Men's Soccer: Schoenle Garners Fourth Award

  • January 05, 2010 04:47 PM
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By Ira Green for MSNsportsNET.com
January 5, 2010

  Eric Schoenle

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University men’s soccer player Eric Schoenle earned his fourth postseason award today, as he was named to the College Soccer News all-Freshman second team, the Web site announced.

A Yardley, Pa., native, Schoenle is one of five players from the BIG EAST to be named to one of the three all-freshman squads.

Schoenle started all 18 contests on the back line and was the only Mountaineer position player to play every minute (1,767) in 2009. He was part of a defensive unit that allowed 12 goals, which translated into only 0.61 goals per game – the eighth-best mark in the country. He also helped the defense hold opponents to a lowly .068 shot percentage, and teams averaged less than 10 shots per match against the Mountaineers.

Since the conclusion of the regular season, Schoenle has been named to the BIG EAST all-Rookie first team, the TopDrawerSoccer all-Rookie first team and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America all-Northeast Region team.

The Mountaineers finished the 2009 campaign with a 7-5-6 overall mark, going 6-3-2 in the BIG EAST for a third-place finish in the Blue Division.