SIOUX CITY | Two of the leading scorers in Great Plains Athletic Conference men’s soccer received first-team honors when the league released its all-conference honor squad Monday.
Briar Cliff’s Prichard Sibanda, the GPAC’s leading scorer with 56 points (26 goals, 4 assists) and Northwestern’s Tyler Limmer, third with 35 points (15 goals, 5 assists) were among the honored athletes.
Dordt featured two athletes on the women’s first team, forward Natalie Sakuma (9 goals, 7 assists) and defender Anissa Patterson (3, 2).
Sibanda, a senior from Liverpool, England, had seven multiple-goal games for Briar Cliff (11-6-1, 4-4-1 GPAC), including three games of three or more goals. Sibanda scored in 10 of his first 11 games this season, but was held to just one goal in his last three games during a season that ended with a 1-0 loss to Concordia in the GPAC Tournament quarterfinals.
Limmer led Northwestern (12-6-2, 7-2 GPAC) to the second seed in the GPAC Tournament. The junior from Brandon, S.D., had three multiple-goal games and scored at least one goal in his last three games, including a 2-1 loss to third-seeded Concordia in the GPAC semifinals.
Sakuma, a senior from Bow, Washington, scored and distributed equally for Dordt (12-7, 7-3 GPAC), a team that outscored opponents 48-18 during the season, but ended the season with a 1-0 loss to Northwestern in the GPAC quarterfinals. Sakuna was the scoring leader for a team that had four players with six or more goals.
Patterson, a senior from El Cajon, California, triggered a defense that recorded eight shutouts and held seven other opponents to one goal. The Defenders won four of the seven games in which they allowed one goal.