Asante And Newton Earn NSCAA All-South Region Honors
By ODU Athletics
Dec. 13, 2010
NORFOLK, VA--Old Dominion University freshman forward Gideon Asante and senior goalkeeper Evan Newton have been selected to the 2010 NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region Men's Soccer squad. Asante to the first team and Newton second team.
Asante, who hails from Sunyani, Ghana scored four goals along with two assists for 10 total points. He scored two goals in the Monarchs 2-1 victory over second ranked North Carolina. Earlier Asante was named to the second team All-CAA squad as well as the CAA's All-Rookie team. In addition Asante was named to TopDrawer's Soccer National Team of the Week, and College Soccer News National Player of the Week.
Evan Newton (Virginia Beach, Va.) finished the season with six shutouts, 74 saves and a 1.07 goals against average this year for ODU. He is ODU's all-time leader in both saves with 254 and 36 shutouts. Newton earlier this year earned All-CAA first team honors.
The Monarchs finished the season with a 10-7-2 record and advanced to the NCAA College Cup's second Round after knocking off defending National Champion Virginia, 1-0 in the first round. The Monarchs have competed in seven of the last nine College Cups.
2010 NSCAA/Performance Subaru NCAA Division I Men Bitmap All-South Atlantic Region
First Team Pos. Name Year School K Zachary MacMath Jr. Maryland � D Sacir Hot So. Boston College � D Indy Smith Sr. North Carolina-Wilmington � D Norris White So. Maryland � M Gideon Asnate Fr. Old Dominion � M Nathaniel Baako Sr. William and Mary � M Matthew Kassel Jr. Maryland � F Jason Herrick Sr. Maryland � F Karo Okiomah Jr. High Point � F CJ Sapong Sr. James Madison� � F Casey Townsend Jr. Maryland �
Second Team Pos. Name Year School K Evan Newton Sr. Old Dominion � D Uriah Bentick So. Liberty � D Shaun Foster Fr. Hofstra� � D Hunter Jumper Jr. Virginia � D Alex Russell Sr. Coastal Carolina� � M Kyle Bekker So. Boston College � M Fejiro Okiomah So. High Point� � M Lucas Paulini Sr. Virginia Commonwealth � F Darren Amoo So. Liberty � F Alan Koger Sr. William and Mary � F Scott Rojo Sr. High Point F Charlie Rugg So. Boston College
Third Team Pos. Name Year School K Diego Restrepo Sr. Virginia � D Ryan Bennett So. High Point� � D Derek Buckley Sr. William and Mary � D Taylor Kemp So. Maryland � M Ari Dimas So. Virginia � M Ernesto Marquez Sr. George Mason� �� M Shawn Sloan So. High Point� �� F Olakunle Banjo Fr. Towson� � F Will Bates So. Virginia �� F Marco Mangione Sr. Towson� �� F Brian Ownby Jr. Virginia �