OMAHA, Neb. (Jan. 30)
- Creighton men's soccer assistant coach Johnny Torres recently claimed the
National Assistant Coach of the Year honor from the National Soccer Coaches Association
of America (NSCAA) earlier this month at the organization's awards banquet.
Torres received the Glenn
"Mooch" Myernick Assistant Men's Coach of the Year award from the NSCAA after he
helped guide the Bluejays to a 17-4-3 record and their second consecutive
appearance in a College Cup. Earlier this winter he earned Midwest Region
Assistant Coach of the Year honors from NSCAA for a second consecutive season.
Creighton won the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC)
regular-season and tournament titles for a second straight season. Along the
way the Bluejays tied the MVC team record for the fewest goals allowed (one) in
a Valley season set by CU in 2011.
In 2012, the Bluejays advanced to the College Cup in
consecutive seasons for the first time in program history and recorded their
fifth College Cup appearance all-time (1996, 2000, 2002, 2011 and 2012). CU entered
the 2012 College Cup on a 14-match unbeaten streak before falling 1-0 to
eventual national champion Indiana in a national semifinal.
Creighton finished the season ranked among the top 20 in
four NCAA statistical categories including team goals against average (0.8 -
No. 18), shutout percentage (0.46 - No. 18), total goals (39 - No. 19) and save
percentage (0.831 - No. 20). Current MAC
Hermann Trophy finalist Jose Gomez and Andrew Ribeiro, were named NSCAA
All-America selections and CU placed six student-athletes on MVC All-Conference
Torres, an MVC and Creighton Hall of Famer, just completed
his sixth season on the Creighton bench, during which time the Bluejays have
gone 86-20-18, won five regular-season MVC titles, advanced to five NCAA
tournaments and appeared in two College Cups.
Men's Soccer Postseason Banquet this Saturday Night
Creighton men's soccer fans are invited to attend the team's
postseason banquet scheduled for Saturday starting at 6 p.m., upstairs at the
Old Mattress Factory (13th & Cass Streets). All of the coaches
and many of the players from Creighton's 2012 College Cup team will be in
attendance and several awards will be presented.
Tickets for the event, which is being hosted by the
Hillstoppers, are $40 per person. To register online for this event, go to www.creighton.edu/athleticevents.
For more information or to make a reservation by phone or e-mail, contact Barb
Epps at 402-280-5577 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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