Cheyne Roberts and Daniel Abrahamsohn Named NCCAA All-Americans
December 19, 2008
Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID
GREENVILLE, S.C.- For the second consecutive season, Palm Beach Atlantic University men’s soccer standouts Cheyne Roberts and Daniel Abrahamsohn have been honored for their on-field performance by the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) as All-Americans. Roberts earned First-Team honors while Abrahamsohn was awarded a spot on the Second-Team.
This is the third consecutive season that Roberts has been honored as a NCCAA All-American. He was awarded a spot on the NCCAA Honorable Mention listing during his freshman season followed up the past two seasons as a First-Team selection. In addition to Roberts and Abrahamsohn, senior Trent Hammon and junior Joe Yurchak were also awarded a spot on the NCCAA All-American Honorable Mention listing.
Roberts finished out the 2008 campaign leading the Sailfish with 10 goals, 11 assists, and 31 total points. A unique player on the field due to his versatility, Roberts is a special player for head coach Jose Gomez in the fact that he can be used up front, in the middle, or in the back as a lockdown defender. As injuries arose for the Fish this season, Roberts found time at all three spots on the field at different times during the season.
Abrahamsohn, a senior out of Pacifica, California, rounded out his PBA career with his second consecutive NCCAA All-American Second-Team selection.
One of the fastest open field players in recent years at PBA, Abrahamsohn tallied nine goals and five assists on the season for 23 points which landed him second on the squad in all three categories. Perhaps one of the most telling statistics for Abrahamsohn was the fact that he tallied four game-winning goals to lead the squad.
A senior leader and solid back-line defender, Hammon was an important cog in the Sailfish defensive scheme. A starter throughout his PBA career, Hammon was also honored for the second-consecutive season for his good work in the classroom as a NCCAA Scholar-Athlete.
Yurchak once again stood post as the Sailfish goalkeeper, a position he has held down ever since his arrival at PBA. Now a junior, Yurchak was named a NCCAA All-American Honorable Mention listing after posting a solid record of 13-6-1 with 77 saves and five shutouts.
Joining Hammon as a NCCAA Scholar-Athletes were Cheyne Roberts, Mark Cabrera, Joe Yurchak, and Enrico Zanella.
The NCCAA All-America teams are also in conjunction with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) listings.