Trio Claim Honorable Mention From GPAC

Trio Claim Honorable Mention From GPAC

(Monday, November 13; Sioux Center, Iowa) The 2017 Great Plains Athletic Conference has announced its post-season honors and three Defender men have claimed honorable mention honors for their play this season.

Kenton Cleveringa (Junior; Ephrata, Washington), Eric Bourdo (Junior; Muskegon, Michigan) and Seth Lewison (Sophomore; West Salem, Wisconsin) claimed the honor after voting by the conference coaches at the conclusion of the 2017 season.

Cleveringa earns honorable mention for the second year in a row and was a critical part of a Dordt defense that allowed 2.26 goals per game during GPAC play.

“Kenton had a great season for us. He was a wall. He really made many crucial plays for us during the entire season- and was instrumental in all of our victories,” said Dordt College coach Craig Stiemsma.

Bourdo scored four goals and had an assist as the Defenders earned a spot in the GPAC post-season tournament.

“Eric also excelled as a back for us this year. He really was dangerous offensively as well. He made great plays and had a really solid  season, especially in conference action,” said Stiemsma.

Lewison played goalkeeper for the Defenders and was in goal for every minute of GPAC play.  He had a 2.37 goals allowed average overall and a 2.93 goals allowed average in GPAC play. 

“Seth really excelled in his first year as a starting keeper- and played some tremendous soccer- keeping us in many matches with acrobatic saves,” said Stiemsma. “He got better and better in his sophomore season- and finished really well in the final third of our year. He is very deserving of the honorable mention.”