Guilford’s Gomez named to First-Team All-Region in soccer

Posted by Andy Durham on December 9, 2010 at 3:27 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

GUILFORD’S FREDDY GOMEZ EARNS ALL-REGION SOCCER HONOR***

**GREENSBORO, N.C. (12/9/10) – *Guilford College sophomore *Freddy
Gomez (Burlington, N.C./Williams)* was named to the National Soccer Coaches’
Association of America (NSCAA)/Performance Subaru First Team All-South
Atlantic Region Team Thursday. *Gomez* is the Quakers’ 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 men’s soccer coaches. The NSCAA’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
Quakers’ 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 match’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 Guilford’s seventh two-time
All-ODAC pick.
*Gomez* helped fifth-year head coach *Jeff Bateson’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
*Gomez*.
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Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics


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