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WAC Men’s Soccer Postseason Honors Announced

WAC Men’s Soccer Postseason Honors Announced

SEATTLE – The Western Athletic Conference has announced its All-WAC men's soccer teams and major awards as selected by the league's 12 head coaches. Air Force's Tucker Bone was named WAC Offensive Player of the Year while teammate Andrea Seazzu was named WAC Defensive Player of the Year. Seattle U forward Declan McGlynn was named WAC Freshman of the Year and UT Rio Grande Valley head coach Paul Leese was named WAC Coach of the Year.

Bone, a senior midfielder from Granite Bay, Calif., was second in the WAC with eight goals and 18 points in conference play. Overall, he was also second in points with 30 and third in goals scored with 12. His five game winning goals this season are the WAC best. His 24 career goals are tied for seventh in WAC men's soccer history and his 22 career assists rank four in the WAC record book.

Seazzu, a junior goalkeeper from Albuquerque, N.M., led the WAC with a 0.73 goals against average in conference play and a 0.68 goals against average overall. He was second the league in least goals allowed in WAC play with seven and was tops overall with just 12. The cadet finished the regular season with five shutouts, also combining on two others.

McGlynn, a forward from Kirkland, Wash., started 10 of 11 WAC matches for the Redhawks. He finished conference play with three goals and two assists and totaled six goals and five assists overall. He also made an appearance for the US U-19 Men's National Team in the fall, scoring the game-winning goal against the Jamaica U-20 National Team in the U.S. Soccer U-20 Men's Invitational.

Leese, a 2001 graduate of Furman University, led the Vaqueros to a second-place finish after being predicted to finish eighth in the preseason coaches poll. Having brought back the UTRGV men's soccer program four years ago, he holds a 31-32-7 record in the valley, including 18-18-4 in WAC play. As a player, he earned Big South Rookie of the Year honors in 1997 at Charleston Southern and then transferred to Furman, where he helped lead the Paladins to the NCAA Quarterfinals in 1999. The Liverpool, England native also served as head coach at Coker College from 2009-2013 and was an assistant coach at Elon (2001-02), Furman (2003-05) and Coastal Carolina (2006-08).

Offensive Player of the Year: Tucker Bone, Sr., MF, Air Force

Defensive Player of the Year: Andrea Seazzu, Jr., GK, Air Force

Freshman of the Year: Declan McGlynn, F, Seattle U

Coach of the Year: Paul Leese, UT Rio Grande Valley

 

 

2018 First Team All-WAC

Austin Dewing, Sr., F, Air Force

Kyle Edwards, Jr., F, UT Rio Grande Valley

Preston Judd, So., F, California Baptist

Tucker Bone, Sr., MF, Air Force

Josh Drack, So., MF, Grand Canyon

Sergio Rivas, Sr., MF, Seattle U

Nathan Aune, Sr., D, Seattle U

Antone Jarvis, Sr., D, UT Rio Grande Valley

Andy Rios, Sr., D, San José State

Josh Adachi, Sr., GK, Seattle U

Andrea Seazzu, Jr., GK, Air Force

 

2018 Second Team All-WAC

William Akio, Jr., F, UT Rio Grande Valley

Blake Frischknecht, Jr., F, Utah Valley

Marco Gonzalez, So., F, UNLV

Declan McGlynn, Fr., F, Seattle U

Max Allen, So., MF, San José State

Julian Avila-Good, Jr., MF, Seattle U

Timo Mehlich, Jr., MF, UNLV

Sam Gardner, Sr., D, Grand Canyon

David Louthan, Sr., D, Air Force

Adam Musovski, Sr., D, UNLV

George Tasouris, Fr., GK, Grand Canyon

 

Honorable Mention All-WAC

Air Force: Danny Han, Luis Martinez, Zane Moxley, Joe Ortiz, Klint Parker, James Sims

California Baptist: Oliver Bryneus, Albert Escuin, Sebastian Wiesbock

CSU Bakersfield: Ryan Goldsmith

Grand Canyon: Jackson Jellah

Houston Baptist: Jorge Cabrera, Dominick Faletto, Devon Grant, Darrell Johnson, Thomas Menke, Gianluca Natera, Khalil Thomas

UIW: Johnathan Diaz

Kansas City: Henry Ramirez

UNLV: Jesus Partida

San José State: Omar Lemus, Willy Miranda, Jonathan Partida

Seattle U: Anthony Ayala

UT Rio Grande Valley: Bryce Box, Guillermo Martinez, Isidro Martinez, Andy Rios, Arthur Rogers

Utah Valley: Austin Buxton, Alec Felix, Blake Leonetti, Joseph Wheelwright

 

2018 All-WAC Freshman Team

Marios Andreou, MF, Grand Canyon

Oliver Bryneus, F, California Baptist

Kendall Burks, D, CSU Bakersfield

Nico Clasen, MF, UNLV

JT D'Emidio, MF, Air Force

Calvin Kissi, F, Grand Canyon

Ahmed Longmire, D, Utah Valley

Declan McGlynn, F, Seattle U

Jake Mecham, D, UNLV

George Tasouris, GK, Grand Canyon

Hal Uderitz, MF, Seattle U