LAGRANDE, Ore. – Three Northwest University men’s soccer players were named to the All-Cascade Collegiate Conference team as announced by the league office. Junior goalkeeper Joe Galbraith of Whitefish, Mont., was named to the All-CCC first team. Junior midfielder, Do-Hee Kim (Seoul, South Korea) was voted to the second team and senior forward, James Kerr (Bothell, Wash.), earned honorable mention accolades.
Galbraith had an .819 save percentage making 68 saves for the season. His 68 saves put him at the top of the CCC and he was #2 in saves per game with a 5.23 s/pg average. He was tied for third in shutouts with three for the CCC season. Kim was tied for third in the CCC for game winning goals with three. Kerr, tied for fourth in assists with 5 and tied for fifth in assists per game in overall games this season.
Said Gary McIntosh, NU head coach, “All three of these players are deserving of an all-conference selection. More than that they are great guys that have impacted Northwest and the soccer program for the greater good.”
McIntosh continued, “Joe (Galbraith) was stellar for us in goal all season. This first team selection says clearly he was considered the best keeper in conference. He forces offensive players to be perfect with their shots and that adds a lot of pressure. Joe is a team captain and leader by example.
“Do-Hee Kim is a fantastic player on the ball. He has a very deceptive first faint step and move that freezes defenders. Do-Hee created a lot of chances for us to score and does a good job with movement of ball.”
Coach McIntosh concluded, “James is also one of our team captains and a fifth year senior. He was the guy this year who worked harder than anyone else and he is a guy who will play any position we ask him to play, and, play them well. James was a another leader by example and his work rate set the tone for the team. Thanks, “Booty” for your commitment!”
The Eagles finished 4th in the CCC with an 8-6 record, 10-8-1 overall and they played in the conference semifinal for the second straight year, third time in the past four seasons
Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Share on Facebook