Greensboro College Men’s Soccer Places Four on NCCSIA All-State Team

The Greensboro College men’s soccer team placed four individuals on the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) All-State Team. Goalkeeper Manbi Nyepon highlighted the group with his First Team selection, while Logan Paussa, Craig Gage and Earl Floyd nabbed Second Team honors.

Nyepon recorded an 11-5-4 record between the posts. The junior has also been named this season to the NSCAA All-Region team and USA South First Team All-Conference team after appearing in 18 games. The Liberia, West Africa native found himself among the nation’s elite players as he ranked tenth nationally in saves (97) and 42nd in goals against average (0.77), while also leading the USA South in save percentage (.874), goals allowed (14), saves and goals against average.

Paussa also added to his collection of All-Conference and All-Region recognition following another stellar season on defense. The sophomore from Cary, NC scored four goals with four assists, while anchoring a defense that led the USA South with a 0.81 goals against average.

Gage made an immediate impact for The Pride as a freshman, netting five goals with one assist in 18 starts from his midfield position. In recognition of his efforts, the Knightdale, NC native was named to the USA South All-Conference Second Team.

Floyd’s addition gave Greensboro two midfielders on the All-State Team. The Norfolk, VA native and Second Team USA South All-Conference selection finished second on the team in points with 13 (five goals and three assists).

North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association
2012 College Division All-State Men’s Soccer Teams

First Team
Pos. Name Class School Hometown
GK Manbi Nyepon Jr. Greensboro College Liberia, West Africa
D Victor Tozelli So. Wingate University Sao Paulo, Brazil
D Gregg Munn Jr. Mars Hill College Falkirk, Scotland
D Corey McCollom Sr. Wingate University Monroe, N.C.
M Alex Mullen % So. Mars Hill College Adelaide, Australia
M Carson Smith % Sr. Catawba College Mooresville, N.C.
M Gui Andrade % Jr. Wingate University Sao Paulo, Brazil
M Dante De Luca So. Barton College Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
F Sean Hoek Sr. UNC Pembroke Little Rock, Ark.
F Stephen Bivens Sr. Mars Hill College Douglasville, Ga.
F Freddy Gomez Sr. Guilford College Valaparaiso, Chile

Second Team
Pos. Name Class School Hometown
GK Ryan Hanson Jr. UNC Pembroke Cary, N.C.
D Drew Gunter Sr. Guilford College Kernersville, N.C.
D James Casserly Fr. UNC Pembroke Galway, Ireland
D Logan Paussa So. Greensboro College Cary, N.C.
M Kevin Anderson So. Queens University of Charlotte Mooresville, N.C.
M Ronnie Castellano Sr. Guilford College San Pedro Hula, Honduras
M Earl Floyd Jr. Greensboro College Norfolk, Va.
M Craig Gage Fr. Greensboro College Knightdale, N.C.
F Sam Miles & So. UNC Pembroke Christchurch, New Zealand
F Felipe Ferraro Jr. Mars Hill College Sao Paulo, Brazil
F Shadi Harb Sr. Mars Hill College San Andres, Colombia

& – Named to 2011 All-State Team
% – Named to 2010 All-State Team