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UHH’s Reckmeyer Named to All-PacWest Soccer Third Team

November 12, 2014, 5:37 PM HST
* Updated November 12, 5:39 PM
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He was only around for one year, but Mike Reckmeyer made a strong impact on the University of Hawai’i at Hilo men’s soccer team.

Reckmeyer, a transfer from Division I Oregon State, scored eight goals this season. He was the only Vulcan to be recognized on any of the three All-PacWest Men’s Soccer Teams, announced Wednesday. The senior was placed on the third team.

“He just has a knack for scoring goals,” said UH-Hilo Director of Soccer Lance Thompson. “He scored some very important goals for sure. Unfortunately, he was just a one-and-done type of guy. We’ve already got to replace that, and that’s kinda unfortunate, but we knew that going in.”

Reckmeyer was credited for two game winners, including a header in the 69th minute against Point Loma on Oct. 4 to defeat the Sea Lions 2-1. He also put the Vulcans ahead of Hawai’i Pacific in the season finale on Nov. 8 with a first half goal in UHH’s 2-0 shutout win over the Sharks.

“He was a great addition for us,” Thompson added. “I think our leading scorer a year ago had three, so for us to have an individual that had eight was nice.”

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Two more seniors, Ikaika Fuerte and Rhyen Eugenio, were named to the All-PacWest Honorable Mention list.

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“Ikaika was a versatile player for us, in that we used him on defense and midfield” Thompson explained. “Last game of the year, we played him at center back and we held HPU with him and Rhyen back there to just two shots the whole game.”

Eugenio, from Mililani, scored two goals and added on an assist. His header in the 77th minute against Dixie State on Oct. 11 was credited as his only game-winning goal in the 1-0 victory.

“Rhyen was great with his athletic ability,” Thompson described. “He actually scored a goal in his last game. Ikaika and Rhyen are two seniors that are gonna truly be missed and tough to replace, but I’m glad they were able to end their careers with some recognition that was well deserved.”

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UH-Hilo finished the 2014 season with a 7-9-2 overall record. The Vulcans were 5-6-1 in conference play.

2014 All-PacWest Men’s Soccer Team

First Team

Jorge Chedraui (Forward) – Fresno Pacific

Brais Garcia (Forward) – Hawai’i Pacific

Jace Green (Forward) – BYU-Hawai’i

Jaime Phillips (Forward) – Holy Names

Luke Ackermann (Midfielder) – Azusa Pacific

Renato Bustamante (Midfielder) – Fresno Pacific

Carlos Garcia-Partida (Midfielder) – Azusa Pacific

Chris Brusenback (Midfielder) – Azusa Pacific

Paul Oliver (Defender) – California Baptist

Dallas Whtlow (Defender) – Fresno Pacific

Chris Pineda (Goalkeeper) – BYU-Hawai’i

Second Team

Aidan Apodaca (Forward) – California Baptist

Keenan Armbrust (Forward) – Azusa Pacific

Jeremy Bishop (Forward) – Azusa Pacific

Alvaro Nogales (Forward) – Fresno Pacific

Jackson Groves (Midfielder) – Hawai’i Pacific

Daniel ten Bosch (Midfielder) – Point Loma Nazarene

Kristof Urbanyi (Midfielder) – Academy of Art

Tyler Allen (Defender) – Point Loma Nazarene

Dane Johnson (Defender) – Azusa Pacific

Tyler Matas (Defender) – Notre Dame de Namur

Andrew Luis (Goalkeeper) – Fresno Pacific

Third Team

Esteban Berumen (Forward) – Notre Dame de Namur

Jack Ewart (Forward) – Notre Dame de Namur

Mike Reckmeyer (Forward) – Hawai’i-Hilo

Colby Bauer (Midfielder) – BYU-Hawai’i

Hunter Le Blanc (Midfielder) – Notre Dame de Namur

Matt Rose (Midfielder) – Point Loma Nazarene

Daniel Haehre (Defender) – Hawai’i Pacific

Raul Martinez (Defender) – Azusa Pacific

Bryan Portillo (Defender) – California Baptist

Landon Southwick (Defender) – BYU-Hawai’i

Avrin Yakou (Goalkeeper) – Point Loma Nazarene

Honorable Mention

Zak Epplette (Forward) – BYU-Hawai’i

Kolby Mitnick (Forward) – Dominican

Ikaika Fuerte (Midfielder) – Hawai’i-Hilo

Chris Gaitan (Midfielder) – California Baptist

Erik Kemsies (Midfielder) – Hawai’i Pacific

Josh Robinson (Midfielder) – California Baptist

Andy Sandoval (Midfielder) – Notre Dame de Namur

Josue Soto (Midfielder) – California Baptist

Thorvaldur Sveinsson (Midfielder) – Academy of Art

Bryan Baugh (Defender) – Dixie State

Rhyen Eugenio (Defender) – Hawai’i-Hilo

Abraham Garcia (Defender) – BYU-Hawai’i

Robert Hines (Defender) – Notre Dame de Namur

Javier Risco-Garcia (Defender) – Hawai’i Pacific

Bernd Buescherhoff (Goalkeeper) – Chaminade

Player of the Year – Jaime Phillips (Holy Names)

Defender of the Year – Chris Brusenback (Azusa Pacific)

Goalkeeper of the Year – Chris Pineda (BYU-Hawai’i)

Freshman of the Year – Aidan Apodaca (California Baptist)

Newcomer of the Year – Jace Green (BYU-Hawai’i)

Coach of the Year – Dave Blomquist (BYU-Hawai’i)

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