Fejzic leads WC contingent on All-OAC Team
Four Quakers honored in coaches' voting
November 10, 2011
Armin Fejzic was named First Team All-Ohio Athletic Conference.
AUSTINTOWN — Senior midfielder Armin Fejzic leads a four-player Wilmington College contingent onto the All-Ohio Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Team, the league office announced today.
Fejzic was a first team selection while freshman midfielder Max Eurenius was a second team pick. Sophomore midfielder Erik Hammar and freshman defender Martin Holmquist were honorable mention picks in voting by the conference’s coaches.
Fejzic (Strangnas, Sweden/Thomas Gymnasiet) started all 19 games in a solid senior season. His two goals and two assists only begin to describe his role in the Quakers finishing fourth in the OAC and earning their first conference tournament berth since 2006.
“Armin is most deserving of All-OAC first team honors,” Wilmington head coach Bud Lewis said. “He had an incredible year for us. He did such a good job in preparing for this season, his fitness, strength and conditioning and his superior technical play created a great presence in each game and helped our team play at a much higher level than in the last few years. Armin’s strong and dominating play in the midfield allowed us to better possess the ball and bring more pressure on our opponents. He will be a very difficult player for us to replace.”
Eurenius (Eskilstuna, Sweden/Rekeine Gymnasiet) scored three goals and contributed two assists in a season that may have just been a surface scratcher for the midfielder with a motor that doesn't stop running.
“Max was one of the most exciting players to watch in the OAC. His technical dribbling skills allowed him to create many dangerous offensive opportunities for himself and teammates. Max became a marked player in every game he played for us, usually drawing a double team from opponents,” Lewis said.
Hammar (Stockholm, Sweden/Ava Gymnasium) came back from an injury-shortened freshman season and established himself as one of the most dangerous players in the OAC.
“It was so good to have Erik back this season. He is such a dangerous attacking player and scored so many big goals for us this season,” Lewis said. “Although he was still not fully healthy from a serious hamstring injury, his presence and ability to finish scoring chances was the difference for winning five or six more games this season. I can only begin to imagine how much more Erik will be able to do when he is playing to his full capacity. He is a special player and he makes us a much better team.”
Holmquist (Karlstad, Sweden/Alvkulle Gymnasiet) scored four goals and displayed the ability to influence play anywhere on the field.
“Martin really developed for us throughout the season. His technical skill and ability to serve accurate short and long range passes was outstanding,” Lewis said. “Early in the season he scored a couple of crucial goals that got us on the winning path. He has a very bright future for us and can play in a number of roles in the defense in midfield. Martin has the ability to become an outstanding player in our program and be one of the best players in the OAC.”