GC Men’s Soccer Places Six on USA South All-Conference Team

The Pride men’s soccer team placed six players on the USA South All-Conference Team released on Wednesday. The six All-Conference members mark the most for Greensboro since the 2008 season.

Defender Logan Paussa and goalkeeper Manbi Nyepon led the way with First Team selections.

Midfielders Earl Floyd and Craig Gage were named to the Second Team while forward Morgan Stevenson and midfielder Marco Figueroa were Honorable Mention picks. Jason Curfman earned All-Sportsmanship Team recognition for Greensboro.

Paussa finished third on the team in total points as a defender, scoring four goals to go along with three assists. He helped spearhead a defensive effort that limited opponents to 0.85 goals per game.

Nyepon made an immediate impact in goal during his first season with The Pride. Nyepon led the USA South in save percentage, goals against average, and goals against. Overall, he made 15 appearances in goal with 14 starts, while accumulating a regular season record of 8-3-3.

Floyd appeared in 17 games and started 16 as a midfield transfer. For the season, he scored five goals with three assists to rank second on the team in total points.

Fellow Second Team honoree Craig Gage also contributed ten points on five goals over the course of the season. The freshmen midfielder made 15 starts and played in a total of 17 games.

Stevenson was the second Greensboro freshman to earn All-Conference recognition. A forward, Stevenson led The Pride in goals with seven and total points with 16 while appearing in 17 games.

Figueroa gave Greensboro its third midfield selection following a year of consistent and reliable play. Figueora was one of two players to start every regular season game.

“Our staff is very happy for the seven players that have earned recognition being selected to the USA South All-Conference teams,” said head coach John Trice. “It is honor to have the other coaches in our conference recognize these players in this way. While tremendously proud of each player selected, I am most pleased with the strides our group has made as a team this year. We look forward to taking the field Friday against a very tough Christopher Newport team in our pursuit of moving forward in the USA Conference Tournament.”