PAINESVILLE, Ohio - The Lake Erie men's soccer team had three players honored with All-Ohio awards by the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association.
Senior defender Jay Sutter (Batavia, Ohio/Amelia) was named to
the Academic All-Ohio Second Team. It is the second postseason
academic award for Sutter. He was selected for the National Soccer
Coaches Association of America Scholar All-East Region team earlier
in the offseason.
Senior midfielder Everton Blake (Clarendon, Jamaica/Clarendon/Lakeland CC) and junior forward Scott Stuckey (Avon Lake, Ohio/Avon Lake) were each selected to the Division II All-Ohio team.
A mathematics major, Sutter carries a 3.90 GPA and was a stabilizer on the Storm's back line. He scored two goals this season, coming in back-to-back games in October. He and Stuckey were two of just four players to start all 20 games this season for head coach Jim Buchan.
Stuckey led the Storm with 13 goals and tied for the team lead with four assists. He scored two goals in a game four times and pieced together a one-goal, two-assist game on Oct. 30 in a 3-1 win against Mercyhurst. His 13 goals rank third all-time and he is tied for fourth all-time in Lake Erie history with 23 career goals. He and Sutter will both debut this spring in Lake Erie's inaugural men's tennis season.
Blake earned his honor by scoring six goals and adding one assist last season. He had an outstanding performance in a 4-1 win at Northwood on Oct. 2, scoring twice and contributing one assist. His second goal, coming in the 65th minute, snapped a 3-3 tie.
The Storm finished 7-11-2 in its final season as an NCAA Division II independent. Beginning next season, Lake Erie will compete in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.