Gary Cole Named Second Team Daktronics Men's Soccer All-America; Nathan Kafer Named Honorable Mention
Denver, Colo.: Senior defender Gary Cole was today named to the Daktronics Men's Soccer Second Team All-America squad as voted on by sports information directors from across the country. Cole becomes the first All-America honoree since Lance Snodgrass did so in 2001. Fellow senior Nathan Kafer was tabbed to the honor roll.
Cole, from Englewood, Colo., helped the Ranger defense allow just 25 goals in 21 games. The 25 goals allowed and the 1.14 goals against average both rank fifth in the RMAC. A three-time All-RMAC First Team member, Cole scored one goal this season and led the Rangers logging 1,885 of a possible 1,990 minutes, which is a Regis season record. Earlier this season, Cole was named the RMAC Defensive Player of the Year and for the third time in his three-year career at Regis, Cole earned Daktronics First Team All-Region.
Kafer led the record-setting Ranger offense with 16 goals scored and is third with five assists. He was third in the RMAC in goals scored and was also third with four game-winning goals. Kafer broke the career goal scoring record at Regis on his last goal of his career, ending with 45 goals, 25 assists and 115 points, with the latter two ranking second all-time at Regis. A two-time Daktronics Second Team All-Region honoree, Kafer's 16 goals this season are second most in a season in program history.
Cole and Kafer led the Rangers to their first ever NCAA Division II Tournament berth this season as the Rangers tallied a 14-3-4 record.
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