Iowa Lakes' Pritchard named First Team All-American

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Iowa Lakes' sophomore captain, Adam Pritchard — from Bangor City, Wales — was named to the United Soccer Coaches All-American First Team. Adam is the first All-American in the history of the Iowa Lakes soccer program to receive this prestigious award.

Pritchard has been a standout defender for the Lakers the past two years. The Welshmen has accumulated a very impressive resume of awards over his two years at Iowa Lakes.  As a freshman, he was named ICCAC First Team All-Conference, and this year was named again to the ICCAC First Team All-Conference, as well as the United Soccer Coaches All-East Region First Team.

“It’s down to Coach (Ben) MacRae and Coach (Kevin) Nolan’s hard work during the season allowing me to perform at the highest level possible," Pritchard said. "My teammates around me made my task a lot easier in the back with their work ethic. It’s not often I get proud of myself, but this time I have and it’s down to the coaches and teammates and to my mum for making my dream of playing soccer in the US possible.”

Adam is still undecided on where he will be attending school next fall. However, he does have a lot of options and is excited for the future. He will return home over Christmas break and then remain in the United States over the summer playing in the NPSL or PDL leagues, to stay in shape for the fall season.

“Pritchey, will go down as a legend in Iowa Lakes soccer," Iowa Lakes coach Ben MacRae said. "He truly deserves this honor and was an absolute pleasure to coach. I look forward to watching the rest of his college soccer career.”

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