Men's soccer players receive post-season honors
December 12, 2006
For his performance in the season-ending tournament, Roberts was awarded the Offensive MVP trophy along with all-tournament team accolades. Roberts was joined on the all-tournament team by Jerris Gay (Jupiter, Fla./Jupiter Christian). Gay, a junior defender, scored one goal this season while starting in 21 of PBA’s 23 games.
Also announced with the all-tournament teams were NCCAA All-American honors. Daniel Dodge (Oviedo, Fla./Winter Springs) was selected as a NCCAA Second Team All-American, while Roberts and Gay were awarded with NCCAA Honorable Mention accolades.
Rounding out the list of NCCAA award winners were four individuals who were honored as NCCAA Scholar-Athletes. Scholar-Athletes must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.4 or greater while being a junior or senior. Nick Kompara (Fort Wayne, Ind./Blackhawk Christian), Andrew Gerber (Apple Creek, Ohio/Central Christian), Matt Sweesy (Simpsonville, S.C./Hillcrest) and Rodrigo Dias (Recife, Brazil/Sao Luis) were all recognized as NCCAA Scholar Athletes.
Also announced recently were the post-season awards from the Independents Collegiate Athletic Association (ICAA). Since PBA is not officially part of a conference, the ICAA recognizes teams and their athletes who are deserving of what would be all-conference awards.
Included in the All-ICAA men’s soccer honors were Roberts, Daniel Abrahamsohn and Sweesy. Roberts and Abrahamsohn (Pacifica, Calif./St. Mary’s Univ.), another forward, were selected to the first team, while Sweesy was awarded with second team honors.
Following the announcement of post-season awards, head coach Jose Gomez was proud of his players: “Our team has worked extremely hard this year, both as individuals and as a team. The honorees are very deserving of their accomplishments. We had a great year, and are looking to an even better finish in 2007.”