Men's Soccer: Three Earn All-Region Honors

  • By Grant Dovey
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  • December 09, 2011 11:31 AM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University men’s soccer players Eric Schoenle, Raymon Gaddis and Andy Bevin were named to National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s (NSCAA) all-Northeast region teams today.

Schoenle earned first team honors, while Gaddis and Bevin were on the second team. Schoenle and Gaddis are receiving the honor for the second time as they were third and first team members, respectively, in 2009.

A Yardley, PA., native, Schoenle started all 20 games in 2011 and was third on the team with nine points, recording three goals and three assists. Defensively, Schoenle helped to anchor a backline that recorded eight shutouts and allowed an average of four shots per game. Schoenle is a two-time all-BIG EAST selection.

Gaddis, an Indianapolis, Ind., native, played in 17 games last year, missing some action late in the season due to injury. Gaddis recorded one assist and took three shots. As one of the top right backs in the nation, Gaddis helped to allow just 26 goals by opposition this season. Gaddis is a two-time all-BIG EAST selection and was on the Hermann Trophy watch list in 2010 and 2011.

A Napier, New Zealand, native, Bevin finished his rookie campaign with a team-leading seven goals, along with two assists for 16 points. Bevin started all 20 matches at the forward position. Bevin was previously named the BIG EAST Rookie of the Year, while earning third team all-BIG EAST honors as well.

West Virginia finished the 2011 season with an 11-8-1 record, 6-3-0 in BIG EAST play. The Mountaineers advanced to the second round NCAA tournament for the second consecutive season.