Metz, Coutinho, O'Sullivan, and DaSilva All Named to D2CCA All-South Region First Team

Written by: Will Johansen, Sports Information Assistant

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- Palm Beach Atlantic men’s soccer team had four of their own named to the NCAA Division II Conference Commissioner's Association All-South Region First Team Monday afternoon. Senior Jermaine Metz, juniors Lucas Coutinho and Michael O'Sullivan, and sophomore Lucas DaSilva all earning the honor.

The D2CCA All-Region team is voted on by the region’s Sports Information Directors and includes players from teams within the region’s conferences.

A Manchester, England native, Jermaine Metz started in all 20 matches for the Sailfish this year while scoring 11 goals and dishing out 12 assists, combining for 34 points while playing 1,464 minutes. Metz finished 14th in the nation in assists, and was named to the 2015 CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team earlier this month. The senior was also named to the Daktronics All-South Region second team last season.

The defensive back out of Chelmsford, England, Michael O'Sullivan led the ‘Fish in minutes played this year with 1,539 and helped anchor a defense that only allowed their opponents to score a total of 22 times. O'Sullivan was also named to the 2015 CoSIDA Academic All-District team earlier this year.

Lucas Coutinho, a midfielder from Recife, Brazil, finished 3rd in the country in assists per game averaging 0.88 per contest. He also finished tied for 8th in the country while leading the Sailfish with 14 assists on the year. Coutinho scored eight goals on the year, tallying 30 total points. The junior finished fourth on the team in points despite missing four games due to injury.

A native of West Palm Beach, Fla., Lucas DaSilva led the nation’s top offense in goals scored with 17 and total points with 41. DaSilva finished the year 7th in the country in goals scored and 10th in total points.

For the second consecutive year, Lynn University’s Chris Hellman earned the D2CCA South Region Player of the Year honors finishing the season with 17 goals and 13 assists.

2015 D2CCA All-South Region Men’s Soccer

First Team

F – Chris Hellmann, Lynn
F – Maximilian Schulze-Geisthovel, Saint Leo
F – Lucas DaSilva, Palm Beach Atlantic
F – Brett Durrance, Rollins
M – Tosan Popo, Rollins
M – Lucas Coutinho, Palm Beach Atlantic
M – Jermaine Metz, Palm Beach Atlantic

M – Charlie Dennis, Shorter
D – Liam Guest, Eckerd
D – Michael O'Sullivan, Palm Beach Atlantic
D – Sean Rutter, Christian Brothers
D – Matt Campbell, Saint Leo
GK – Alex Gott, Eckerd

D2CCA South Region Player of the Year: Chris Hellmann, Lynn University

Second Team
F – Jordan Wright, Alabama-Huntsville
F – Grant Blackhurst, Rollins
F – Samuel Wilson, Christian Brothers
F – Adin Kavara, Florida Tech
M – Richard Ainscough, Eckerd
M – Theo Brown, Tampa
M – Trey Collins, Florida Tech
M – Leo De Smedt, Alabama-Huntsville
D – Mark Biddinger, Rollins
D – Luca Puster, Lynn
D – Sam Sawyer, Florida Tech
D – John Imwalle, Alabama-Huntsville
GK – James White, Saint Leo

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