Five Trinity Players Named All-Americans

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Trinity has had five of their players named to All-American squads announced on Thursday, two men and one woman were named first team all-Americans while two men were on the second team. Laurence Wyke and Austin Michaelis (both sophomores) were named to the first team along with Yasmeen Farra on the women’s side while defending all-American Christian Sakshaug (sophomore) and Kellen Reid (junior) were named second team All-Americans.

Wyke had a strong season at both ends of the field, being a strong member of the Tigers defense through the season. At the other end of the field Wyke scored seven goals and provided two assists through the season and earned Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors.

Michaelis was a vital member of Trinity’s attacking play, often providing the ball before he would be credited with an assist. Michaelis also led the team with 11 goals, and provided nine assists for Trinity earning Conferense Offensive Player of the Year.

Trinity’s other first team All-American is Yasmeen Farra the senior midfielder capping her final season with the honor. Farra scored 14 goals, leading the team and both programs, while also managing seven assists. Winning the All-American award comes as her second honor of the season after winning the Conference Offensive Player of the Year.

Shakshuag improved on his 2015 All-American third-team honor as a freshman moving up to the 2016 second team. Shakshaug led the Tigers with 11 assists and scored two goals for the season continuing his impressive early collegiate career performances.

Reid was a vital captain in the middle of the Trinity defense, often getting his work done in a way that doesn’t get noticed. But the voters noticed and named him to the second team after a notable five assists.

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