Thunder Men's Soccer
2012 Season in review
Trine’s men’s soccer finished their first season under head coach Trevor Ferrell with an 8-10-1 record and a fifth place finishing in the MIAA, just missing out on a spot in the conference tournament. The team had some tough luck all season and seven of their 10 losses came by just one goal been on the short end of the stick in their season as six of their seven losses have been by just one goal. Senior Curtis Holcom scored his first collegiate hat-trick in a 4-0 win over Defiance. The squad also won three straight games near the end of the season, defeating Adrian, Albion and Alma in a double-overtime thriller. Holcom was named the MIAA Offensive Player of the Week while sophomore Chris Stewart was honored as the Defensive Player of the Week. Stewart ended the season ranked 30th in Division III in total saves.
For the first time since joining the conference, the men’s soccer team had a player named All-MIAA First Team in consecutive years. Senior Andre Hilson was named to the first team while freshman J.J. Murray was named to the second team. Hilson earned his first all-conference honors after finishing the conference season fourth with 20 points (9 goals, 2 assists). His 9 goals in conference play tied him with two others for the MIAA lead along with sharing the conference lead with four game-winning goals. Murray was one of only two freshmen named to either the first or second team and is the first Trine player to earn All-MIAA honors in their first season. Murray started 18 games on the year, collecting two goals and two assists.
Hilson was alsonamed to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Central Region Third Team. It marked the third consecutive year the Thunder have had a player named All-Region.