December 14, 2011

Five Cobras Earn NSCAA First Team All-Southeast Region Honors

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Five Coker College men’s soccer players were named to the 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division II All-Southeast Region First Team released on Tuesday. The quintet Cobra players made up the largest group of players from a single team to be named to the first team.

Representing Coker are juniors James Sweeney (Huntingtown, Md.) at goalkeeper, Rommel Fondin (Palm Bay, Fla.) at midfield and Carlos Recinos (Houston, Texas) at forward, along with sophomore defender Atticus Lum (Advance, N.C.) and freshman defender Fernando Bedoya (Miami, Fla.).

All five were also First Team All-Conference selections, including Recinos earning Conference Carolinas Player of the Year honors. They led the Cobras to an 18-3 overall record and a 10-1 conference record. Additionally, they led Coker to their first ever Conference Carolinas regular season championship, their second conference tournament championship in three years and their first ever NCAA Tournament appearance.

Coaches from the region voted on members of the NSCAA All-Southeast Region Team. The region is comprised of schools from Conference Carolinas, the Peach Belt Conference and the South Atlantic Conference.

For Sweeney, Bedoya and Recinos this is their second First Team All-Region selection of the season. They were named to the Daktronics All-Southeast Region First Team earlier this season.

These players are now eligible for the NSCAA /Continental Tire NCAA Division II All-America Team.  

NSCAA NCAA Division II Men’s All-Southeast Region

All-First Team

 
 
 
 

Pos.

Player

Class

School

 

Hometown

K

James Sweeney

Jr.

Coker

 

Huntingtown, Md.

D

Fernando Bedoya

Fr.

Coker

 

Miami, Fla.

D

Luke Duffy

Sr.

Lees-McRae

Wakefield, England

D

Chris Klute

So.

Clayton State

Grand Prairie, Texas

D

Atticus Lum

So.

Coker

 

Advance, N.C.

M

Johan Bergfeld

Sr.

Flagler

 

Akers Styckebruk, Sweden

M

Rommel Fondin

Jr.

Coker

 

Palm Bay, Fla.

M

Joseph Toby

Jr.

Flagler

 

Jacksonville, Fla.

F

Carlos Recinos

Jr.

Coker

 

Houston, Texas

F

Erik Pajunk

So.

Barton

 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

F

Mario Pinto

Fr.

Lincoln Memorial

Uberlandia, Brazil

 
 
 
 
 
 

Second Team

 
 
 
 

Pos.

Player

Class

School

 

Hometown

K

Brendan Ledgeway

So.

University of Montevallo

York, England

D

Matthew Duffy

Jr.

Eckerd

 

Knaresborough, England

D

Troy Chavez

Sr.

Mars Hill

 

La Mirada, Calif.

D

Luke Staats

Sr.

Lees-McRae

Almere, Holland

M

Jack Kimber

Jr.

Erskine

 

Manchester, England

M

Donte De Luca

Fr.

Barton

 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

M

James Smith

Fr.

Lees-McRae

Eastbourne, England

M

Tyson Eyo

Sr.

Universtiy of Montevallo

Liverpool, England

F

Lasse Sohrweide

Sr.

Anderson

Flensburg, Germany

F

Robbie Hill

Sr.

Carson-Newman

Middlesbrough, England

F

Sam Miles

Fr.

University of North Carolina - Pembroke

Christchurch, New Zealand

 
 
 
 
 
 

Third Team

 
 
 
 

Pos.

Player

Class

School

 

Hometown

K

Thomas Rusling

So.

Lees-McRae

Sheffield, England

D

Clement Simonin

So.

Lander

 

Lorient, France

D

Ian Murray

So.

North Greenville

Lexington, S.C.

D

Matias Rubio

Fr.

Tusculum

 

Bradenton, Fla.

M

Leonardo Germiniani

Jr.

Lincoln Memorial

Itajuba, Brazil

M

Larry Mahon

So.

Limestone

Kildare, Ireland

M

Rury Caulfield

Sr.

Mars Hill

 

Glasgow, Scotland

F

Matthew Phillips

Sr.

Clayton State

Swindon, England

F

Stephen Bivens

Jr.

Mars Hill

 

Douglasville, Ga.

F

James Galvani

So.

Lees-McRae

High Wycombe, England

F

Jorge Mackenna

Fr.

Limestone

Santiago, Chile

 
 
 
 

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