Grinnell College's JP Prouty '10 (left) was named to the first team of the 2009 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar All-North/Central Region Men's Soccer Team, while teammate Alex Exarhos '10 (right) was a second-team selection.
Prouty, a defender from Stilwell, Kan., is a biological chemistry major and Exarhos, a defender from Richland, Wash., is majoring in computer science. Prouty is a three-time All-Region selection, twice before earning third-team honors, while Exarhos was a third-teamer last year. Both again helped the Pioneers earn the Team Academic Award from the NSCAA.
Prouty and Exarhos, who are also multiple All-Midwest Conference selections, helped anchor a Pioneer defense that gave up a measly 1.43 goals a game. Both also ranked second on the team in assists with three, while Prouty was third in goals with five. Exarhos had one goal.
One Grinnell women's player, forward Frances Leslie '10, was named to the NSCAA Scholar All-Central Region Women's Team. An honorable mention selection, the English major also helped the Pioneer women claim the 2009 Team Academic Award from the NSCAA.
Leslie led the Pioneers in goals in 2009, including a four-goal performance against Illinois College that was just one shy of the school record.