The awards keep piling up for the University of Wisconsin-Superior men’s soccer team.
The latest accolades have six Yellowjackets named to the United Soccer Coaches All-Wisconsin Team.
Sophomore Blake Perry earned Player of the Year and senior Eric Watson took Offensive Player of the Year. The pair was also named to the first team.
Senior James Bruce and junior A.J. Olson claimed second-team selections while senior Danny Kearns was an honorable-mention pick.
UWS head coach Joe Mooney also earned Coach of the Year honors.
Perry led the Yellowjackets with 16 goals and tied for the team lead with 10 assists for 42 points. He finished 14th in NCAA Division III in points, 19th in assists, 21st in goals and 33rd in assists per game (0.49).
Watson, a three-time first team all-state selection, scored 15 goals and added three assists in 2019. He finished the season 30th nationally in goals and closed his career as the 'Jackets' all-time leading goal scorer with 43 goals in 90 matches.
Bruce, a two-time all-state choice, was limited to 14 matches and eight starts this season due to injury, but scored five goals and five assists. He scored twice in a road win at Macalester on Sept. 4 and picked up a hat trick and four assists versus Northland Sept 29.
Olson, a third multiple-year all-state selection, anchored a backline that surrendered just 24 total goals in 23 matches in 2019. He earned the first two points of his career with a pair of assists in a 6-0 win at Crown Oct. 15. Olson was also named to the all-state team in 2018.
Kearns registered three goals and an assist in 21 starts in his final collegiate season.
Mooney led UWS to its second consecutive UMAC regular-season and tournament championships. The 'Jackets also won an NCAA tournament match for a second year in a row, ending the season with a 17-3-3 record.
Three Yellowjackets picked up weekly UMAC honors.
Cassie Skattebo and C.J. Pillath were named the women's and men’s field athletes of the week, respectively, and Vid Milenkovic is the men’s basketball player of the week.
Skattebo, a freshman from Shell Lake, began her collegiate career by winning the high jump at The Opener, hosted by St. Scholastica. Her leap of 1.50 meters is the top effort in the UMAC this season and bested a field of seven competitors at CSS.
Pillath, a senior from Coleman, Wis., won the shot put at The Opener. His toss of 14.28 meters topped a field of 14 competitors.
Pillath also finished second in the weight throw with a heave of 17.72 meters, a mark that currently leads NCAA Division III.
The UMAC weekly honor is the ninth of Pillath's indoor career. He also won four times each in the 2018-19 and 2016-17 seasons.
Vid Milenkovic, a senior forward from Zurich, Switzerland, averaged 19.5 points, 11 rebounds and two assists per game, leading the Yellowjackets to conference victories at Northland College (Dec. 4) and North Central (Dec. 7).
He collected his third double-double of the season in the 78-54 win over the LumberJacks with 24 points and 14 rebounds, and had 15 points and eight boards at NCU. The 68-53 win against the Rams gave UWS its first 2-0 start to conference play since the 1997-98 season.
Milenkovic shot 50% (14-for-28) from the field and 71.4% (10-of-14) from the free-throw line for the week.
Through eight games this season, Milenkovic is averaging 16.4 points and 9.3 rebounds while shooting 46.1% from the floor.
The UMAC weekly honor is the first of his career.