Xavier men’s soccer junior Cory Brown was named to the NSCAA Division I All-Great Lakes Region First Team on Tuesday, earning the honour for a third time in his career.
Brown, a Nelson, New Zealand native, was also named the program’s second BIG EAST Defender of the Year following the season. The honour marked a fifth straight season with a major conference award for Xavier men’s soccer.
Brown started all 19 matches for XU in 2016, registering three points (one goal, one assist) and playing every available minute in 17 of 19 matches. He anchored the backline in five shutouts and ranked second on the team with 1,771 minutes played.
For his career, Brown has made 60 starts and helped XU post two of the top three team GAA’s in program history (2014, 2015). During his three seasons manning the centre back position, XU has posted 25 shutouts (including a program-record 11 in 2014).
GK – Alex Kapp, Sr., Creighton
D – Cory Brown, Jr., Xavier
D – Jack Elliot, Sr., West Virginia
D – Mark Jecewiz, Jr., Providence
M – Adam Najem, Sr., Akron
M – Ricardo Perez, Sr., Creighton
M – Isaiah Madrid, Sr., Valparaiso
F – Julian Gressel, Sr., Providence
F – David Goldsmith, Sr., Butler
F – Russell Cicerone, Sr., University of Buffalo
F – Peguy Ngatcha, Sr., Wright State