Carolina Dynamo players earn top honors


Greensboro, NC: Today the 2012 PDL Finalists, Carolina Dynamo announced
15 former Dynamo players earned All-Conference honors for their regular
season performances this past fall. Sebastian Ibeagha (Duke) who was named
to the All-PDL team this past season leads the way, by being named as the
ACC Defender of the Year.

Atlantic Coast Conference:
Three players who helped anchor the Dynamos stellar defense this past
season earned Atlantic Coast Conference Honors. Sebastian Ibeagha (Duke)
was named ACC Defender of the Year. Joining Ibeagha on the ACC’s 1st team
is fellow Dynamo defender Boyd Okwuonu (UNC CH). GK Scott Goodwin (UNC
CH) earned 2nd Team All-ACC honors after setting a school career shutout
record at Chapel Hill. Greensboro native Jonathan Campbell (UNC CH) was
named to the All-ACC Freshman Team.

Atlantic 10:
Senior Midfielder Donnie Smith (Charlotte) was named to the Atlantic 10
1st Team All-Conference, and earned the Conferences Midfielder of the Year
award while leading the 49ers to the #1 overall seed in the Conference

Big South:
Four players from the 2012 Carolina Dynamo PDL Finalists team represent
High Point on the Big South All-Conference Teams. Leading the way on the
1st Team is Senior Midfielder Shawn Sloan who was also named Big South
Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Joining Sloan on the 1st Team is defender
Fejiro Okiomah & Greensboro native Mamadee Nyepon (Forward). Senior
defender Shane Malcolm was named to the Big South 2nd Team All-Conference.

Conference Carolina:
Sophomore Midfielder Tom McCready (Limestone) earned 1st Team Conference
Carolinas honors while leading his squad to the Conference Championship
and a NCAA DII Tournament Berth.

Conference USA:
Senior Captain Kevin Stam (South Carolina) was named to the Conference USA
All-Academic Team. Stam started every match for the Gamecocks and is a
social work major.

Peach Belt Conference:
Sophomore Defender Clement Simonin (Lander) was named to the Peach Belt
Conference 1st Team while leading his squad to the #1 Seed in the
Southeast Regional NCAA DII Tournament.

Southern Conference:
Senior Forward and the Nation’s leading scorer Chris Thomas (Elon) was
name SoCon Player of the Year and 1st Team All-Conference. Joining Thomas
on the 1st team is Senior Forward, Hakan Ilhan (UNC Greensboro). Senior
GK, Peyton Ford (UNC Greensboro) was named 2nd All-Southern Conference

Capital One 2012 Academic All-District Team (District 3)
Two seniors from the 2012 PDL Finalists, Carolina Dynamo were also named
to the Academic All-District team for their performance both in the
classroom and on the field. Senior GK, Scott Goodwin (UNC CH) carries a
3.95 GPA with Biology major. Meanwhile Senior MF, Shawn Sloan (High
Point) has a 4.00 GPA as Chemistry major.

Scott Zapko
General Manager
Carolina Dynamo Soccer Club