Men’s soccer season ends in national tournament


Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

A first-round home win in the NAIA national tournament sent the third-seeded men’s soccer team to Delray Beach, Florida, to face No. 14 Columbia, which entered the game with a record of 18-3-0.

Columbia’s Zachary Felz put the Cougars up 1-0 over the ‘Cats going into halftime. Quickly into the second half, Felz assisted Luiz Guilherme Stein’s goal to propel Columbia past Baker.

The 2-0 loss ended Baker’s national tournament run. Baker finished 18-4-1 overall and claimed the Heart of America Conference regular-season title.

Amer Didic was named Heart 2015 MVP and Defensive Player of the Year.

Didic and Ryan Emme earned first-team spots on the 2015 Heart all-conference team. Spencer Atkin, Robert Hoeven and Keaton Anchors received second-team all-conference honors, and Blake Levine was named third-team all-conference.

Nate Houser received the 2015 Heart Coach of the Year award.