Top honors to athletesFeilen named soccer All-American Fourth-year College student Shay Feilen has been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Umbro NCAA Division III All-America Team. She is Chicago's first All-American in women's soccer and the first Chicago athlete to earn All-America recognition in 1996-97.
Feilen was chosen for the second team after guiding the Maroons to the NCAA Division III semifinals in their first-ever post-season appearance. The midfielder played in 21 matches and was the club's third-leading scorer with 21 points on eight goals and five assists. She scored a goal in Chicago's 2-0 win over Wilmington College in the opening round of the NCAA III Championship and was named to the All-Tournament Team at the national semifinals, where the Maroons claimed third place.
Earlier this year Feilen was named to the All-University Athletic Association and All-Central Region teams, marking her third appearance on both teams.
During her three-year playing career, Feilen scored 27 goals and collected 16 assists for 70 points in helping lead the Maroons to a combined record of 40-13-3. In 1996, Chicago finished 16-4-1 overall and captured its second UAA title in three years.
Eight football players to All-UAA team Eight University football players have been named to the 1996 All-University Athletic Association Team, with the Offensive Player of the Year title going to a Chicago athlete for the fourth year in a row.
Headlining the All-UAA Team is second-year tailback Brandon Way, who was named Co-Offensive Player of the Year. In the previous three years, the award went to Frank Baker (1993) and Derrick Brooms (1994 and 1995).
In nine games this season, Way rushed for a league-leading 1,019 yards on 205 carries, an average of 113.2 yards per game. Way is only the fifth player in University history to surpass the 1,000-yard mark. In addition, he recorded team highs in touchdowns (11), total offense (1,019 yards) and scoring (74 points).
Six Maroons have been named to the All-UAA second team, including two members of the Maroons' offense. Fourth-year guard Jeff Mathews and first-year tackle Jim Kienzle helped lead the Maroons' rushing attack, which averaged 155 yards per game and recorded 15 touchdowns. Mathews is a repeat selection, first receiving All-UAA recognition in 1993.
Four players will represent Chicago's defense on the second team: fourth-year linebacker Casey Talbot, fourth-year cornerback Drew Christ, third-year defensive tackle Phil Duszczyk and second-year defensive end Ed Lizak. This is the third straight season that Christ and Talbot have made the All-UAA Team.
Honorable mention All-UAA selections include first-year tight end Michael Hull, Christ, who doubled as Chicago's kicker, and Lizak, the Maroons' punter.