Quaker trio named All-Ohio

Fejzic, Hammar, Holmquist among top D-III players in state

January 6, 2012

Shown, from left, are All-Ohio honorees Armin Fejzic, Erik Hammar and Martin Holmquist.

Shown, from left, are All-Ohio honorees Armin Fejzic, Erik Hammar and Martin Holmquist.

Armin Fejzic, Erik Hammar and Martin Holmquist have been named to the 2011 NCAA Div. III All-Ohio Men’s Soccer Teams.

Fejzic was a second team selection while Hammar and Holmquist were third team honorees.

Fejzic (Strangnas, Sweden/Thomas Gymnasiet) had a solid senior season that also earned All-Ohio Athletic Conference and All-Great Lakes Region accolades.

“Armin had an outstanding season. He was a tremendous presence for us in the midfield,” Wilmington head coach Bud Lewis said. “One of the reasons for his success was the amount of work he put in during the off-season. He dedicated himself to having a senior season to remember, and he did just that.”

Hammar (Stockholm, Sweden/Ava Gymnasium) came back from an injury-shortened season in 2010 to earn All-OAC honors in 2011.

“Erik had a remarkable season this fall and finished as our leading goal scorer with eight goals,” Lewis said. “Although not 100 percent for any of the season, Erik gave us an offensive target player that has been missing the last several seasons. Perhaps most impressive of his scoring efforts were his three game-winning goals in overtime. It was so much fun to see his teammates storm the field after his game-winning goals, I don’t think it gets much better for a forward than to have all your teammates storm the field to celebrate a great game-winning performance.”

Holmquist (Karlstad, Sweden/Alvkulle Gymnasiet) established himself as a star of the future en route to earning All-OAC honors in 2011 out of Wilmington’s defensive third.

“Martin came on very strong as the season progressed,” Lewis said. “We moved him to the middle of our defense, which was a new position for him, and I think he got stronger in each game he played. He has excellent technical skills and is very effective at serving good balls out of the back and going forward when possible. He also scored four goals, including a critical game-tying goal in the last few minutes of play against Marietta College. Martin’s knowledge and maturity and level of play will play a huge role for us next year.”