MCC goalie Pereira gets All-America nod again

Rafael Pereira

Rafael Pereira

For the second year in a row, Marshalltown Community College men’s soccer goalkeeper Rafael Pereira has received All-America honors.

The sophomore stopper was named to the 2016 NJCAA Division I Men’s Soccer All-American third team. Pereira was named first team All-American in 2015, and was the lone sophomore to repeat as an All-American.

Pereira helped the Tigers to a 15-4-1 record this season and an appearance in the Region XI Tournament final. Pereira’s 15 wins in goal ranked sixth in the NJCAA, and he shut out the opposition 10 times, ranking third in the NJCAA.