Calvin Men's Soccer Coaching Staff Named United Soccer Coaches Regional Coaching Staff of the Year

Calvin Men's Soccer Coaching Staff Named United Soccer Coaches Regional Coaching Staff of the Year

The Calvin men's soccer coaching staff led by head coach Ryan Souders has been named the Division III Central Region Coaching Staff of the Year by the United Soccer Coaches.

Under the direction of Souders and the additional work of assistant coach Stephan Hooker, the Knights have produced a 22-1-0 record this year and have advanced to the national championship final Saturday at 2:30 p.m. against Tufts University.

This fall, the Knights captured the MIAA regular season title with an 8-0-0 conference record and then won the MIAA Tournament title with wins over Hope and Adrian. Calvin has since defeated Greenville, Wisconsin-Platteville, Penn State-Behrend, Case Western Reserve and the University of Chicago in NCAA III Tournament play.

Calvin's total of 22 victories marks the fifth consecutive 20-win campaign under Souders. In 2015, Souders and his staff were also recognized with United Soccer Coaches Regional Coach of the Year honors.

Regional Staffs of the Year – NCAA Division III Men

Region

School

Head Coach

Central

Calvin College

Ryan Souders

East

University of Rochester

Chris Apple

Great Lakes

Case Western Reserve University

Brandon Bianco

Mid-Atlantic

Eastern University

Jeremy Payne

New England

Tufts University

Josh Shapiro

North

Luther College

Chris Garcia-Prats

South Atlantic

University of Mary Washington

Jason Kilby

West

Trinity University (Texas)

Paul McGinlay