Hernandez and Daniels Claim NSCAA All-North Region Honors
Dec 4, 2015
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DUBUQUE, Iowa – Junior forward Gonzalo Hernandez-Cascante, the 2015 Iowa Conference MVP, earned an NSCAA First Team All-North Region spot while sophomore defender Danny Daniels lands on the third team after leading the University of Dubuque men’s soccer team to first ever IIAC tournament title game.
Hernandez-Cascante, the first Iowa Conference Offensive MVP in school history, led the IIAC in four major categories over the course of the season: goals (13), assists (9), points (35), and game-winners (5) en route to All-Region. The speedy and lengthy Hernandez scored three of his game-winners in one-goal victories over Illinois Wesleyan, Hamline University, and Simpson. With one season remaining, the Madrid, Spain native is currently Top-5 in UD career history in assists, points, shots, and game-winners.
The junior was twice named Iowa Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and notched his first career hat trick in a 3-0 victory over Elmhurst on September 22.
A First Team All-IIAC honoree, Hernandez-Cascante becomes the third Spartan to be named NSCAA First Team All-North Region since 2009.
The 2015 CoSIDA Academic All-District selection majors in business.
Daniels, also a First Team All-IIAC selection, started all 19 games for the Spartans and scored his lone goal of the season and second career goal in 2-0 win over Wartburg on September 26. The East Bethel, Minn. native added his first career assist in 3-0 victory over Coe on October 24.
Daniels anchored the defensive backline after holding opponents to 21 goals in 19 games this season, a 1.11 goals allowed average that ranked third in the IIAC. Daniels and Co. also registered seven shutouts.
The sophomore becomes the eighth All-North Region selection in school history and was one of only four sophomores/underclassmen on the 36-man, three-team All-North region list.
Daniels majors in Sport Marketing & Management.