The Major Indoor Soccer League honored the top performers from a highly successful 2011-12 regular season today, naming the All-MISL First and Second Teams as well as the All-Rookie Team. The Wave's Joe Hammes, Marcio Leite and Nick Perera were honored.
Each of the MISL clubs is represented in the teams, with the Baltimore Blast leading the way with five selections, including three members of the All-MISL First Team. The Milwaukee Wave and Missouri Comets accounted for five of the six All-MISL Second Team slots, while five teams are represented on the All-Rookie Team.
All-MISL and All-Rookie teams are selected through a vote by MISL team management and select media members.
Baltimore and Milwaukee will face off in the best-of-three 2012 MISL Championship Series starting this Friday night at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore (6:35 CT, MISLLive.com), with the second leg set for 3:10 p.m. CT Sunday at the U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee (MISLLive.com). A decising mini-game will be played immediately following Game 2 if needed.
2011-12 All-MISL First Team
GK - Sagu, Baltimore Blast
D - Mike Lookingland, Baltimore Blast
D - Nelson Santana, Syracuse Silver Knights
MF - Max Ferdinand, Baltimore Blast
MF - Geison, Missouri Comets
F - Mauricio Salles, Rochester Lancers
2011-12 All-MISL Second Team
GK - Danny Waltman, Missouri Comets
D - Leo Gibson, Missouri Comets
D - Joe Hammes, Milwaukee Wave
MF - Marcio Leite, Milwaukee Wave
F - Byron Alvarez, Missouri Comets
F - Machel Millwood, Baltimore Blast
2011-12 MISL All-Rookie Team
GK - Eric Reed, Syracuse Silver Knights
D - Stephen DeRoux, Baltimore Blast
D - Gerson Dos Santos, Norfolk SharX
MF - Kevin Ten Eyck, Wichita Wings
F - Slavisa Ubiparapovic, Syracuse Silver Knights
F - Nicolas Perera, Milwaukee Wave
The Milwaukee Wave professional indoor soccer team is the longest-running professional soccer team in the country. The Wave completed their 27th season by winning their fifth Major Indoor Soccer League championship. Their summer camp program is the largest team-operated program in the country. For more information about the Milwaukee Wave, visit milwaukeewave.com or call 414-224-9283.
United Soccer Leagues
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, USL has become the largest organization of elite-level soccer leagues in North America by building on the vision, commitment, and passion of players, fans and investors. Now in its third decade of operation, USL continues to be a driving force in the growth of soccer in the United States, Canada and Caribbean. USL provides a clearly defined path for the progression of male and female soccer players beginning at the youth level (Super Y-League/Super-20 League), continuing through the amateur level (PDL/W-League) and up to the professional level, both outdoor and indoor (USL PRO/MISL). A platform for countless players to reach for their dreams each year, USL is devoted to developing the sport at the grassroots level in every community across the region.