Comets Receive Post Season Honors
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, MISLLive.com), with the second leg set for 3:10 p.m. CDT Sunday at U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee (MISLLive.com). 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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