Thaden Named To NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Midwest Region Second Team
DES MOINES, Iowa - Drake senior men's soccer player Michael Thaden (West Des Moines, Iowa/Valley) has been tabbed a 2012 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Continental Tire All-Midwest Region second-team selection.
It marks the fourth-consecutive season in which the Bulldogs have had a player on the all-region squad. Thaden is the 14th player in the history of the Drake men's soccer program to be so honored.
A first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference honoree, Thaden started all 21 games for Drake, registering team highs in goals (7), points (17), shots (52) and game-winners (2). He also contributed three assists this past season.
Thaden ranked fifth, sixth and seventh in the MVC, respectively, in goals (0.33), shots (2.48) and points (0.81) per game. In conference-only tilts, he finished third, third, fourth, seventh and eighth in game-winning goals (0.17), goals per game (0.33), points per match (0.83), shots per contest (2.50) and assists per game (0.17).