Colorado Mesa’s Neuwirth and Conrads honored by RMAC

The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference honored Colorado Mesa sophomores soccer players Phil Neuwirth and Micah Conrads this week.

Neuwirth received the RMAC offensive player of the week award. He scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over Adams State on Friday, then assisted the game-winner against CU-Colorado Springs on Sunday.

Conrads, a goalkeeper, is the RMAC defensive player of the week after posting three consecutive shutouts last week. He made five saves and faced a total of 21 shots.

The Mavericks (8-3-1, 6-2 RMAC) host Colorado School of Mines at 7 p.m. Friday and CSU-Pueblo at noon Sunday at Walker Field.

Mesa men’s team places five players on RMAC All-Academic team

Five Colorado Mesa University men’s soccer players were selected to the RMAC All-Academic team Tuesday.

Sophomores Stevie Palma and Tim Hofer made the first team. Palma has a 3.7 GPA in business, and Hofer has a 3.67 GPA in criminal justice.

Sophomore midfielder Sean Foster was selected to the second team with a 3.86 GPA in business.

Junior midfielders Ethan Johnson and Stan Shrock made the honor roll. Johnson has a 3.5 GPA in art education. Shrock has a 3.88 GPA in journalism.

Metro State senior Marc Hershberger was chosen the RMAC Academic Player of the Year with a 3.91 GPA in management and marketing.

To qualify for Academic All-RMAC, student-athletes must have a GPA of 3.3 or better, be a starter or key reserve, and completed two consecutive semesters at their current institution.

Nine Mesa women’s players make RMAC All-Academic team

Nine Colorado Mesa women’s soccer players were selected to the RMAC All-Academic team Tuesday.

Junior defender Sam Burneo made the first team with a 3.92 GPA in radiology. She was an unanimous first-team selection. Junior forward Tayler Franklin was selected to the second team with a 3.82 GPA in kinesiology.

Kelci Crispe (3.33, education), Kaitlynn Holt (3.51, biology), Kaselyn Butters (3.45, biology), Paige Denke (3.40, kinesiology), Amanda Harryman (3.97, criminal justice), Jackie Ramsey (3.68, business) and Ashley Wallace (3.56, undecided) made the honor roll.

Colorado School of Mines senior Megan Woodworth was chosen the RMAC Academic Player of the Year with a 3.88 GPA in chemical engineering. Colorado Christian’s Madison Bricker (Grand Junction) made the honor roll with a 3.3 GPA in special education.


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