La Crosse, Wis. - The Viterbo University men's soccer team had three players honored by the Midwest Collegiate Conference today. Senior Jamie Robertson (Langho, England), junior James Lockley (Manchester, England), and sophomore Mark Burton (Oxford, England) were all named to the MCC Honorable Mention All-Conference Team.
Robertson was once again the top offensive player for the V-Hawks this season. He finished the year by leading the V-Hawks with eight goals and three assists for 19 points. He ranked among the top ten in the MCC in goals scored (8th) and total points (8th). Robertson also scored the game winning goals against St. Ambrose University and Trinity Christian College this season. One of just three seniors on the roster, Robertson finishes his V-Hawk career with 21 goals and 53 points in two seasons.
Unlike the other two, Lockley made is impact on both sides of the field for the V-Hawks. A midfielder, Lockley played in 17 games, starting every one of them. He finished the season with one goal and one assist. His lone goal was on a penalty kick which turned out to be the game winner against UW-Superior. Burton is arguably one of the best defenders in the MCC and was an anchor for the V-Hawk defense this season. Just a sophomore, Burton started all 19 games for the V-Hawks this season and scored one goal. He was a staple for a V-Hawk defense that saw two freshmen split time in goal this season.
As a team, the V-Hawks finished the season 8-9-1 overall and 4-4 in MCC action. The V-Hawks graduate three top seniors in Robertson, Adam Porteous (Sr. - Wilmslow, England), and Gregg Ryder (Sr. - Greencastle, England). These three individuals will be tough to replace for the V-Hawks, but Head Coach Andy Lee is hopeful that the youth that contributed on this year team will be able to step up and have big years next season.