Kevin Durr Named Men's Soccer MVP
Jan. 27, 2011
The Air Force men's soccer program honored six players at the team's annual banquet recently, including sophomore Kevin Durr as the team's Most Valuable Player for the 2010 season. Senior John Tilton earned the prestigious Coach's Award, junior John Melcher was named the Most Inspirational Player, junior Patrick Compton the Most Improved Player, freshman Caleb Downey the Rookie of the Year and freshman Cody Sullivan the MVP of the junior varsity program.
Durr, a midfielder from Garmisch, Germany, started all 18 games he played in during the 2010 season. He finished second on the team in scoring with 10 points on four goals and two assists. All four of his goals were game-winners, including three in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play. He tied for third in the conference in shots with 56 and was second in shots per game at 3.11. Durr earned first-team all-MPSF honors in 2010.
Tilton, a defender from Arlington, Wash., played in 17 games this season and scored the second goal of his career, the game-winner, in a 2-0 victory over San Jose State on Oct. 22. Tilton was a member of the MPSF all-academic team for two seasons.
Melcher, a midfielder from St. Simons, Ga., played in just 11 games this year due to an injury. He scored one goal this past season, AFA’s first goal in the MPSF Tournament game against Sacramento State. He attempted 17 shots during the season, with eight of them on goal.
Compton, a midfielder from Murfreesboro, Tenn., played in 14 games and started 10 this season. He did not score but attempted 15 shots, including three on goal during the 2010 campaign. He was named to the MPSF all-academic team earlier this month.
Downey, a midfielder from Evergreen, Colo., started all 19 games this season. He scored the first goal of his career, and only goal this season, in a 3-2 upset victory at New Mexico. Downey also posted an assist and finished the season with three points.
Air Force finished the season with a 7-12 overall record and a 5-5 mark in the MPSF.