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Comets Receive Post Season Honors

March 14, 2012 - Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) - Kansas City Comets News Release

INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI - Major Indoor Soccer League scoring champion Geison was named All-MISL First Team and a finalist for league MVP this week. Geison, a midfielder, heads a list of four Comets players who were honored. Danny Waltman is on the All-MISL Second Team and is a finalist for Goalkeeper of the Year.

Joining Waltman on the All-MISL Second Team is defender Leo Gibson and last season's MISL MVP Byron Alvarez. Gibson is also a finalist for MISL Defender of the Year.

Coach Kim Roentved is one of three finalists for MISL Coach of the Year after leading the Comets to a 15-9 regular season and appearance in the Central Division Finals.

The All-Rookie team was also announced this week by the MISL. The All-MISL and All-Rookie teams are selected through a vote by MISL team management and select media members.

Baltimore and Milwaukee will face off in the best-of-three 2012 MISL Championship Series starting this Friday night at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore (6:35 p.m. CDT,, with the second leg set for 3:10 p.m. CDT Sunday at U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee ( A deciding mini-game will be played immediately following Game 2 if needed.

A complete list of awards finalists and the All-MISL and All-Rookie teams is below.

2011-12 MISL Award Finalists

Most Valuable Player

Geison, Missouri Comets

Marcio Leite, Milwaukee Wave

Mauricio Salles, Rochester Lancers

Rookie of the Year

Cory Elenio, Syracuse Silver Knights

Nicolas Perera, Milwaukee Wave

Kevin Ten Eyck, Wichita Wings

Slavisa Ubiparapovic, Syracuse Silver Knights

Goalkeeper of the Year

Marcel Feenstra, Milwaukee Wave

Sagu, Baltimore Blast

Danny Waltman, Missouri Comets

Defender of the Year

Leo Gibson, Missouri Comets

Joe Hammes, Milwaukee Wave

Mike Lookingland, Baltimore Blast

Nelson Santana, Syracuse Silver Knights

Coach of the Year

Danny Kelly, Baltimore Blast

Kim Roentved, Missouri Comets

Keith Tozer, Milwaukee Wave

2011-12 All-MISL First Team

GK - Sagu, Baltimore Blast

D - Mike Lookingland, Baltimore Blast

D - Nelson Santana, Syracuse Silver Knights

MF - Max Ferdinand, Baltimore Blast

MF - Geison, Missouri Comets

F - Mauricio Salles, Rochester Lancers

2011-12 All-MISL Second Team

GK - Danny Waltman, Missouri Comets

D - Leo Gibson, Missouri Comets

D - Joe Hammes, Milwaukee Wave

MF - Marcio Leite, Milwaukee Wave

F - Byron Alvarez, Missouri Comets

F - Machel Millwood, Baltimore Blast

2011-12 MISL All-Rookie Team

GK - Eric Reed, Syracuse Silver Knights

D - Stephen DeRoux, Baltimore Blast

D - Gerson Dos Santos, Norfolk SharX

MF - Kevin Ten Eyck, Wichita Wings

F - Slavisa Ubiparapovic, Syracuse Silver Knights

F - Nicolas Perera, Milwaukee Wave

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