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Four Soccer Monarchs Named to Men's All-Southeast Region Teams

December 05, 2017
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. – Four Old Dominion men’s soccer players were voted to the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I 2017 All-Southeast Region Teams announced by the organization this week. Mertcan Akar was named to the First Team, while Fox Slotemaker, Niko Klosterhalfen, and Max Wilschrey were named to the Second Team.

Akar, who tallied 10 shutouts in his sophomore year, led the Monarchs to the 2017 C-USA Conference Championship. Akar was named to the C-USA First Team All-Conference as well as the recipient of the Golden Glove Award by the C-USA. After posting a shutout in the C-USA Conference Championship game over Charlotte, Akar was named Tournament Defensive MVP. Akar was picked C-USA Defender of the Week three times this season.

Named to the Second Team All-Region, Fox Slotemaker tallied one goal and three assists as a defender. The senior transfer from Buffalo was a captain for the 2017 season. Slotemaker was named to the C-USA Second Team All-Conference as well as the All-Tournament Team.

Along with Slotemaker, Niko Klosterhalfen was named to the Second Team All-Southeast Region. The German native tallied five goals and three assists throughout the 2017 season. Klosterhalfen was also named to the C-USA All-Academic Team as well as the C-USA Second Team All-Conference. After scoring the lone goal in the C-USA Championship game over Charlotte, Klosterhalfen was named the Tournament Offensive MVP.

Junior Max Wilschrey posted a team-high eight goals with one assist in the 2017 season. The forward played in each game for the Monarchs. Wilschrey was named to the C-USA Third Team All-Conference.

First Team

Pos. Player Class School Hometown
K Mertcan Akar So. Old Dominion University Cologne, Germany
D Kyle Clinton So. Georgia State University Havant, England
D Aaron Herrera Jr.  University of New Mexico Las Cruces, N.M.
D Nicolas Samayoa Sr. Florida Gulf Coast University Guatemala City, Guatemala
M Joris Ahlinvi So. Florida International University Gujan-Mestras, France
M Paul Marie Sr. Florida International University Saint-Aubin des Bois, France
M Jamie O'Grady Sr. Hartwick University Falkirk, Scotland
M Logan Paytner Jr. Lipscomb University Bradenton, Fla.
F Mamadou Guirassy Sr. New Jersey Institute of Technology Paris, France
F Lewis Knight Fr. Marshall University Leeds, England
Santiago Patino Jr.  Florida International University Orlando, Fla.
F Franzy Pierrot Sr. Coastal Carolina University Boston, Mass.

Second Team

Pos. Player Class School Hometown
K Enrique Facusse Fr. University of Kentucky Tegucigalpa, Honduras
D Alex Bumpus Sr.  University of Kentucky Hilliard, Ohio
D Marvin Hezel Sr.  Florida International University Waldshut, Germany
D Callum Montgomery Jr. University of North Carolina-Charlotte Victoria, B.C.
D Fox Slotemaker Sr.  Old Dominion University Nelson, New Zealand
M Ivan Alvarado Sr.  Lipscomb University Fort Worth, Texas
M Louis Dargent Sr.  Coastal Carolina University Reims, France
M Niko Klosterhalfen Jr. Old Dominion University Koenigswinter, Germany
F Shak Adams So. Florida Gulf Coast University Antioch, Tenn.
F Rashid Alarpe Sr.  Georgia State University Stone Mountain, Ga.
Luca Mayr So. University of South Carolina Steyr, Austria
F Max Wilschrey Jr. Old Dominion University Germany

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