St. Thomas' Jon Lowery was voted MIAC Men's Soccer Coach of the Year -- his third such honor in the last four seasons.
Lowery's 2019 Tommies shared the MIAC championship, reached the conference playoff finals, and just missed receiving an at-large berth into the national tournament.
A Division III National Coach of the Year in 2016, and Region Coaching Staff of the Year in both 2016 and 2017, Lowery's last four St. Thomas teams have built a 70-12-8 record.
With only two senior field players, St. Thomas started slowly and had just a 1-3-3 record in mid-September with two overtime losses. The Tommies then reeled off 11 consecutive victories before falling 3-1 on the road to Gustavus last Saturday. They recorded 10 shutouts in 19 games. In the 12 wins and three ties, they allowed only five goals.
With a 12-4-3 record, they came up just short of receiving an at-large berth into the national tournament.
Four Tommies were among 22 selected on the All-MIAC first team:
- junior defender Halvor Houg;
- senior GK Troy Louwagie;
- junior midfielder Sam Holton;
- sophomore midfielder Jack Barry, a repeat honoree.
Houg had a team-best eight goals in 19 games, including a 4-for-4 clip on penalty kicks and four game-winning goals. In three seasons he's played in 52 games with 15 goals (seven game winning) and two assists.
Barry recorded four goals and three assists in 19 games, including two game-winning goals. In 41 career games Barry has 11 goals (five game-winning) and six assists.
Louwagie went 9-1-1 in net with 24 saves and seven shutouts. In the last two seasons he went 11-2-1 with nine shutouts.
Holton played in all 19 games. He's played in 63 of 65 games in his three seasons with one assist.