Junior Dan Cross was a unanimous first team All-CCAC selection
Junior Dan Cross was a unanimous first team All-CCAC selection
Men's Soccer - Mon, Nov. 15, 2010

Joliet, Ill. -Just minutes after winning the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Tournament and earning the program's first national tournament bid, the No. 24 ranked Saint Xavier University men's soccer team got even more good news Saturday night when five of its players earned spots on the 2010 All-CCAC Men's Soccer Team. Junior defender Dan Cross (Gravesend, England/Axton Chase) and junior forward Matt Klancic (Aurora, Ill./Bowling Green State University/Waubonsie Valley) were both unanimous selections on the first team, while junior midfielders Adrian Guzman (Chicago, Ill./De La Salle) and Al Palar (Zabrze, Poland/Plainfield Central) also earned first team spots. Freshman keeper Kyle Held (Palatine, Ill./Palatine) garnered second team honors for SXU.

Klancic is the team's scoring leader with 27 points off 10 goals and seven assists this season. Cross has started every game this fall and been the team's defensive specialist as well as scoring two goals. Palar leads the Cougars with 12 assists in addition to his five goals, while Guzman has started all 21 games thus far and posted six goals and six assists. Held has had a stellar first season with SXU and leads the team with 109 saves and 1.09 goals-against average (GAA).

Saint Xavier takes a 15-5-1 overall record into Saturday's NAIA National Championship Opening Round game against No. 13 Grand View University (Iowa) at 2 p.m. in Des Moines, Iowa. The No. 2 seeded Cougars upset No. 1 seed and then-No. 25 ranked Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), 2-1, in overtime Saturday to earn the national bid.