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Menace Post-Season Honor Roll

By Des Moines Menace, 12/24/09, 1:00PM CST


Second-team all-Americans Ben Taylor (left) and Garrett Webb (right) highlight the long list of 2009 post-season honors for Menace alumni.

Former Des Moines Menace players racked up an impressive list of honors this fall.


The honor roll for the 2009 college season includes a pair of Menace alumni who are second-team all-Americans and a dozen others who landed on all-conference squads. After helping Des Moines to the Premier Development League’s Elite Eight last summer, eight members of the 2009 Heartland Division champs guided their college teams to the postseason; one played for the NAIA champions.


The honorees:



Division-I all-America second team: Garrett Webb, Drake

Division-II all-America second team: Ben Taylor, Drury (Mo.)


Major League Soccer Combine invitees

Justin Davis, New Mexico

Julien Edwards, Drake


All- region, Division I

Far West first team: Justin Davis, New Mexico

Midwest first team: Jason Griffiths, Kentucky

Midwest first team: Garrett Webb, Drake

Midwest second team: Julien Edwards, Drake

Midwest third team: Dan Williams, Kentucky


All- region, Division II

Midwest first team: Ben Taylor, Drury

Midwest second team: Brad Barraclough, Bellarmine (Ky.)


All-conference, Division I
Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year: Garrett Webb, Drake

Mountain Pacific Sports Federation first team: Justin Davis, New Mexico

Missouri Valley Conference first team: Julien Edwards, Drake

Conference USA first team: Jason Griffiths, Kentucky

Conference USA second team: Dan Williams, Kentucky

Athletic Sun Conference second team: Cristian Raudales, Florida Gulf Coast

Mountain Pacific Sports Federation second team: Lance Rozeboom, New Mexico

Atlantic-10 Conference honorable mention: Jack Pearson, Dayton


All-conference, Division II

Rock Mountain Athletic Conference first team: Pat Laughlin, Metro State (Colo.)

Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference first team: Mike Luecke, California (Penn.)

Great Lakes Valley Conference first team: Ben Taylor, Drury

Great Lakes Valley Conference second team: Brad Barraclough, Bellarmine

Great Lakes Valley Conference third team: Grant Bowden, Drury


All-conference, NAIA

Southern States Athletic Conference first team: Yuki Kariya, Auburn-Montgomery


Postseason all-tournament

Summit League all-tournament team: Husref Jupic (Menace Academy), Western Illinois

C-USA all-tournament team: Dan Williams, Kentucky



Pac-10 all-freshman team: Chelsea Cline (Menace Academy), UCLA women
Summit League all-newcomer team: Sterling Copeland, Oral Roberts



All-District 6 academic team: Lance Rozeboom, New Mexico

All-District 8 academic team: Nick Barclay, Gonzaga

Mid-South Conference academic team: Samuel Asante, Lindsey Wilson College


National-tournament qualifiers

            Champion, NAIA: Lindsey Wilson College (Samuel Asante) defeated The Master’s College (Calif.), 1-0.

            Runner-up, NCAA Division I: Akron (Matt Dagilis) lost to Virginia in a PK shootout in the College Cup final. Undefeated in the regular season, the near-perfect Zips (23-1-1) finished No. 2 in the final poll.

            Final Four: UCLA women (Chelsea Cline) lost to Stanford, 2-1, in the women’s College Cup semifinals, took third in the final poll.

            Elite Eight: Drake (Julien Edwards, Nick Foster, Hunter Kennedy, Jordan Kadlec, Michael Noonan, Thomas Ostrander and Garrett Webb) lost to North Carolina, 2-1, in the quarterfinals. Unranked for much of the season, the Bulldogs finished in the final poll’s No. 8 spot.

            Elite Eight: Tulsa (Kyle Cummings and Joe Salem) lost to Akron, 1-0 in the quarterfinals, finished the season at No. 7.

            Elite Eight: Iowa Central Community College (coached by Menace 20s head coach Brandon Ermels, the Region 11 Coach of the Year) was ranked eighth in the final Junior College Division-I poll, after losing to Tyler (Texas) and Yavapai (Ariz.) at the national tournament.

            Sweet 16: Indiana (Cameron Jordan) lost to North Carolina, 1-0, finished the year ranked 20th.

            Sweet 16: Drury (Grant Bowden and Ben Taylor) lost to Lewis, 1-0 in the NCAA Division II national tournament. Ranked as high as second, the Panthers finished in the No. 9 spot.

            First round: New Mexico (Justin Davis and Lance Rozeboom) was stunned by Portland, 2-1, in OT.

            First round: Western Illinois (Martin Browne and Husref Jupic) lost to Drake, 2-1.