(Editor's note: Rocky Mountain College athletics release)
CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Rocky Mountain College's Nolan Sherwood was announced as the 2019 Cascade Collegiate Conference men's soccer offensive player of the year during the conference's postseason award ceremony on Monday. Seven Battlin' Bears earned all-conference honors.
Sherwood was selected as the CCC's men's soccer offensive player of the year after leading the conference with 14 goals. His 10 assists also ranked second in the conference. Ranked 34th in the NAIA for total goals, Sherwood is also ranked nationally at 24th in total assists, 17th in assists per game (.63), 20th in points per game (2.38) and 22nd in total points (38).
This is the second straight year that Sherwood has earned the honor after knocking in 15 goals last season.
Sherwood, Kristofer Wennin, Marco Kummerle, and Sky Swenson were among the 15 players selected first-team all-conference. Sherwood previously earned the honor in 2018 and 2016,
Kummerle and Swenson ranked No. 2 (2.13) and No. 3 (1.94) in the CCC for points per game. 2019 counts as Kummerle's third straight first team all-conference selection. He also received an honorable mention selection during his freshman year in 2016. This is the first all-conference honor for Swenson.
Wennin, Rocky's goalkeeper, recorded 28 saves and allowed only 16 goals this season. He earned an honorable mention all-conference selection in 2018.
Jonah Gronmayer and Pablo Ferreira were both selected second team all-conference while Milo Downey earned an all-conference honorable mention.
The Battlin' Bears will play The Evergreen State College Tuesday at 11 a.m. (PT) in the quarterfinals of Cascade Conference Championships in Springfield, Ore.
The complete list of men's all-conference selections can be found by clicking here.
Meanwhile, Rocky's Lauryn Gamache was announced as the 2019 Cascade Collegiate Conference women's soccer co-offensive player of the year during the conference's postseason award ceremony on Monday. Six Battlin' Bears earned all-conference honors.
Gamache was selected as the Co-Offensive Player of the Year alongside Northwest's Rylee Rassier. Both players ranked second in the conference this season in total goals with 16.
In her final season as a Battlin' Bear, Gamache broke Rocky Mountain College's school record for most career goals, most career assists, and total career points while also recording a school record five goals against Northwest Christian earlier this season. The junior from St. Louis, Missouri is currently ranked nationally in the NAIA as No. 22 in goals per game (1.070), No. 22 in shots on goal per game (3), No. 28 in total goals, No. 28 in points per game (2.470), No. 36 in total points (37), and No. 37 in shots per game (4.530).
This is Gamache's second CCC Offensive Player of the Year selection after receiving the honor previously in 2017. The 2019 season counts as Gamache's third straight first team all-conference selection. She also received second team all-conference honors during her freshman year in 2016.
Goalkeeper Maia Wetzel and defender Rita Marshall were both selected as second team all-conference. Wetzel's 10 shutouts in 2019 broke Rocky's program record for most in a single season. The junior from Billings, Montana received an honorable mention all-conference selection in 2018 and a second team all-conference selection during her freshman year. Marshall was key anchor in a Battlin' Bears defense that ranked No. 8 in shutouts per game (.630). This is her second straight year earning a second team all-conference selection.
Rocky's Ellen Hunsaker, Alexis Robbins, and Alyssa Schneider each received an honorable mention all-conference selection.
The Battlin' Bears will play College of Idaho Tuesday at 8 p.m. (PT) in the quarterfinals of Cascade Conference Championships in Springfield, Oregon.
The complete list of women's all-conference selections can be found by clicking here.