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Men’s Soccer Has Three Named All-Region, Five Named All-State

Men’s Soccer Has Three Named All-Region, Five Named All-State

MILWAUKEE – Freshman Rade Novakovich was named to the United Soccer Coaches All-Central Region First Team to highlight three members of the MSOE men's soccer team that earned all-region honors when the awards were announced Tuesday.

Sophomore Joey Schauer was named to the All-Region Second Team while junior Drew Baumann was chosen for the third team.

The coaches association also announced its All-Wisconsin awards, headlined by Novakovich being named Co-Offensive Player of the Year and freshman Ron Marchionna being named Co-Newcomer of the Year.

Marchionna, Schauer, and Novakovich were also named to the all-state first team while Bauman earned a place on the second team, and sophomore Lucas D'Amato on the third team.

Novakovich was the only player in the NACC this season with double-digit goals and assists, leading the league with 17 goals and 45 points. He was also second with 11 assists. The Muskego, Wisconsin, native registered six game-winning goals and tallied a pair of hat tricks this season, including in the regular season finale at Lakeland.

Schauer teamed with Novakovich to form the most potent offensive duo in the league. In 18 games, he scored shared the league lead with 17 goals to go with seven assists for 41 points. He's tied for second in the league in points. He's notched five multi-goal games with a hat trick against Marian and has scored the game-winner seven times.

Baumann started 13 games as a defensive midfielder, providing a veteran presence in the midfield as the first line of defense. Meanwhile, D'Amato took on a new role in the defense and flourished. D'Amato made the switch to outside back part of the way through the season.

Marchionna seized the starting keeper role for the Red & White in the third game of the season and won his first 10 starts of the season. Overall, he finished 12-2 with a 1.23 goals against average and .776 save percentage in 15 games, 14 starts, and 1243-plus minutes. He finished fourth in the NACC in both GAA and save percentage.

With the accomplished defensive players, the Raiders have allowed just one goal per game this season, limiting opponents to just 3.5 shots on goal per game. They posted five shutouts on the year, allowing as two goals in a game just four times.