December 12, 2002
All-America awards roll in for USI men’s soccer
University of Southern Indiana men’s soccer senior midfielder Duncan Bray (Shetland, Scotland) and senior forward Greg Henry (Troyes, France) have received high honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Bray earned first-team NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-America honors (all divisions) while Henry was named second-team NSCAA/adidas Division II All-America.
Bray was one of only three NCAA Division II players to be named to the first team NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-America squad. He earned second-team Verizon academic All-America honors as well as first-team All-Great Lakes Valley Conference and All-Central Region honors.
“Duncan is a very disciplined student,” head coach Dan Hogan said. “He is a true representative of the term ‘student-athlete’.”
In addition to his success in the classroom, Bray had an outstanding season on the field. He led USI in scoring, racking up 30 points off 9 goals and a team-leading 12 assists. Bray recorded two game-winning goals and assisted on five more game-winners. His 12 assists ranked sixth, nationally.
“Duncan has the ability to change speed to take people on at speed,” Hogan explained. “He draws a lot of attention that frees up other players.”
Henry is only the second player in the program’s history, and the first since 1984, to earn All-America honors.
The GLVC “Player of the Year” was second on the team with 29 points off 7 assists and a team-high 11 goals. Six of his goals were game-winners while three of his assists also were on game-winning goals.
“Being named second team All-America confirms that Greg is one of the top attacking players in the country,” Hogan stated.
In addition to earning first-team All-GLVC honors, Henry also was selected first-team All-Region.
“When ever you have players receiving this type of recognition, it shows that the program is going in the right direction,” Hogan explained. “The awards are really a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the entire team.”
Combined, Bray and Henry led USI to its best season since 1991. The Eagles finished the 2002 season with a 13-8-0 record and advanced to the finals of the GLVC Tournament.
“The attacking partnership of Greg and Duncan put an extremely large amount of pressure on the opposition,” Hogan explained. “A lot of teams had to change their style of play in order to contain them. With a majority of their goals coming in the second half, it showed that a lot of teams had trouble containing them for a full 90 minutes.”
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