GREENWOOD, Ind. - In exclusive voting by the league's 10 head coaches, eight Hanover men's soccer players have been named to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference's postseason all-conference teams.
Senior's Will Bridgeman (Columbus, Ind.), Thomas Doering (Lexington, Ky.) and Dominic Isadore (Cincinnati, Ohio) earned first team honors. Senior Michael Dumaine (California, Ky.), junior Tanner Korfhagen (Cincinnati, Ohio), and freshman Myles Joseph (Lafayette, La.) were named to the second team. Senior Zach Barnes (Seymour, Ind.) was an honorable mention selection, and junior Hunter Guthrie (Louisville, Ky.) was selected to the All-Sportsmanship Team.
Bridgeman and Doering helped anchor a defense that posted eight shutouts in 2017 and allowed only 15 total goals in 18 contests, including only seven in conference play. The two senior backs started all 18 matches with Bridgeman scoring two goals for four points, and Doering adding a goal and three assists for five points. They also both finished their four-year careers with six goals, seven assists, and 19 points each. The honors are the second for each player. Doering was named to the second team last year, while Bridgeman was an honorable mention selection in 2016.
Isadore finished his career with a big season. The senior forward was second in the HCAC in both goals (11) and points (23), and ranked third in game-winning goals (4). In four years, Isadore scored 24 goals, including nine game-winners, and added eight assists for 56 points in 57 career starts. This is the third time Isadore has been named to the all-conference team. He was also a first team selection as a junior, and a second team pick following his sophomore season.
Korfhagen played a big role in the Panther's offense in his first season on campus. Even though he missed four matches late in the season due to injury, he still managed to rank second on the team in goals (7) and points (15). His seven goals were tied for the fifth most in the conference, while his 15 points were good for ninth. Korfhagen also earned the team's first HCAC Player of the Week honor following week two of the fall.
Like Bridgeman and Doering, Dumaine, Joseph, and Barnes were all significant contributors to the team's stingy defense. Dumaine scored the first two goals of his career in his final season and added an assist for five points as he started all 18 matches. His second goal was a big one as it was the lone goal, and game-winner, in a 1-0 win at Manchester.
Joseph started all 18 contests as a freshman and Barnes had two assists in his senior season as the two backs proved to be valuable defenders throughout the year. It's the second time Barnes has been named all-conference as he was also an honorable mention pick in 2015.
Guthrie scored the first two goals of his career and added his first assist for five points as a junior. The second of his two goals proved to be the game-winner in Hanover's victory at Bluffton.
The Panthers finished the season with a 12-4-2 overall record and a 7-1-1 mark in the HCAC. It's the third straight year, and fourth time in the last five years, Hanover has won at least 10 games in a season. The Blue and Red had nine seniors this year that have compiled a 45-25-8 overall record and 24-7-5 mark in the HCAC over their four years.
Contact: Mike Pritchard