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By, Chris Bauman | JTV Sports | December 7th, 2018

Spring Arbor, Michigan– Spring Arbor University had four student-athletes named to the 2018 NAIA Men’s Soccer All-America Teams, as announced by the association on Tuesday.

Junior Jacob Crull (Carmel, IN / Carmel) was named to the All-America Third Team while senior Morris Kamara (Grand Rapids, MI / Stevenson), sophomoreRoderic Green (Commerce, MI / Lakeland) and junior Alex Sokalski (Dorchester, Ont.) received Honorable Mention recognition.

It was the first All-America selection for Crull, who was also named the Crossroads League Player of the Year in 2018. A Carmel, Indiana native, the wing back emerged as one of the nation’s premiere players during his junior campaign. He led the Crossroads League in assists for the third straight season, recording a career-high 14, while also ranking sixth in the country. He racked up a career-best 24 total points, adding a career-best five goals to his assist total.

Kamara secured his second straight All-America Honorable Mention selection while Green and Sokalski received their first. Kamara, a senior forward, and Green, a sophomore forward, were a dynamic duo up top for the Cougars this season. Kamara tallied a team-high 15 goals, including seven game-winners – the most in the NAIA – while Green scored eight in his debut season with SAU. Spring Arbor led the league in goals scored this year with 53, averaging 2.3 per match.

Kamara, who was also recognized as the Crossroads League Offensive Player of the Year, capped off his spectacular career with 52 goals.

Sokalski, a junior center back from Dorchester, Ontario native, anchored an SAU defense that ranked among the nation’s best in 2018. The Cougars conceded just 19 goals in 23 matches this season for a 0.8 goals against average while also recording 11 shutouts.

Spring Arbor enjoyed one of its best seasons in program history boasting a 17-5-1 record, capturing its second straight Crossroads League regular season championship and advancing to the second round of the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship for the second time in three years. The team’s 17 wins were the third-most in a single season in program history and the most since 1979.

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