Greensboro College Men’s Soccer Receives Eight All-Conference Selections Including Coach of The Year

(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) – The USA South Athletic Conference has announced its 2014 All-Conference awards for men’s soccer. A total of 38 student-athletes have been named to the All-Conference teams. The Pride men’s soccer team placed three players on the First Team All-Conference, two on the Second Team All-Conference, and on on the Honorable Mention All-Conference Team. Greensboro College Head Coach John Trice also earned his first USA South Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honor.

First team honorees Shaun Watt and Craig Gage sit atop the Pride scoring marks this season. Watt and Gage have combined for 14 goals and seven assists. Fellow first team member and sportsmanship team member Drew Clukey has anchored the back defensive line for Greensboro this season and has also contributed two goals.

Midfielder George Dimopoulos and goalkeeper Logan Rohde received second team honors while Liam Buckley was named to the honorable mention team.

“It is always with pride that you receive the recognition of your peers. Each of these guys has worked very hard through their years at Greensboro College and I am happy for their achievement.” Coach Trice also said, “While individual accolades are appreciated, our focus now as a team is to go out and compete well against a very touch opponent in our USA South Conference Semi-final match Friday.”

Trice, in his fourth season as the head of The Pride, earned his first USA South Coach of the Year honor and the first for the program since the 2002 season. His team, which was picked by the League coaches in the preseason to finish first, did just that for the eighth time in program history and the first since the 2002 campaign. Greensboro currently boasts a 12-6-0 overall record with a 9-1-0 Conference mark. The Pride enters the semifinals of the USA South Men’s Soccer Tournament as the top-seeded team and defending champions.

The 2014 USA South Men’s Soccer All-Conference Team:

Coach Of The Year: John Trice, Greensboro

First Team
Snoopy Davidson, Covenant
Eirik Nordseth, Methodist
Shaun Watt, Greensboro

Samba Cande, N.C. Wesleyan
Craig Gage, Greensboro
Payne Fisher, Maryville
Joel Friesen, Covenant

Builder Brock, Covenant
Drew Clukey, Greensboro
Sean MacDonald, Methodist

Ben Munger, Maryville

Second Team
Nathan Brown, Averett
Charles Chapin, N.C. Wesleyan
Vincent Thomas, Piedmont

George Dimopoulos, Greensboro
Nahom Hargwoin, Methodist
Drew Wiltse, N.C. Wesleyan

Tobias Andreasson, Averett
Ben Gold, Methodist
Hunter Harrison, Covenant
Thomas Palmer, Maryville

Logan Rohde, Greensboro

Honorable Mention
Ian Meredith, Covenant
Keith Ricks, Ferrum

Seth Harrison, Methodist
David Korneliusson, Methodist

Mario Andrade, N.C. Wesleyan
Liam Buckley, Greensboro

Daniel Kubin, Covenant
Alex Rabone, Methodist

All-Sportsmanship Team
Christopher Koenig, Averett
Hudson Brock, Covenant
Rucker Shipp, Ferrum
Drew Clukey, Greensboro
Zach den Besten, Huntingdon
David Flores, LaGrange
Ben Munger, Maryville
Stefan Cyvin, Methodist
Drew Wiltse, N.C. Wesleyan
Kenneth Hearn, Piedmont
Phillip Peaden, William Peace