Austintown, Ohio – November 10, 2010 – As the Ohio Athletic Conference office announced the 2010 award winners for men's soccer, voted on by the league’s head coaches, the Heidelberg University men’s soccer team had six members earn All-OAC honors, including a program-best four All-OAC First-Team recipients. The honorees are seniors Greg Acuna (Findlay, Ohio / Findlay) and Cory Buhrman (Brunswick, Ohio / Brunswick), juniors Mike Harling (New England, Manchester / Holy Cross) and Jake Reinbolt (Whitehouse, Ohio / Anthony Wayne), and sophomores Ryan Smith (Roanoke, Texas / Keller) and Grant Beck (Roanoke, Texas /Keller).
Cory Buhrman was rewarded OAC Forward of the Year honors, while 22-nd year head coach Brian Haley was named the 2010 OAC Coach of the year.
Buhrman joins Darrnell Chambers (1995) as the only players in Heidelberg history to be conference players of the year, while Haley picks up his third coach of the year accolades.
Burhman also tabbed a spot on the All-OAC First Team for the first time of his career. A two-time 2010 OAC Player of the Week honoree, Buhrman led the team and the conference with five game winners on the season.
Haley, en route in guiding Heidelberg to its first OAC regular season title, eclipsed the 200-wins plateau, marking only the second Ohio Athletic Conference coach of all-time to reach this milestone. The Berg finished the season 14-4-2 overall and 7-0-2 against league foes. Its 14 victories ranks second all-time in Heidelberg’s history, only behind its 1999 season where it won 17. The 2010 season marked the only season ever that the Berg went undefeated in the OAC. It’s seven conference victories ties with the 2002 season for most in the history of the program.
Senior defender Greg Acuna earns his second straight All-OAC First Team honors. The mainstay on Heidelberg’s defense, Acuna, contributed to the Berg’s OAC-best 10 shutouts.
Earning his third first team honors is Mike Harling. This ties for the most first team honors for a single player in Heidelberg history, joining Darnell Chambers (1993, 1994, 1995) and Ryan Wise (1999, 2000, 2001). Presenting a force on the front line, Harling was third on the team with 15 points, including six goals and three assists.
Goal keeper Ryan Smith picks up his first All-OAC First Team honors, while being the second OAC honors of his career. Smith earned a spot on the second team last season. Smith led the league in goals against average (.72) and save percentage (.836 tied), while tied for third in shutouts with five.
Midfielder Jake Reinbolt got the nod for a spot on the All-OAC Second Team. Reinbolt, earning this honor for the first time in his career, was the heart and soul of Heidelberg’s midfield and continues to be one of the Berg’s leaders.
Rounding out the All-OAC honors for Heidelberg is sophomore Grant Beck. Beck earned a spot on the honorable mention team, while leading the team with 23 points, courtesy of 10 goals and three assists.