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WAC Men’s Soccer Postseason Honors Announced

WAC Men’s Soccer Postseason Honors Announced

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – 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. Utah Valley's Blake Frischknecht was named WAC Offensive Player of the Year and Seattle U's Nkosi Burgess was named WAC Defensive Player of the Year. Seattle U's James Morris was named WAC Freshman of the Year and his coach Pete Fewing took home WAC Coach of the Year.

Frischknecht, a senior forward from Las Vegas, was second in the WAC with 12 goals on the season, including eight in WAC play, and his six game-winning goals were a league best. He also ranked fifth in points in league play as he helped lead the Wolverines to a second-place finish in the standings.

Burgess, a graduate student from Manhattan, N.Y., made an immediate impact on the Redhawks back line after transferring to Seattle U from UConn. Appearing in 17 matches this season with 15 starts, he recorded 1,431 minutes on the pitch to help SU earn the regular season title. He also added a score and assist on the season.

Morris, a forward from Doncaster, England, adjusted almost immediately to the American game, scoring eight goals with two assists in 10 matches played. All his games came in conference play after he missed the first half of the season with a hand injury. He trained as a youth with hometown club Doncaster Rovers FC.

Fewing earns his third WAC Coach of the Year award after being previously recognized in 2013 and 2015. The all-time leader in WAC victories with 52, he holds a career record of 315-175-45 in his 26th season leading the Redhawks. In addition to leading the Seattle U men to an NAIA national title in 1997 and NCAA Division II national title in 2004, he coached the Kitsap Pumas tot eh 2011 PDL National Championship. Fewing is also an analyst for local broadcast of the 2019 MLS champion Seattle Sounders FC.

Offensive Player of the Year: Blake Frischknecht, Sr., F, Utah Valley
Defensive Player of the Year: Nkosi Burgess, Gr., D, Seattle U
Freshman of the Year: James Morris, F, Seattle U
Coach of the Year: Pete Fewing, Seattle U

2019 First Team All-WAC
Kyle Edwards, Sr., F, UT Rio Grande Valley
Blake Frischknecht, Sr., F, Utah Valley
Declan McGlynn, So., F, Seattle U
Max Allen, Jr., MF, San José State
Julian Avila-Good, Sr., MF, Seattle U
Timo Mehlich, Sr., MF, UNLV
Tristan Trager, So., MF, Air Force
Nkosi Burgess, Gr., D, Seattle U
Ahmed Longmire, So., D, Utah Valley
Guillermo Martinez, Jr., D, UT Rio Grande Valley
Detre Bell, Jr., GK, CSU Bakersfield

2019 Second Team All-WAC
William Akio, Sr., F, UT Rio Grande Valley
Rudy Castro, Jr., F, San José State
Ryan Goldsmith, Sr., F, CSU Bakersfield
Ryan Khedoo, Jr., F, Kansas City
Alec Felix, Sr., MF, Utah Valley
Noe Meza, Jr., MF, Seattle U
Arthur Rogers, Sr., MF, UT Rio Grande Valley
Alex Acton-Petronotis, Jr., D, Seattle U
Mark Brown, Jr., D, Utah Valley
Austin Day, Sr., D, Grand Canyon
Andy Rios, Sr., GK, UT Rio Grande Valley

Honorable Mention All-WAC
Air Force: London Aghedo, Nick Blessing, Jared Dove, Kainoa Likewise, Lathan Spadafora

California Baptist: Albert Escuin, Brian Gonzalez, Linus Mansson, Sebastian Wiesbock

CSU Bakersfield: Carlos Armendariz, Kendall Burks, Niklas Korber, Niall Owens

Grand Canyon: Ariel Aguas, Nick Barreiro, Esai Easley, Justin Rasmussen, George Tasouris, Bert Wilton

Houston Baptist: Dominick Faletto, Thomas Menke, Gianluca Natera, Daan Snellink

UIW: Carlos Mercado, Koen Vos

Kansas City: Giacomo Caruso, Filippo Errico, Kevin Komodi, David Ray-Campoy

UNLV: Billy Jones

San Jose State: Carlos Gomez-Zavala

Seattle U: Akili Kasim, Thomas Mickoski, James Morris, Hal Uderitz, Kees Westra

UT Rio Grande Valley: Angel Lopez, Elyad Shojaei

Utah Valley: Aaron Caprio, Zach Maas

2019 All-WAC Freshman Team
London Aghedo, D, Air Force
Aiden Cavanaugh, MF, Kansas City
Harry Downing, D, CSU Bakersfield
Luke Hill, MF, Air Force
Kevin Komodi, MF, Kansas City
Quinn Matulis, MF, Air Force
James Morris, F, Seattle U
Lukas Moser, D, UT Rio Grande Valley
Jesse Ortiz, MF, Seattle U
David Sweeney, GK, San Jose State
Mikey Vogel, MF, CSU Bakersfield

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