Four Crusaders Receive All-Conference Honors

Four Crusaders Receive All-Conference Honors

Allison Lowe, assistant sports information director 

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Capital University Men's Soccer finished its 2019 campaign with an overall record of 8-5-5 and went 5-3-1 in the Ohio Athletic Conference. Given the team's imposing performance this season, four Crusaders earned spots on the All-OAC teams, including two second-team selections and two honorable mentions. 

Senior Brandon Woo (Hilliard, Ohio / Hilliard Davidson) and sophomore Mitch Hughes (Clintonville, Ohio / Bowling Green University) were named Second Team All-OAC. This is the first year both Woo and Hughes have earned all-conference honors. Senior Greg Knox (Oxford Mich. / Oxford) and sophomore Sam Spirk (Wilmington, Ohio / Wilmington) were each named All-OAC Honorable Mention. This is Knox's third conference award and Spirk's first.

Second Team All-OAC 

Woo has claimed his first conference honor, starting all 18 games this season for the Crusaders. The defender helped the team to six shutouts this season, three of which were against conference opponents. Not only has Woo made an impact in the defending half, but he has earned his merit offensively. Woo has netted four goals this season with one assist, good for nine points. Woo scored the game-winning goal in the match against Marietta College.  

An ever-present force in the Capital midfield, Hughes leads the team in points (11), with five goals and one assist. Two of Hughes' goals helped the Crusaders to victories. He had the game-winner in the match against the University of Mount Union, as well as the game against Wilmington College.  

All-OAC Honorable Mention

For the third consecutive year, Knox received All-Conference honors. As a sophomore Knox was named Second Team All-OAC and earned a nod to the All-OAC First Team last year after recording 16 assists, the most in a single season in program history. This year, Knox led the team in assists (7) and netted a shot against the College of Wooster. Knox is tied for second in the OAC for assists. 

Spirk proved to be an offensive threat this season, serving as one of Capital's leading goal scorers. Spirk has five goals this season, one of which was a game-winner in an early season matchup against Case Western Reserve University.