HOLY FAMILY'S KOCHER NAMED TO DAKTRONICS MEN'S SOCCER ALL-AMERICA TEAM
Courtesy of Paul Gornowski, Holy Family SID
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Holy Family University senior midfielder Matt Kocher was named to the Daktronics NCAA Division II Men's Soccer All-American second team on Tuesday. Kocher had a career-year in his final season with the Tigers, notching career highs in goals (15), assists (seven) and points (37).
Kocher, who hails from Philadelphia, PA, was the team leader in assists and finished second in goals and points. In the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC), Kocher ranked third in goals and points and fifth in assists. Nationally, he ranked 37th in points per game (1.68) and 38th in goals per game (0.68).
Kocher put his name in the Holy Family record book by ranking fifth for goals in a season and sixth for points in a season.
Kocher was put on the national ballot after being a Daktronics All-East Region first team selection in November. He also was tabbed for the All-CACC first team and the CACC All-Tournament team.
Sports information directors from NCAA Division II schools and conferences sponsoring men's soccer selected the Daktronics All-America teams. The process begins at the regional level with all first team All-Region picks advancing to the national ballot. This is the third year Daktronics has sponsored the NCAA Division II men's soccer All-America and All-Region teams. A total of 33 student-athletes representing 17 different institutions filled out the three teams.
Holy Family wrapped up its 2008 season with a 9-12-1 overall record and reached the championship game of the CACC Men's Soccer Tournament.