Hiram College

HIRAM, OHIO  —  Five members of the Hiram College men’s soccer team have been named to the 2010 All-North Coast Athletic Conference Teams.  Senior forward Petar Knezevic (Akron/Ellet), sophomore forward Ryan Minick (North Royalton) and sophomore midfielder Ryan Greenhill (Solon) were all named second-team, while senior defenseman Evan Roberts (Akron/Ellet) and senior goalkeeper Joe Tatum (Georgetown, Cayman Islands/St George’s School) were tabbed honorable mention.  [2010 All-NCAC Teams]

Knezevic earned his third All-Conference Award and his third second-team honor.  He played in all 18 games this season and started 17.  He led the team in goals (seven), points (16) and shots on goal (19).  She was second in shots with 37 and was tied for second in assists with two.  His seven goals this season ranked seventh most in the NCAC and his 16 points also ranked seventh in the league.  In 55 career games, Knezevic scored 27 goals and nine assists for 63 points.  His 27 goals rank fourth most in program history and his 63 points are fifth most.  In addition, Knezevic took 130 shots which are the fifth most in Hiram history.  To go along with being named All-Conference for the third time in his career, Knezevic was also a second-team All-Ohio selection last season.

Minick earned his first All-NCAC award this season after playing in 15 games, including 13 starts, and scoring three goals for six points.  His three goals ranked second most on the team this fall and his six total points were third best.  He led the team in shots with 40 and was second in shots on goal with 13.

Greenhill earned his second All-Conference honor and was a honorable mention pick last season.  In 2010, he started all 18 games at midfielder and scored a goal, including a game-winner, to go along with two assists for four points.  His two assists put him in a tie for second most on the team.  Greenhill took 22 shots this season, including 10 shots on goal, and had a .045 shot percentage.

Roberts concludes a solid playing career at Hiram with his first All-NCAC selection.  He played in 17 games this year as a defender and started 13.  He recorded six shots during the season, but did not record any offensive statistics.  Roberts was a member of a defensive squad that allowed 2.15 goals per game and posted two shutout victories.  During his career at Hiram, Roberts scored three goals and added two assists for eight points.  He tallied 25 shots and had a .120 shot percentage.  Also during his career, he helped the Terriers post 12 shutout victories and the first two appearances in the NCAC Tournament in program history.

Tatum also caps his collegiate playing career with his first All-NCAC selection.  As a senior, he started all 14 games he played in and ended the season with a 4-10 overall record with one shutout victory.  He had a 2.17 goals per game average and made 60 saves in just under 1,244 minutes.   For his career, Tatum was a four-year member of the team, but missed the entire 2008 season due to injury.  In three seasons on the field, he posted a 16-19-3 record with an impressive seven career shutouts in 41 total games.  Tatum had a lifetime 1.51 g.a.a. and made 155 saves with a .738 save percentage.  His 155 career saves rank ninth on the Hiram all-time saves list.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.