FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University junior defender Mike Greenaway, a native of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, had a very successful fall sports season, both on and off the playing field.
Greenaway was recognized both for his playing ability and for his success as a student-athlete in the classroom. He earned both All-Peach Belt Conference and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Southeast Region Team honors for the second straight year. For the All-Region award, Greenaway was selected to the 11-member first team. He was a third-team choice in 2003.
He was also named to the 2004 CoSIDA Academic All-District III Team (second team) for the College Division. The academic team is an individual awards program conducted by the College Sports Information Directors of America. District III includes Florida, Georgia, Virginia, and North and South Carolina.
Greenaway missed the opening three matches of the year with an injury, but started the final 16 matches and scored two goals on nine shots. He anchored a Patriot defense that in his 16 matches allowed only 24 goals, and never more than three in a match.
A biology major with a psychology minor, he has a 3.421 grade point average. He has been named to the PBC Presidential Honor Roll and the FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll twice each during his time at Francis Marion.
The FMU men’s soccer team finished the year 8-10-1, with seven of the losses being by one goal.
“Mike has been a key performer since he first stepped on our field,” said FMU head coach Murray Hartzler. “He is one of the best defenders I have ever coached at Francis Marion (11 seasons). He is quiet, but leads by his example. He has a phenomenal work ethic, and the attitude he shows on the practice field is unmatched. To show his importance, over his three seasons when he is in the lineup, we are 30-19-1.”
Greenaway previously attended John Barsby Senior Secondary School and Malaspina College. He formerly played with Nanaimo United (men’s Division I) and the Upper Vancouver Island PacificSport Vipers.
Francis Marion is a state-supported institution with an enrollment of 3,698 located in Florence, S.C.