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2. PLAYERS OF THE YEAR: Small Colleges & Junior Colleges
January 10th, 2007 1:49AM



Ten players earned selection as NSCAA/adidas National Players of the Year. They join Joseph Lapira and Kerri Hanks, the Notre Dame players who won the 2006 Hermann Trophies, presented to the top players in NCAA Division I competition.

Morten Jensen, Dowling
The native of Tanager, Norway led Dowling with 10 game-winning goals, including the goal that gave it the Division II title. He concluded his career with 72 goals and 41 assists.
Kylee Hanavan, Metro State
The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Year led Metro State to the Division II title while leading the league in points (66), goals (23) and assists (20). Her 20 assists set the Roadrunner single-season assist record.

Dana Leary, Williams
The Washington, D.C., product  anchored a defensive back line that allowed only eight goals in 17 games this season. Out of four goals scored this season, three were game-winners.
Laura Koontz, Wheaton (Ill.)
Koontz established the Wheaton single-season record with 17 assists this fall. The CCIW Player of the Year served up the assist on the game-winning goal in Wheaton's 2-0 semifinal win, opening the door to the team's national championship.

Hjortur Hjartarsson, Auburn-Montgomery
Hjartarsson closed out his career with back-to-back National Player of the Year honors. He holds the NAIA career record for goals (136) and total points (308). The totals rank second in men's soccer at all levels.
Hishimar Falconer, Lindsey Wilson
The Jamaica international started all 26 games in Lindsey Wilson's run to the NAIA title. She scored 16 goals (second on the team) and had six assists and was named the MVP of the NAIA Tournament.

Junior College Division I
Liam Parrington, Bryant & Stratton
The Englishman is a two-time NSCAA/adidas All-America. He was credited with 14 assists this season to lead his team.
Megan Bruso, Young Harris
Bruso led the Young Harris team to the first national title won in the school's history in any sport. She was named to the NJCAA All-Tournament team and finished with eight goals and had four assists.

Junior College Division III
Miguel Martinez, Herkimer County
Martinez captained the Generals to back-to-back national championship games, winning the 2005 national title as a freshman and finishing second in 2006. He scored 25 goals and had 30 assists in two years at Herkimer.
Karina Davila, Richland
The freshman earned MVP honors at the Division III national tournament after scoring the game-winning goal in the championship game.

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