Junior forward Ethan Finlay of the Creighton men’s soccer team has been named to the 2010 Soccer America Men’s Preseason All-American Team, as announced by the publication Thursday. He is one of 25 student-athletes honored by Soccer America, and the only player to represent the Missouri Valley Conference.
Finlay, who was named to the preseason all-MVC Team last week, also begins the 2010 campaign on the preseason MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List. The Marshfield, Wis., product led the Bluejays with eight goals and 19 points last year, while he topped the MVC in game-winning goals for the second straight season. Finlay, a first-team all-region and first-team all-MVC honoree last year, is the active Bluejay leader in career goals (14), assists (7) and points (35).
The Bluejays play their only home exhibition match of the season on Friday, when they host Hastings (Neb.) College at 7:30 p.m. Creighton opens the regular-season at Loyola Chicago on Sept. 1 and open at home on Sept. 4 against UNC Greensboro.