Mac soccer duo receives national honors

By Steve Sell
December 09, 2014

McPherson College’s Oscar Cortez and Alex Ronneburg received national soccer honors on Monday from the NAIA.

The Bulldog mainstays were named honorable mention All-American after leading the Bulldogs to the KCAC championship and a berth in the national tournament.

"I'm really proud of these guys," Mac coach Doug Quint said. "These two certainly deserved at least the honor they received. They are clearly a couple of the top players in the country. Oscar and Alex represent what McPherson College soccer is all about on and off the field."

Cortez, from Dallas, was the KCAC’s MVP this season and was a four-year starter. He played in 74 games in his career and this season he started all 20 games and recorded five goals and seven assists for 17 points, his highest total in his four years. He was the team captain and ran the offense from the midfield.

Ronneburg, the Dortmund, Germany sensation, was a junior transfer and was an instant impact player. He scored 12 goals and also passed off nine assists for 33 points. Ronneburg also was named KCAC Offensive Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year.