NSCAA honors Otieno

The men’s team leading scorer, junior David Otieno, was also named to the NSCAA Second Team All-American and the All-Southwest Region First Team.

This is Otieno’s first year with the Drovers.

“He was, I thought, one of the best strikers in the country,” Hampton said. “Having a kid like David, the one thing is, he can change the game in five seconds.”

Otieno ended the season No. 4 in the division in goals with 24 for the Drovers in the 20 games he played, averaging more than one per game. Otieno also posted nine assists and 131 shots. The Drovers ended the season with a record of 17-2-1 in the opening round of the National Tournament.

Otieno is No. 1 in the division in shots per game (6.55); No. 2 in shots on goal per game (3.4); No. 4 in the division in total points (57) and total game winning goals (7); No. 5 in points per game (2.85); and No. 6 in goals per game (1.2) and game winning goals per game (.35).

“David handles it very well. He’s a mature player and a very, very wonderful young man,” Hampton said. “He’s someone you’re proud to represent the program.”

Otieno was named SAC Newcomer of the Year, SAC Player of the Year and NAIA Men’s Soccer All-America Second Team as well.

“It was a great accomplishment for him,” Hampton said. “I hope he sets a goal … to make First Team next year. I think he’s capable.”

He came to the team from Mid-Continent University, but is originally from Nairobi, Kenya.

“I’m just real glad he’s here,” Hampton said. “We’re real thankful he chose to come to our university.”