By Adam Gore/ICC Sports Information Department
FULTON – Itawamba Community College soccer coach Mike Sullivan announced on Thursday that six members of the ICC soccer teams had earned Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) postseason honors.
Sophomore forward Hil Fradenburg (Tupelo Christian Prep) was selected to the NJCAA All-Region 23 team after leading the state in goals and points scored. The sophomore’s 20 goals on the season ranks tied for 13th amongst the nation’s leaders while his 45 points scored is 21st in the nation.
“Hil had an outstanding season for us,” said Sullivan. “He made a lot of positive things happen for the team and everyone seemed to feed off his energy each time we took the field. I feel like he has a bright future in this sport.”
Fradenburg also qualified to be nominated for NJCAA All-American status.
Fellow sophomores Will Goodwin (midfielder/Starkville Academy), Abraheem Saleh (forward/Tupelo HS) and Hunter Groenevled (midfielder/Hernando HS) were all named to the MACJC All-State team after helping lead the Indians to a 10-6-2 mark, a second place finish in the North Division and an appearance in the MACJC Soccer playoffs.
“These guys are very deserving of the postseason honors,” said Sullivan. “They put in a lot of hard work to help the team continually get better from one week to the next and did a great job in their roles as team leaders to help make the program better for years to come.”
Freshmen Haley Walker (midfielder/Tupelo HS) and Tanner Kidd (defender/Tupelo HS) earned MACJC All-State honors for the Lady Indians, who finished 5-10-1 on the season.
“This is a great honor for Haley and Tanner to receive as freshmen,” said Sullivan. “Hopefully this will be motivation for them and the rest of the team to work hard during the offseason to get ready for what I feel like could be a very special season for the Lady Indians next year.”
For more information on ICC soccer and the eight other intercollegiate athletic programs visit the college website at www.iccms.edu.