Four members of the Hiram College men’s soccer team have been selected to the NCAA Division III All-Great Lakes Region sponsored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Senior midfielder Ryan Greenhill (Solon) was tabbed as a first-team pick. Senior forward Ryan Minick (North Royalton) and junior midfielder Andy Harding(Bath/Revere) earned second-team accolades. Senior defenseman Dan O’Callaghan (Aberdale, Wales, United Kingdom) was selected as a third-team pick. [2012 All-Great Lakes Region Teams]
After starting the season a perfect 9-0, Hiram finished the 2012 campaign with a 15-3-1 overall record and finished third in the conference with a 6-2-1 mark. Hiram also qualified for the NCAC Tournament for the second straight season and fourth overall in program history since joining the conference.
Greenhill becomes a three-time All-Great Lakes Region award winner after finishing second on the team in assists with nine and was third in goals scored with five. He ended the year with 19 total points which also ranked third highest on the team. His 19 points this season ranked fifth best in the conference and his nine assists were second highest in the league. Greenhill took 27 total shots this season, with 17 being on goal, while scoring two game-winning goals and was a perfect three-for-three in penalty kicks. Already this past season, Greenhill earned his fourth All-NCAC award, including earning first-team accolades in back-to-back seasons, and became the first men’s soccer player in program history to be named Conference Player of the Year since joining the NCAC. He was also recently selected second-team NSCAA All-American becoming just the third player in program history to garner All-American honors. In addition, was also recognized for his accomplishments in the classroom earning first-team Capital One Academic All-American honors as selected by CoSIDA.
Greenhill ends his career as one of the best soccer players in program history and most decorated. In 72 career games, Greenhill has scored nine goals and 29 assists for 47 points. His 29 assists is the second most all-time and his 47 points is the 10th highest. In addition to becoming a four-time All-NCAC award winner, Greenhill is a two-time NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region and an All-Ohio selection. He is now a two-time Capital One Academic All-American, a four-time Capital One Academic All-District and a first-team Academic All-Ohio pick.
Minick repeats as a second-team All-Region selection in back-to-back seasons. Earlier this season, he earned his third All-NCAC award and second straight first-team selection. This fall, Minick was second on the team in goals scored with six and led the team in assists with 10. His 22 total points this season were the second most on the team. In addition, Minick’s six goals were tied for seventh in the NCAC and his 21 points were fifth best. He took a total of 52 shots this season and had a .115 shot percentage.
For his career, Minick finishes second all-time in program history in shots (193), fifth in goals (24), tied for seventh in assists (15) and tied for fifth in overall points (63). In addition to being a mult-time All-Region player, Minick was also a second-team All-Ohio recipient last season.
Harding earns his first All-Region award. Earlier this season, he was tabbed second-team All-NCAC after leading Hiram in five statistical categories including: goals (13), points (32), shots (71), shots on goal (40) and game-winning goals (four). He also led the NCAC in goals, points and was third in shots. Harding posted two multi-goal games this season, including a career-high five goals against Franciscan back on Sept. 15.
O’Callaghan earns his first All-Region selection and adds to a list of postseason awards that includes being named first-team All-NCAC honors for the second straight season. He helped anchor a defense that allowed just 1.14 goals per game while posting five shutout victories. He also got involved on the offensive side of the ball scoring four goals and two assists for 10 points. His four goals this season put him in a tie for fourth most on the team. He tallied 24 shots in 19 games and had a .167 shot percentage.
In 64 career games, O’Callaghan scored six goals and six assists for 18 points as a defender. He recorded a .130 lifetime shot percentage with 46 shots, including 22 of those being on goal. During his tenure as a member of the Hiram defense, the Terriers posted a 41-28-4 record allowing just 1.34 goals per game and recording 17 shutouts.