, Calif. (Berkeley), was Grinnell’s offensive leader this season. He finished with a team-high 12 goals and 28 points, which both ranked third in the MWC. He also had four assists, second-best on the team.

Dreier, a 6-0, 165-pound defender from Tinley Park, Ill. (Victor J. Andrew), sparked a stingy defense that allowed just 1.26 goals per game and posted three shutouts.

Warner, a 5-8 forward, 140-pound forward from Riverside, Ill. (Saint Ignatius College Prep), was fifth in the MWC this season in assists with six. He also had a pair of goals.

All three Pioneers selected to the MWC squad were also Academic All-Conference picks in 2011.

The MWC Player of the Year was Mahir Mameledzija of Lake Forest College. He was also the Offensive Player of the Year, while Defensive Player of the Year honors went to Mark Core of Carroll University. Chris Bergmann of Lake Forest was tabbed Coach of the Year.

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