MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University Men's Soccer junior midfielder Nick Metcalfe (Royal Oak, Michigan) and junior defender Kevin Hoof (Grove, Minnesota) have been named to the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II Men's Scholar All-North/Central Region Team.
The criteria for being eligible for the honor includes a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher, must have started in 50-percent of their team's contests, and be an elite player or contribute to their team's success
Metcalfe earned the honor with a 3.75 GPA in Accounting. The junior contributed four points in 2017 with his lone goal coming in a victory over Purdue University-Northwest on October 15. For his career, Metcalfe has nine points in 32 contests on three goals and three assists.
Hoof earned a spot on the USC Scholar All-Region Team with a 3.60 GPA in Neuroscience. The junior captain played and started in 18 contests this season, scoring a pair of goals in the process. For his career, Hoof has played and started in 34 matches, scoring three goals and recording one assist.
The Wildcats ended their 2017 season with more wins and a high win-percentage than the 2016 team, the first team in program history. In just their second season, NMU advanced to the semifinals of the conference tournament before bowing out of their first-ever postseason appearance.