posted December 12, 2003

Ed Huebner Named Soccer All-American

For the third straight year, Hope College has a soccer All-American.

Senior Ed Huebner of Portage, Mich. (Portage Northern HS) has been named to the NSCAA/adidas All-America team, joining 38 other NCAA Division III players on the three honor squads. He is a third team honoree.

"I am thrilled with this award being given to Ed. He has put the team first in all of his actions during his four years as a starter and leader on this team," said coach Steven Smith. "His mid-season injury could have stopped him from receiving this award, but it is obvious that the other coaches desired to honor him for all of his impact on our team and Division III soccer."

A midfielder, Huebner keyed a Hope team that won back-to-back Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) championships and trips to the NCAA Division III playoffs.

He was a four-time All-MIAA honoree, receiving first team recognition his first three seasons and second team honors this fall after a mid-season injury limited his play. He was voted to the All-Region team three consecutive years.

This fall he was the co-recipient of the MIAA's Marvin Zuidema Award for contribution to team play, leadership qualities, demonstration of ethical virtues and excellence in athletics and academics.

A four-year starter and co-captain of the team, Huebner contributed to a team that compiled a 58-20-7 record, including a 35-10-3 mark in the MIAA.

Also named to the third All-America team was Kalamazoo College goalkeeper Nick Carlin-Voigt.

Huebner becomes the eighth Hope men's soccer player to achieve the All-America distinction joining Jeff Utzinger (1992), Lee Schopp (1992 and 1993), Blake Richard (1994), Aaron Angela (1995), John Conlin (1995), Sean Toohey (1996), and Marcus Voss (2001 and 2002).

The NSCAA All-America team will be honored Saturday, January 17 during the annual convention of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America convention in Charlotte, N.C.