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Three Gamecocks Selected to All-C-USA Teams
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Three Gamecocks Selected to All-C-USA Teams

Nov. 7, 2017

IRVING, Texas — The All-Conference USA teams for men’s soccer were announced early this afternoon by the league office. Three Gamecocks received recognition, led by Luca Mayr who was selected to the All-C-USA First Team.

The sophomore striker has had a standout season, leading the team in points (18), goals (6) and assists (6) with new single-season career-highs in all three categories. His point total ranked fourth overall in the league and his six assists were tied for third in the conference. The Steyr, Austria, native, was named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team last season after scoring nine points (3G, 3A).

Senior defender Christoffer Wallander Ianev was earned Second Team All-C-USA recognition after tallying career-highs in points (7), assists (5) and goals (1). The transfer from Maryland, who is in his second season at Carolina, scored his first career goal notching the game-winner in the team’s 1-0 victory over UAB last Friday in Birmingham. The win was head coach Mark Berson’s 500th in NCAA Division I men’s soccer and propelled the team to the C-USA Tournament in Norfolk this week as the No. 7 seed.

Freshman midfielder Justin Sukow was named to the C-USA All-Freshman team. He logged 12 points (5G, 2A) in his first season in Garnet and Black. The San Antonio, Texas, native, tied for the league lead with three game-winners.

2017 C-USA Men’s Soccer All-Conference Team Presented by Ready Nutrition

Player of the Year
Santiago Patino, F, FIU

Offensive MVP
Santiago Patino, F, FIU

Defensive MVP
Aaron Herrera, D, New Mexico

Golden Boot Award
Santiago Patino, F, FIU

Golden Glove Award
Mertcan Akar, Old Dominion
Enrique Facusse, Kentucky

Coach of the Year
Kevin Nylen, FIU

First Team
F: Luca Mayr, South Carolina
F: Santiago Patino, FIU
F: Daniel Bruce, Charlotte
MF: Paul Marie, FIU
MF: Joris Ahlinvi, FIU
MF: Tommy Madden, Charlotte
D: Aaron Herrera, New Mexico
D: Alex Bumpus, Kentucky
D: Callum Montgomery, Charlotte
GK: Mertcan Akar, Old Dominion
GK: Enrique Facusse, Kentucky

Second Team
F: Brandon Perdue, Old Dominion
F: Lewis Knight, Marshall
MF: Niko Klosterhalfen, Old Dominion
MF: David Valverde, UAB
MF: Massimo Ferrin, UAB
D: Christoffer Wallander Ianev, South Carolina
D: Tom Smart, New Mexico
D: Fox Slotemaker, Old Dominion
D: Carlos Diaz-Salcedo, Marshall
D: Marvin Hezel, FIU
D: Mathieu Laurent, UAB
GK: Jason Beaulieu, New Mexico

Third Team
F: JJ Williams, Kentucky
F: Mac Wilschery, Old Dominion
F: Same Gleadle, New Mexico
MF: Sebastien Hauret, Old Dominion
MF: Aaron Scott, New Mexico
MF: Kevin Barajas, Kentucky
MF: Teddy Chaouche, Charlotte
MF: Donald Tomlinson, FIU
D: Leon Jones, Kentucky
GK: Hugo Fauroux, FIU

All-Freshman Team
Enrique Facusse, Kentucky
Lewis Knight, Marshall
Alessandro Campoy, FIU
Justin Sukow, South Carolina
Brandon Perdue, Old Dominion
Joe Brito, Charlotte
Billy Jones, New Mexico
Ferdinand Solberg, Florida Atlantic
Leon Jones, Kentucky
Matias Barraza, FIU
Aime Mabika, Kentucky
Hans Kroschwitz, Old Dominion
Nick Barreiro, New Mexico