ROCK HILL, S.C. – Three Eagles made All-South Atlantic Conference First-Team members while three others were named as honorable mentions, as announced by the league on Wednesday.
For the third consecutive season, Tom Read earned a spot on the first team. The senior scored 10 goals in the regular season.
VIDEO: Tom Read Interview
Read had 69 shots on the season, second-most in program history with 217 total. His shots attempted put him at eighth in program history for individual season records, bypassing his 2015 total of 62.
He had 27 shots on goal for third in program history for career shots on goal (92). His three assists gave him 31 in his career, just one shy of tying the program record for career assists.
Fellow captain and senior Samuel Jenkins was also named to the first team list. He appeared in 17 games this season with 17 starts, tallying one assist as he made his presence known on both ends of the pitch.
VIDEO: Sam Jenkins Interview
Tobias Solem Karlsen's 11 goals on the season propelled him to the first-team list. He was named the Conference Player of the Week twice this season with two hat tricks in his arsenal. He's the first C-N player to score multiple hat tricks in one season.
Despite battling an injury for part of the season, Kelynack still finished with 3 goals. He and Le Quesne led the team with five assists.
Le Quesne, a transfer this season from Tennessee Wesleyan, compiled had just one goal as a junior, scoring his first career goal in a 2-0 victory over Queens on Sept. 23.
Verweij had a strong season in front of the net with a conference leading 8 shutouts on the season, putting him at fourth on the individual season records list for shutouts, sixth place for the career records list. He was named the SAC Player of the Week on Oct. 2nd after recording shutouts against Anderson (S.C.) and Alabama Huntsville. He concluded the regular season with an 8-6-1 record.
Lenoir-Rhyne's Ignacio de Goya was selected as the Player of the Year, marking back-to-back years a Bear was named the top player. He concluded the season with 12 goals, good enough for second in the SAC. Four of those were game-winners. He was named a Player of the Week twice this season with a hat trick against Catawba. Till Newmann of Newberry received the title of Freshman of the Year with a conference-leading 13 goals.
Gary Hamill of Wingate was named Coach of the Year for the second straight season. He now has nine Coach of the Year honors from the SAC. Wingate won its eighth SAC Championship as the team closed out the regular season with an 11-4-1 record, 8-1-1 in conference play.
Wingate had the most players named as All-Conference members with seven. Carson-Newman and Lenoir-Rhyne each had six.
2017 South Atlantic Conference Men's Soccer All-Conference
F – Ignacio de Goya, Lenoir-Rhyne
F – Edmundo Robinson, Queens
F – Danilo da Silva, Lincoln Memorial
F – Tobias Solem Karlsen, Carson-Newman
MF – Tom Read, Carson-Newman
MF – Florian Simon, Lenoir-Rhyne
MF – Filipe Checco, Wingate
MF – Victor Cascon, Lenoir-Rhyne
D – Damian Gaona, Wingate
D – Sercan Cihan, Lenoir-Rhyne
D – Michael Hornsby, Queens
D – Samuel Jenkins, Carson-Newman
GK – Pablo Jara, Wingate
F – Elliot Cutts, Wingate
F - Elma N'For, Wingate
F – Aladdin Elfares, Coker
F – Victor Peres, Lincoln Memorial
MF – Henrique Rezek, Lincoln Memorial
MF – Mattia Ditommaso, Wingate
MF – Mateo Correa, Wingate
MF – Cameron Emerson, Anderson
D – Emil Tansinda, Lenoir-Rhyne
D – Oscar Mitchell, Mars Hill
D – Christoph Willemsen, Lincoln Memorial
D – Ronaldo de Jesus, Lincoln Memorial
GK – Zach King, Lenoir-Rhyne
F – Thomas Joergsholm, Anderson
F – Ashley Kelynack, Carson-Newman
F – Edgar Cervantes, Tusculum
F – Stian Sanner, Mars Hill
MF – Tobias Henriksen, Newberry
MF – Fabrizio Bucco, Newberry
MF – Cam Macer, Mars Hill
D – Philipp Hollenhorst, Catawba
D – Jonny Le Quesne, Carson-Newman
D – Josh Calabria, Anderosn
D – Robbie Jenkinson, Coker
GK – Twan Verweij, Carson-Newman
Player of the Year
Ignacio de Goya, Lenoir-Rhyne
Freshman of the Year
Mattia Ditmmaso, Wingate
Coach of the Year
Gary Hamill, Wingate