Hillcats Earn Postseason Soccer Honors
SHAWNEE, Okla. - A trio of Rogers State men’s soccer players earned All-Sooner Athletic Conference honors after reaching the postseason for the fifth consecutive season.
Senior Henrique Sousa headlined the group, being named first team all-conference. The Sao Paulo, Brazil native completed the season with seven goals and four assists. He scored three game-winning goals and played in 18 contests, starting 17 times.
Senior Ryan Coffman and Freshman Mohammed Shaban registered second team all-conference honors. Coffman anchored the Hillcat defense while compiling a two goals and dishing out a pair of assists. The Mansfield, Texas native was a three-year starter for the Cats as he played in 18 games and started in 17 matches as a senior.
Shaban, a true freshman from Tulsa, Okla., burst onto the scene as he led RSU in scoring with eight goals and dished out two assists. He fired three game-winning goals and played in all 19 games, starting in 15 contests.
Lubbock Christian’s Billy Forbes took home the league’s Player of the Year, Offensive MVP, Newcomer of the Year and First Team All-Conference honors. USAO’s Scott Parkinson was named Defensive MVP, John-Ramses Thomas of Wayland Baptist was named Goalkeeper of the Year and John Brown Head Coach John Miglarese earned 2011 SAC Coach of the Year.
Rogers State ended their season in the SAC Tournament semifinals. The Hillcats finished the year with a record of 11-8-1, 5-4-1 in conference play.