DETROIT, Mich. -- A highly successful first regular season in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) culminated in a slew of awards for the men's soccer team. Of the awards, the Mustangs' all-time leading scorer Jordan Berry (Dearborn, Mich./Crestwood) was named WHAC First Team All-Conference.
The senior striker earned an appearance on the conference's first team after finding the back of the net 21 times this season. The impressive total was two-shy of the top spot in the conference to cement Berry's first time selection. In all, Berry totaled 45 points on the season to complete a season in which he was one of the NAIA's top performers. The senior ended the regular season fourth in the nation in goals and eighth in points.
Freshman forward Abdoullie Jallow (Bansang, The Gambia) broke onto the WHAC scene with a first-year performance that included nine goals and six assists. The 24-point season was recognized by the conference as Jallow was named WHAC Newcomer of the Year. The honor goes to the top freshman or transfer in the conference.
Jallow also earned a spot on the WHAC's Honorable Mention team for his efforts this season.
The standouts in the classroom were also recognized as four Mustangs earned a spot on the WHAC's All-Academic Team. Seniors Jordan Largent (Mattawan, Mich./Mattawan) and Stefan McMillan (Saint Johns, Mich./Saint Johns) were named to the all-academic team due to qualifying grade point averages. Juniors Ahmed Almosawi (Dearborn, Mich./American Muslim Academy) and Jad El-Zein (Tyre, Lebanon/Fordson) also earned a spot on the conference's all-academic team due to their diligence in the classroom.
Senior keeper Malcolm Brinker (Plainwell, Mich./Plainwell) was named to the WHAC's Champions of Character Team after embodying the NAIA's Five Core Values of Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Servant Leadership, and Sportsmanship. Brinker, active in the Marygrove community and beyond, has been a tireless volunteer for many projects during his time at Marygrove College.