Bellarmine University’s Magnus Bertilsson earned second-team All-Midwest Region honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

The sophomore midfielder was recognized by the NSCAA for the second straight season after garnering third-team acknowledgement last year.

The All-Region award came after Bertilsson was selected to the All-Great Lakes Valley Conference third team.

Despite missing multiple games due to injury, Bertilsson notched two goals and two assists for Bellarmine. The native of Varberg, Sweden, netted the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Maryville and collected assists against Quincy and Drury.

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2016 NSCAA NCAA Division II Men’s All-Midwest Region Teams
First Team

Pos. Player Class School Hometown
K Jack Filla Sr. University Of Missouri-St. Louis O’Fallon, Mo.
D Evan Craig Sr. Rockhurst University Springfield, Mo.
D David Cross Sr. Drury University Bannockburn, United Kingdom
D Lukas Grosse-Puppendahl Sr. Davis & Elkins College Haltern am See, Germany
D Connor Mullen Jr. Rockhurst University Creve Coeur, Mo.
M Gianluca Bottoni Sr. Rockhurst University Rome, Italy
M Taylor Reis Sr. Quincy University Quincy, Ill.
M Antoine Vial So. Drury University Sete, France
F Ben Bruce Jr. Drury University Ullapool, United Kingdom
F Kaleb Jackson Jr. Rockhurst University Florissant, Mo.
F Eric Ramirez Fr. University Of Southern Indiana Vincennes, Ind.

Second Team

Pos. Player Class School Hometown
K Logan Feldmann Jr. Rockhurst University Wentzville, Mo.
D Alec Andall Sr. Alderson-Broaddus University Orange, Grenada
D Joe Rund Sr. University Of Missouri-St. Louis Chesterfield, Mo.
D Michael Sass Sr. University Of Southern Indiana Indianapolis, Ind.
M Erik Magnus Bertilsson So. Bellarmine University Varberg, Sweden
M Shavon John Brown Jr. Alderson-Broaddus University Brooklyn, N.Y.
M Pablo Salvador-Lopez Jr. Davis & Elkins Madrid, Spain
M Ashley Sibisi Fr. Alderson-Broaddus University Alexandria, Zimbabwe
F Andre Carvalho-Landell Sr. Tiffin University Birmingham, England
F Eddie Plesha So. Quincy University Normal, Ill.
F Tim Staerz Fr. Davis & Elkins College Bad Nauheim, Germany

by Adam Pruiett