Four Soccer Monarchs Earn All-Region Honors
By ODU Athletics
Dec. 9, 2011
NORFOLK, VA--Yannick Smith (Hillsborough, NJ.) , Victor Francoz (Fleurieu Sur Saone, France), Gideon Asante (Sunyani, Ghana) and Tim Hopkinson (Nottingham, England) have been selected to the 2011 NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region team as announced today. Smith and Francoz on first team while Hopkinson and Asante were second team selections.
Smith, a semifinalist for the prestigious Hermann Trophy led the CAA in goals with 16 and scoring with 34 total points. The first team All-CAA forward ranked 12th nationally in scoring and ninth in goals.
Victor Francoz, a junior goalkeeper registered six shutouts along with a 1.38 goals against average and a .754 saves percentage. Francoz was a second team All-CAA selection, and ranked 24th nationally with 86 total saves.
Hopkinson, a sophomore forward led ODU win game winning goals with four as he scored 10 on the season along with eight assists for 28 totals points. He ranked 24th nationally in goals scored and 20th Nationally in assists. Hopkinson was a second team All-CAA selection.
Asante, a midfielder led the Monarchs with nine assists and added seven goals and 23 total points, and was a first Team All-CAA selection. He ranked 17th nationally in total assists.
The Monarchs compiled a 12-6-2 record finished second in the CAA regular season, reached the CAA Championship match and for the eighth time in 10 years advanced to the second round of the NCAA College Cup.