Kansas City, Mo. – Lynn University's Alun Webb and Niklas Tasky have been named All-Americans by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) and the United Soccer Coaches (USC), giving the men's soccer team one more thing to be happy about after advancing to the NCAA Division II National Championship.
Webb is a consensus All-America selection after earning Third Team recognition by the USC and Honorable Mention honors by the D2CCA. Tasky earned Second Team accolades by the D2CCA. Both players have been instrumental in leading the Fighting Knights to their fourth NCAA national title game since 2011 and sixth overall.
A senior out of Llandudno, Wales, Webb gives the Blue and White a consensus All-American for the fourth consecutive year. He leads the Sunshine State Conference in points with a career-high 23 and is tied for second with a personal-best nine goals.
Tasky anchors one of the top defenses in the nation. Lynn is posting a 0.48 goals-against average with 13 shutouts while holding opponents to a mere 2.8 shots on frame. The squad's 13 clean sheets ties the most shutouts under head coach John Rootes and is tied for the fourth-most in program history.
Lynn now has 55 NCAA All-America selections and 105 overall (NCAA & NAIA). Since Rootes took the helm of the program in 2008, the Blue and White have garnered 31 selections.
The duo take the field one last time in 2017 when they battle Charleston (W.Va.) for the NCAA Division II National Championship. Game time is set for 4 p.m. ET and will be a rematch of the 2014 title game where the Fighting Knights withstood a late barrage to win 3-2 over the Golden Eagles. Fans can watch the match live at LynnFightingKnights.com.