Northern Michigan's Árnason Selected as All-GLIAC Defender

Northern Michigan's Árnason Selected as All-GLIAC Defender

BAY CITY, Mich. — Northern Michigan's Ívar Árnason was selected as an all-GLIAC second team defender, the league office announced Thursday night.

Árnason started 15 games and tied for second among Wildcats with three goals. He also dished out one assist, bringing his point total to seven, the third highest on the team.

Árnason netted all of his goals on penalty kicks, going a perfect 3-for-3 over the course of the season. He struck in back-to-back games on Oct. 7 against Ashland and Oct. 9 against Ohio Dominican.

The Akureyri, Iceland native also ranked third on Northern Michigan in shots (30) and shots on goal (12). He was one of six GLIAC defenders recognized; three were first-team honorees and three were second-team selections.

Árnason is the first Wildcat men's soccer player to be named to an all-GLIAC team. Northern Michigan completed its inaugural season of competition in October with a 5-10-2 (5-9-2 GLIAC) record.

Sveinn Karlsson was the Wildcats' all-GLIAC honorable mention pick. A midfielder, he started all 17 games and led the team in goals (4), assists (5) and points (13).