Northwood Men's Soccer All-Decade Team (2010-19)

Selections and comments by Travis McCurdy, Northwood Assistant Athletic Director for Communications

Northwood men's soccer went from a solid program to a great program over the span of this decade. Narrowing this down to just one team was difficult - some great player were unfortunately left off.


Johannes Sterobo (2012-15)

  • Named GLIAC Goalkeeper of the Year in 2015
  • Two-time All-GLIAC honoree
  • Has 11 more wins and 11 more shutouts than any keeper in school history
  • Was named the CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year in 2015
A case could be made for Johannes to be the best all-around student-athlete of the decade because of his greatness both on the field and in the classroom. He was a vital part of the best teams in school history.


Michael Ankoviak (2011-15)

  • Named All-American in 2014
  • Two-time First Team All-Region (2014, 2015)
  • Named Male Athlete of the Year at the Timby Awards (2015)
  • Also was a standout in track & field
Mike was the best athlete we've had in the back in my time at Northwood. And he was incredible heading the ball home on corner kicks - he scored 10 goals his final two seasons, most if not all were off corners. A dangerous player all over the field.


Joey Censoni (2011-15)

  • Named All-GLIAC twice, including First Team honors in 2015
  • Earned All-Region honors in 2015
  • Scored five goals in his career
It's too bad injuries cost Joey so much time. When he came in as a freshman, I thought he was as good as any first-year player in the back we ever had. I was very happy to see him come back and have a great senior year. He was big, tough and physically imposing.


Luke Ruff (2010-12)

  • Was the GLIAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2012
  • Named All-GLIAC all three years of his career (First Team - 2011, 2012/Second Team - 2010)
  • Starting center back all three years of his career
Luke would be the first defender from Northwood I would pick for my team. Nobody was tougher and more physical in the back. Probably had as much responsibility in defense as any player we have had. Also a tremendous leader and has gone on to become the head soccer coach at Aquinas.


Josh Wates (2016-19)

  • Named All-GLIAC twice, including First Team in 2019
  • Multi-year captain for the Timberwolves
  • Played in 68 games in his career, making 67 starts
Josh battled through a lot of injuries throughout his career. But his toughness and determination showed at all times. Was outstanding as NU's centerback his senior season.


Keaton Levock (2013-15)

  • Honorable Mention All-America in 2015
  • Earned First Team All-Region honors in 2015
  • Two-time All-GLIAC honoree
  • Led Northwood in goals (12) and points (31) in senior season
  • Ranks third in school history in points (60) and goals (25)
Keaton was the most dangerous goal-scorer on free kicks in school history. But he also was creative in making plays for his teammates. His senior year may be the best for a midfielder in school history.


Keith Lough (2008-11)

  • Named GLIAC Offensive Player of the Year in 2011
  • Was First Team All-GLIAC in 2010 & 2011
  • Earned GLIAC Freshman of the Year
  • Tied for third in school history with 60 points and fourth with 24 assists
Keith was a dynamic force for Northwood all over the field from the start of his career. His best goals are among the most spectacular plays I have ever seen at Northwood.


Jack Smith (2011-15)

  • Named All-GLIAC twice in his career
  • Second Team All-Region in 2015
  • All-time leader in school history with 16 assists
  • Finished career with 30 points
Jack was the player that you loved to have on your team and opponents hated to play against. Was extremely physical but also tremendous at setting up the attack for the Timberwolves. Will always be remembered for the game-winning goal against SVSU in the NCAA Tournament.


James Vaughan (2014-17)

  • Named First Team All-GLIAC the final three seasons of his career
  • Is second in school history with 15 career assists
  • Ranks sixth in school history with 49 points
  • Stands eighth at Northwood with 17 goals
James spent all four years of his career in a key role for the Timberwolves. He was easily the best player on the GLIAC Championship team of 2017, scoring twice as many goals as anyone else on the roster.


James DeCosemo (2012-15)

  • Stands sixth in Northwood history in goals (18)
  • Ranks eighth in school history in points (45)
  • His 13 goals in the 2015 season are the third-most in program history
James' senior year is the best season for a forward this decade. He had the ability to score in bunches and score big goals. The greatness of the 2015 roster really shows on the all-decade team!


Jack Doyle (2018-19)

  • Named First Team All-GLIAC as a forward in 2019
  • Led Northwood in goals (nine), assists (six) and points (24) in 2019
  • His 24 points in 2019 are the fifth-most in school history
Jack has spent most of his time in more of a midfield role, but he got pushed forward more this season and earned All-GLIAC honors as a forward in 2019. His speed makes things happen for the Timberwolves.