Four Chargers and coach collect awards

After winning their first MCCAA conference, the Ancilla soccer team had four players as well as the head coach receive All-Region and MCCAA recognition.

Charger sophomores Rene Mejia, Nakilee Weni, and Dominic Harris were named to the 2nd Team All-Region, while Andrew Smith also earned that distinction in addition to earning Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Freshman of the Year, as well as First Team-All MCCAA recognition. In his first season as head coach at Ancilla, Adam Hall claimed the MCCAA Coach of the Year award.

As the keeper, Mejia had a save percentage of 68.5% and five shut out games for the Chargers, placing him second in the MCCAA and 32nd in the nation. Midfielder Weni provided two game winning goals in the conference and tied for the team lead in assists with forward Harris at five each. Harris started all sixteen games and was also a top scorer for Ancilla, producing six goals on the season. Starting fifteen of sixteen games and adding three goals of his own, Smith has already proven his merit as a freshman.

“I am very happy that my athletes have been recognized for their outstanding performances this year. They all deserve this recognition from the other coaches who have voted for them. As for Andy [Smith] winning Freshman of the Year, it is an outstanding achievement for him. He has been a very integral part of our success with his competitiveness and work ethic anytime he is on the field,” Hall said.

“To win an award in my first year as head coach is phenomenal. I take great pride in the work that we have done this season and I hope we can build on this success,” Hall said.

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