San Antonio – St. Mary’s University men’s soccer players Brett Collier, Raul Davila, Jonathon Gray, Scott Kilpatrick and Kris Sumpter were named All-Heartland Conference, it was announced recently in a poll of HC coaches.
Collier (Fr., Schertz) was one of just six freshmen to be picked first or second team All-Heartland Conference. Collier earned second team honors at goalkeeper. For the season Collier allowed 1.37 goals per game, made a total of 90 saves and had five shutouts. He posted shutouts of regionally ranked University of Texas of the Permian Basin and West Texas A&M.
Davila (Jr., Houston) earned his first All-Heartland Conference honor as a Rattler with his second team selection at forward. For the season he led the Rattlers in scoring with four goals on 33 shots. He scored the game-winning goal twice, including the winning score against St. Edward’s in the season finale. He played in all 16 games this season.
Gray (Sr., El Paso) overcame early season injuries to earn a second team honor at midfielder. He played in 12 of 16 games this season, scoring one goal and assisting on a team-high four goals. His lone goal of the season came against Montana State-Billings. He tallied two assists, including assisting on the game-winner, in the Rattlers season-opening win over the University of Missouri-Rolla.
Kilpatrick (Jr., Converse) earned second team All-Heartland Conference honors at forward. It marked the third straight season that Kilpatrick has earned all-conference recognition. He ranked second on the team in scoring with two goals and two assists. Both of his goals were game-winners. He scored the only goal of the game against the Texas-Permian Basin and notched the game-winner against Missouri-Rolla in the season opener.
Sumpter (Jr., San Antonio) received all-conference recognition for the second straight season, earning second team honors at defender. He overcame nagging injuries that slowed him down in the second half of the season to play in 13 games. Sumpter scored one goal and assisted on another. He assisted on the tying goal against St. Edward’s on Oct. 27, a game that the Rattlers won in overtime. His lone goal of the season came in the season opener against Missouri-Rolla.
The Rattlers finished the 2006 season with a 6-8-2 overall record, but were strong down the stretch winning four of their last six games. They also went 1-0-1 against St. Edward’s and defeated regionally ranked West Texas A&M.