Regional Academic Honors for Men's Soccer
CHICAGO Brian Visser and Eric Hermosillo were recently named to the NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-North/Central Region teams for their efforts on and off the field. Visser was one of two goalkeepers named to the region’s first team while Hermosillo picked up honors as one of three second-team forwards.
Visser rewrote the DePaul record books in 2007 with new marks for career shutouts, season shutouts and consecutive shutouts. The junior finished this season with 10 shutouts breaking the previous mark of six shutouts with a 1-0 victory over Rutgers on Oct. 13. He started the season with four straight blankings to break the previous consecutive shutout record of three straight set by four different players. In his 55 career matches in three seasons, Visser also holds the career record with 17 shutouts. In addition to the 10 shutouts, Visser also totaled 62 saves and allowed just 16 goals in nearly 1,864 minutes in goal for the Blue Demons. He finished the season ranked among NCAA leaders in goals against average at 38th and was third in the BIG EAST with 10 shutouts. The 2007 BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year is a finance major at DePaul with a 3.34 grade point average.
Hermosillo, a junior forward, played in 15 matches this season and started nine times. He totaled three points with a goal and an assist and finished the 2007 campaign with 10 shots. Hermosillo holds a 3.47 grade point average and is an accounting major at DePaul.
These two awards continue DePaul’s postseason collection of NSCAA honors as Visser was also named a third team All-Great Lakes honoree and head coach Craig Blazer picked up Region Coach of the Year honors. The Blue Demons finished the season tying the program record for most wins with 12 in 2007. DePaul claimed the BIG EAST Regular-Season Championship by winning the Red Division and earned the program's first NCAA Championship appearance.