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Two Oaks named soccer honorable mention All-American

Michael Weber was one of two Menlo College men's soccer players to be named All-American honorable mention. Photo courtesy of Menlo Athletics.

Menlo College men's soccer stars Tim Staerz and Michael Weber were both named NAIA All-American honorable mention on Wednesday. It's the first year the Oaks have had two named to the team since 2012.

Staerz was Menlo's leading offensive player all season. He appeared in 16 games, missing three in the middle of the season due to injury, and scored 11 goals. He also added a team-high seven assists for a total of 29 points. Nearly 68% of his shots were on goal. Staerz recorded five multiple-goal contests and he won the GSAC Attacker of the Week award on October 21.

One of the biggest additions to the midfield this season, Weber made an immediate impact for the Oaks, standing as one of the best ball facilitators in the conference.

Weber, who transferred from Georgia Gwinnett College, twice and added six assists, second on the team with Evan Snodgrass.

Six of Weber's 10 points came in conference matches, including five in his first two against Westmont and San Diego Christian.

Menlo finished the season 13-5-1 overall, 6-2 in Golden State Athletic Conference play. After starting GSAC play 1-2, the Oaks won seven straight, including the GSAC tournament, hosted by Westmont College, to advance to the NAIA National Championships, where they lost in the opening round to UC Merced, 1-0, in overtime.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Menlo Athletics

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