All-Decade MVP: Wira Wama

All-Decade MVP: Wira Wama
WATERTOWN, Wis. -- Maranatha Athletics is pleased to recognize Wira Wama as the all-decade MVP for Maranatha Men's Soccer.

Wama was electric and flamboyant as a student-athlete. He is the most decorated player in the decade, earning the title of NCCAA DII National Player of the Year after his final season. He is the only four-time NCCAA All-American in program history, and he helped secure the program's only NCCAA DII National Championship with back-to-back game-winning goals in the national semifinal and final.

The Papua New Guinean earned the NCCAA DII Game Plan 4 LIFE/Kyle Rote, Jr. Award in 2016 and AD3I 1st-Team All-Independent honors four years in a row. He scored 43 goals in his career - the most of anyone in the NCAA era of Maranatha Men's Soccer - and he sits at second all-time (behind Ross Boucher's 49 goals) for career goals in program history.

Wira Wama Honors   Year      
NCCAA DII National Player of the Year 2016      
NSCAA All-Wisconsin 1st Team (NCAA DIII)   2016      
NCCAA DII 1st-Team All-American 2016 2015  2014   
NSCAA/USC All-American: NCCAA DII 2016 2015 2014  
NCCAA DII North Region Player of the Year  2016      
AD3I 1st-Team All-Independent 2016 2015  2014    2013  
NCCAA DII 1st-Team Regional Selection  2016 2015 2014 2013
NCCAA DII Game Plan 4 LIFE/Kyle Rote, Jr.  2016      
James O'Dell Leadership Award 2016      
NCCAA DII National Tournament MVP 2014      
AD3I Offensive MVP 2013      
         
Wira Wama Career Stats    Number   Rank     
Career Goals 43 2nd    
Career Assists 17 8th    
Career Points 103 3rd    
Career Goals/Game 0.63 3rd    
Career Assists/Game 0.25 7th    

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Needless to say, Wama found his comfort zone on the field after stepping onto U.S. soil for the first time just weeks before preseason in 2013. From his first time seeing snow, to his first time playing in the snow, to the camaraderie on the team, Wama has a trove of memories.

"My best memory is playing at nationals in Florida," Wama said. "But my 'wonderful' memory is getting to know the guys, Coach [Pill] with his coaching staff, and building relationships - [one of my best memories] is playing with the guys. [An] unforgettable memory is playing the [NCCAA regional] semifinal up at Northland in the snow for the first time."

Wama's influence on his teammates went deep, as his teammates voted him as the James O'Dell Leadership Award recipient at the end of his senior season.

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