Purdue University Northwest junior Miguel David snagged the first all-region honor in Pride men’s soccer program history, as the goalkeeper was tabbed a second-team selection on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) NAIA All-Mideast region team.
David (Spring Valley, Calif./Bonita Vista) was named first-team all-Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference selection in 2016 for the third-straight season, after leading the Pride to its second-straight NAIA Postseason Tournament appearance.
David started 14 games in goal for the Pride this season, recording a 0.93 goals against average to go along with 39 saves and a 7-4-3 record and four shutouts. In conference play, David ranked second in goals against average (0.78) and named the CCAC’s Defender of the Week twice this season.
The 6-foot junior joined sixth other members on the MidEast region team from the CCAC, including first-team selections Jurren van der Gun and Blake Van Bruggen (Olivet Nazarene),as well as second-team selections Ryan Totsch (Olivet Nazarene), Luis Ortiz (Roosevelt), Zach Reget (Trinity International) and Matheus Guimaraes (Olivet Nazarene).
The Pride captured the No. 2 overall seed heading in the 2016 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament, finishing the regular-season with a 8-1-3 mark in league play. That record included a 1-1 tie against eventual league champion Olivet Nazarene Sept. 17, as PNW was the lone CCAC team to score a point in the conference standings against ONU.
PNW would go on to make its second-straight trip to the NAIA National Tournament, falling to eventual semifinalist Davenport (Mich.) in the opening round, 3-1.
For a full list of the NSCAA NAIA All-Region teams: http://www.nscaa.com/web/Awards/Recipients/2016_NSCAA_NAIA_Men_s_All-Mideast_Region_Teams.aspx