The Missouri Valley Conference champion University of Central Arkansas Bears had three players earn All-West Region honors from the United Soccer Coaches on Wednesday.
Junior forward Niklas Brodacki was named to the All-Region second team, while junior goalkeeper Marc Olsen and senior midfielder Daltyn Knutson were named to the third team.
Brodacki, from Norrkoping, Sweden, earned his second MVC Player of the Year award and third MVC Offensive Player of the Year award this season, helping the Bears to their second straight NCAA Tournament appearance.
Brodacki was also named to the MVC All-Tournament team and the MVC Scholar-Athlete team.
Olsen, from Copenhagen, Denmark, earned All-MVC honorable mention honors and MVC Scholar-Athlete honors after his junior season.
Knutson, from Spring, Texas, was a two-time MVC Scholar-Athlete honoree and first-team All-MVC selection and MVC All-Tournament selection.
There were 12 MVC student-athletes named to the All-West Region teams, with UCA and Missouri State placing three each.
Warriors’ Garrett Wolf obtains d3football.com All-South Region honors
As announced by d3football.com on Tuesday, senior punter Garrett Wolf was named to the d3football.com All-South Region Third Team following his efforts on the 2018 season.
Wolf, a native of Midlothian, Texas, recorded an even 50 punts on the 2018 year for the Warriors for a total of 2,054 yards (41.08 average) with eight going for more than 50 yards.
Wolf also landed 16 punt inside the 20-yard line.
Wolf finished the season with the sixth-highest punt average in all of NCAA Division III. The senior also earned All-SAA First Team honors in November.
Hendrix’s Melhorn, Dohoney tabbed with SAA swimming athletes of the week honors
For the second time this season, junior Sam Melhorn obtained Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Swimmer of the Week honors after his brilliant performance this past weekend during the Third Annual Hendrix Invite, announced by the conference office Tuesday afternoon.
Joining Melhorn in receiving conference honors Tuesday was freshman Trinity Dohoney.
Melhorn, a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, ended up winning four events and setting a plethora of school records following his performance Saturday and Sunday. Melhorn won and set a school record in the 22nd event of 40 (the 100-meter breaststroke) with a time of 56.77 while also winning and setting a new program record in the 100-meter individual medley with a 53.50 time.
As if those two record-setting performances wasn't enough, the junior set records in the 50-meter freestyle, 200-meter medley relay, 400-meter medley relay.
Melhorn also took home first-place honors in the 200-meter individual medley and the 200-meter breaststroke.
A native of Tiburon, California, Dohoney took home her first collegiate conference accolade after winning four individual events over the course of the weekend.
In addition to her four first-place individual events, the freshman also set two school records, the 100-meter fly (1:00.18) and part of the 200-meter free relay (1:57.87). Dohoney also recorded first-place finishes in the 500-meter freestyle, 200-meter Backstroke and 200-meter fly.