GUILFORDâ€™S FREDDY GOMEZ EARNS ALL-REGION SOCCER HONOR***
**GREENSBORO, N.C. (12/9/10) â€“ *Guilford College sophomore *Freddy
Gomez (Burlington, N.C./Williams)* was named to the National Soccer Coachesâ€™
Association of America (NSCAA)/Performance Subaru First Team All-South
Atlantic Region Team Thursday. *Gomez* is the Quakersâ€™ first all-region pick
since 2006 and the first first-team selection since 2004.
The all-region honorees were nominated and selected by NCAA
Division III menâ€™s soccer coaches. The NSCAAâ€™s South Atlantic region
includes select New Jersey and Pennsylvania schools, as well as colleges and
universities in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia.
*Gomez*, a 5-6 midfielder, started in 17 of 18 games and led the Quakers
with 21 points on eight goals and five assists, all team highs. The First
Team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) selection ranked second
among league leaders with 1.17 points per game. His 21 points, eight goals,
five assists and 0.28 assists per game all stood third in the league. His
best performance of the year came in Guilford’s Sept. 6 match against Chowan
University where *Gomez* buried his first two goals of the season in the
Quakersâ€™ 5-0 win. He also delivered a crucial score in Guilford’s 2-1
victory over national runner-up Lynchburg College with a breakaway goal in
the matchâ€™s fifth minute.
Through two seasons with the Quakers, *Gomez* has 19 career goals and 10
assists, the 10th-highest total in the team’s history. His 48 career points
in 39 matches rank ninth at Guilford. He is Guilfordâ€™s seventh two-time
*Gomez* helped fifth-year head coach *Jeff Batesonâ€™s *team to a
10-6-3 overall record (6-3-1 ODAC). Guilford posted its most wins in a
season since 2003 and reached the ODAC Tournament quarterfinals.
*Bateson*expects as many as 25 letter winners back in 2011, including
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