By THE HERALD-WHIG
The Hannibal-LaGrange men's soccer team had two players selected as NAIA All-Americans on Monday.
Junior forward Felipe Silva was a first-team selection, while senior midfielder Thiago Pereira earend third-team honors. That duo helped the Trojans go 16-5 this season and reach the NAIA Elite Eight for the first time in program history.
Silva led HLGU with 18 goals and 15 assists, and Pereira tallied three goals and five assists.
Hawk nabs honor: Quincy University sophomore defender Chris Garavaglia was named a Daktronics third-team All-American on Thursday. The Daktronics All-America teams were chosen by the nation's sports information directors.
Garavaglia had a banner year on the QU backline, as he was also named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year. He helped anchor the Quincy defense, which allowed just 13 goals in 20 games on the season.
Two Lady Hawks earn national recognition: QU freshman midfielder Ashley Burton and senior defender Sam Andert were named Daktronics All-Americans on Thursday.
Burton was named to the Daktronics All-America second team and was one of just two freshmen to be included among the three teams All-American teams. Andert was named to the third team and is the first QU women's soccer player to be an All-American in back-to-back years since Becky Fleming earned the recognition from 2006-08.
Burton led the team with 13 goals and 30 points. Last season, Andert was a Daktronics second-team selection and National Soccer Coaches Association first-team selection This year, she anchored an injury-ravaged defense that allowed only 14 goals in 21 games.
Wildcats pick up pair of forfeits: The Culver-Stockton College football team received word last week it would be awarded two additional victories to the 2012 campaign after two of its opponents forfeited victories for using an ineligible player.
Culver-Stockton's losses to Central Methodist University and to Avila University will now be counted as victories after both schools informed the C-SC administration of the violations. The Wildcats fell to CMU 32-7 on Sept. 22, at Ellison Poulton Stadium, and dropped a 67-29 decision to Avila in Kansas City in a game that started on Oct. 13 and ended on Oct. 14 due to weather delays.
Per NAIA rules, the Wildcats will be awarded 1-0 forfeit victories for each game, but all statistical information from each contest will stand. The Wildcats' official record for 2012 will now stand at 3-8 overall and 2-7 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.