UD Top-10 Moments: No. 5 Hernandez First Men's Soccer IIAC MVP in UD History

Jul 25, 2016

UD Top-10: No. 5 – Hernandez Becomes UD’s First Men’s Soccer IIAC MVP, Leads Spartans to IIAC Title Game

DUBUQUE, Iowa – The University of Dubuque men’s soccer team’s do-it-all forward, Gonzalo Hernandez, led the Iowa Conference in goals (13), assists (9), points (35), and game winners (5) en route to the Spartans’ first Offensive IIAC MVP, a runner-up IIAC finish, and a trip to their first-ever IIAC tournament title game.

A two-time All-IIAC and First Team NSCAA All-Region selection, Hernandez scored in 11 of his 19 starts, and notched three of his five game-winners in one-goal victories. A constant threat with or without the ball, the Madrid, Spain native guided UD to a 12-6-1, 5-2 Iowa Conference record, their most wins since 2011, and their highest NSCAA regional ranking in school history of seventh.

The Spartans relied heavily on the Spaniard’s leg as Hernandez scored 11 of his 13 goals in wins and just one in losses.

The two-time Academic All-Iowa Conference award winner is currently Top-5 all-time in career goals, assists, points, and game winners with one year remaining.

Stat Check
11 of 13 – A true MVP, Hernandez scored 11 of his 13 goals (84.6%) in the Spartans’ 12 wins and just 2 goals in their other seven results.

Rest of Top-10
No. 6 - Basierak cements UD legacy as only four-time All-IIAC volleyball selection
No. 7 - Cameron Shere's stellar final round leads to first career All-IIAC men's golf honor
No. 8 - Tanasha Atwater concludes record-setting 2016 with All-American track and field finish
No. 9 - Stoltz Magic comes alive thanks to record-setting renovation
No. 10 - Alec Bass sets 5 school records and becomes first All-IIAC XC runner in 15 years
Honorable Mentions
-Baseball First IIAC Tournament since 2005
-Men's Soccer Reaches First IIAC Tournament Title Game
-Women's Lacrose sets program single season wins record
-Arantxa Martinez claims women's tennis' IIAC Flight A Singles Runner-Up for second time
-Wrestling breaks duals single season wins record and brings on former Olympic gold medalist