NCCSIA Announces 2013 North Carolina University Division All-State Men’s Soccer Team

Posted by Press Release on December 2, 2013 at 7:45 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) announced its selections for the 2013 University Division All-State Men’s Soccer Teams on Monday. Twenty-two players representing eight different North Carolina Colleges and Universities were selected to the first and second teams.

Southern Conference Champion Elon placed three players on the first-team while Charlotte, High Point and Gardner-Webb each had two players selected. UNC Greensboro and UNC Wilmington each received one selection to fill out the first-team.

Charlotte’s Klay Davis was once again selected as the first-team All-State keeper. It is the second-straight year that Davis has been named to the first-team. The senior finished the season with a 0.73 goals-against average and nine shutouts. Davis ranks first in Charlotte’s all-time record book in both shutouts and wins.

Austin Yearwood of High Point was selected to the first-team as a defender after a season which saw him post a career-high eight assists from his left back position. Yearwood was named second-team All-Big South, finishing the season second in the conference in assists. The sophomore was part of a defensive unit which posted four shutouts on the season and held conference opponents to just 1.00 goals per game.

UNC Greensboro’s Mahdi Ali earned his first All-State honor in 2013. Ali led a Spartan defender which posted six shutouts on the season and was named first-team All-Southern Conference. The Helsinki, Finland native also contributed on the offensive end with seven points on three goals and an assist for UNCG.

Jacob VanCompernolle is the final first-team defender and the only selection from UNC Wilmington. VanCompernolle had one goal and three assists this season and was named first-team All-Colonial Athletic Association. The junior helped the Seahawks win nine games in 2013 including victories over nationally-ranked teams UNC and Delaware.

Elon’s Daniel Lovitz was the top vote getter among midfielder on the first-team in 2013. Lovitz was named to Southern Conference Player of the Year and a member of the All-Southern Conference first-team. He finished the season with 14 points on four goals and six assists.

Alex Kirkbride is the second member of the first-team from Charlotte. The senior was named first-team All-Conference USA. Kirkbride finished with four goals and one assist on the season, including two game winners.

Matt Wescoe is the second Elon Phoenix in the first-team midfield. The senior helped lead Elon to 15 wins and a Southern Conference Championship. He tied for the team lead with seven assists to go along with five goals and was named second-team All-Southern Conference.

Gardner-Webb’s Ali Al-Gashamy earns his first All-State honor this season after finishing with 15 points on four goals and seven assists. The sophomore ranked among the nation’s leaders in assists per game and was selected first-team All-Big South. Al-Gashamy was named the Disney/NSCAA Player of the Week on Oct. 29 after picking up two goals and two assists in back-to-back wins for the Runnin’ Bulldogs.

Denzel Clark joins teammate Al-Gashamy on the first-team after leading Div. I in goals scored during the regular season with 16. Clark finished the season with 34 points on 16 goals and two assists and posted three hat tricks on the season. The junior led the Big South in six of nine offensive categories including points and goals and was named first-team All-Big South.

Elon’s Jason Waterman was named to the first-team thanks to a season which saw him post 12 goals and seven assists while helping the Phoenix to 15 wins and a Southern Conference Championship. The junior led Elon in goals and tied for the team lead in assists. He was selected first-team All-Southern Conference and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2013 Southern Conference Tournament after scoring the game-winning goal in the championship match.

Mamadee Nyepon is the second member of the first-team from High Point University. Nyepon was named first-team All-Big South after going for 11 goals and five assists in his junior campaign. The Greensboro, N.C., native led the Panthers in both goals and points and finished third in the conference in both categories. Nyepon had a team-high three multi-goal games and tied for the team lead with two game-winning goals.

The NCCSIA All-State second team is comprised of Charlotte’s Kyle Parker and Giuseppe Gentile, Elon’s Nathan Dean and Austin Dunker, UNC Wilmington’s David Sizemore and Colin Bonner, Appalachian State’s Harrison Delbridge, Campbell’s Justin Franz, Gardner-Webb’s Marius Hammersmark, High Point’s Adam Sewell and UNC Greensboro’s Oddur Gudmundsson.

Nominees were submitted by North Carolina sports information professionals and voted on by the NCCSIA members.

Founded in 2002, The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina. The purpose of the organization is to promote collegiate athletics at all schools. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina, and whose area of responsibility lies within sports information.

NCCSSIA selects all-state teams in the University (Division I) and College (Division II, III, NAIA) divisions for men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, softball and baseball.

North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association
2013 University Division All-State Men’s Soccer Teams

First Team
Pos.   Name                       Class   School                          Hometown
GK     Klay Davis&                Sr.     Charlotte                       Jacksonville, N.C.
D      Austin Yearwood&           So.     High Point University           Charlotte, N.C.
D      Mahdi Ali                  Sr.     UNC Greensboro                  Helsinki, Finland
D      Jacob VanCompernolle       Jr.     UNC Wilmington                  Dallas, Texas
M      Daniel Lovitz              Sr.     Elon University                 Wyndmoor, Pa.
M      Aidan Kirkbride            Sr.     Charlotte                       Lancashire, England
M      Matt Wescoe&               Sr.     Elon University                 Willow Springs, N.C.
M      Ali Al-Gashamy             So.     Gardner-Webb University         Kristiansand, Norway
F      Mamadee Nyepon&            Jr.     High Point University           Greensboro, N.C.
F      Denzel Clark               Jr.     Gardner-Webb University         Atlanta, Ga.
F      Jason Waterman             Jr.     Elon University                 Bloomington, Ind.

Second Team
Pos.   Name                       Class   School                          Hometown
GK     Nathan Dean                Jr.     Elon University                 Liverpool, England
D      Marius Hammersmark         Sr.     Gardner-Webb University         Kristiansand, Norway
D      Harrison Delbridge         Sr.     Appalachian State University    Raleigh, N.C.
D      Austin Dunker              Jr.     Elon University                 Greensboro, N.C.
M      David Sizemore             So.     UNC Wilmington                  Fuquay-Varina, N.C.
M      Adam Sewell&               Sr.     High Point University           Norwich, England.
M      Justin Franz               Sr.     Campbell University             Cedar Park, Texas
M      Oddur Gudmundsson          Sr.     UNC Greensboro                  Reykjavik, Icleand
F      Kyle Parker                So.     Charlotte                       Marvin, N.C.
F      Colin Bonner               So.     UNC Wilmington                  Fulton, Md.
F      Giuseppe Gentile&%         Jr.     Charlotte                       Charlotte, N.C.

& - Named to 2012 All-State Team
% - Named to the 2011 All-State Team
$ - Named to the 2010 All-State Team 

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