ELON, N.C. – The Elon University men’s soccer team was well represented on the 2016 North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) University Division All-State Men’s Soccer Teams as announced by the association on Nov. 30.
Elon had four members of its squad make the teams with junior Elijah Agu, sophomores Nick Adamczyk and Jaiden Fortune being first team unanimous selections. Junior Jonathan Coleby also received All-State honors as a second team recipient.
After coming into the season with only one career goal in his first two seasons, Agu broke out during his junior campaign. The Cary, N.C., native scored a team and Colonial Athletic Association-best 11 goals, the most for the Phoenix since 2013, and had four multi-goal single-game performances including Elon’s first hat trick since 2005 with his three-score contest versus St. Bonaventure on Sept. 2. He also had four game-winners during the year and accounted for 23 total points earning first team All-CAA honors.
Adamczyk also came on as a first-year starter during his sophomore season. The midfielder from Social Circle, Ga., led the Phoenix with five assists on the year and also scored his first career goal versus San Diego on Aug. 28. He ranked in the top five in the league in total assists and was sixth in assists per game at 0.29 and was a second team All-CAA pick.
Fortune was a third team All-CAA pick this season from his striker position. The Orlando, Fla., native finished second on the team in total points with nine on three goals and three assists. He had a pair of game-winners during the season including a goal in the Phoenix’s 2-0 win at Drexel on Oct. 15.
Coleby received his first career spot on the All-CAA teams this season with his third team selection. The defender and team captain was the only Elon player to play every minute during the season and helped anchor a Phoenix defense that ended the regular-season with a CAA-best eight shutouts, a CAA-low 15 goals allowed while also pacing the conference with a 0.83 goals against average.
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.