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Seven Monarchs Earn All-C-USA Honors

November 07, 2017
By ODU Athletics

IRVING, Texas – The Old Dominion men’s soccer team has seven players that earned post-season accolades, which was announced by the C-USA on Tuesday afternoon.

Goalkeeper Mertcan Akar earned two honors, including First Team All C-USA and the Golden Glove award split with Kentucky’s Enrique Facusse. 

Mertcan Akar #23 - GK
Mertcan Akar has tallied 71 saves this season. Akar currently sits in the top 25 in the NCAA for saves per game. The sophomore also has six shutouts this season. The three-time C-USA Defensive Player of the Week has notched a game-high nine saves in one game this season against No. 4 UNC. Akar has started and played in every minute for the Monarchs.

Three Monarchs earned All-Conference Second Team honors, including Brandon Perdue, Niko Klosterhalfen, and Fox Slotemaker

Brandon Perdue #12 – MF
Just a freshman, Perdue has been the Monarchs leading scorer for the majority of the season. He currently sits with six goals and four assists. Perdue has played in all 15 games for the Monarchs and tallied the most shots on the team with 32. With a .500% shot on goal percentage, Perdue leads the Monarchs in that field as well.

Niko Klosterhalfen #7 – MF
Klosterhalfen has notched four goals this season in the midfield, two being game winning goals. The junior has a .571 shot on goal percentage after playing in 15 games.

Fox Slotemaker #6 – D
The senior defender has one goal this season. He has started and played in all 16 matches for the Monarchs. Out of all the defenders, Slotemaker has made the most shots with 10.

At Third Team All-Conference, Max Wilschrey and Sebastien Hauret earn honors. Last year, Hauret earned a spot on the All-Freshman team.

Max Wilschrey #11 – F
On top with Brandon Perdue, Wilschrey has six goals this season as well. Two out of the six goals were game winning. The junior has tallied 32 shots this season and has played in all 16 games for the Monarchs.

Sebastien Hauret #10 – MF
The redshirt sophomore has had increased success offensively this season. Hauret has scored five goals, including three successful penalty kicks. Hauret tallied a game-winning goal.

As for the freshman, Brandon Perdue and Hans Kroschwitz earn All-Freshman team recognition. Perdue earns his second accolade including a Second Team spot.

Hans Kroschwitz #8 – MF
Kroschwitz has made an impact in the midfield with one goal and four assists. The freshman has played in 14 games for the Monarchs and has a .692 shot on goal percentage.

Last year, four Monarchs earned All-Conference team honors. Not only that, ODU added five new Monarchs into post-season laurels.

Full C-USA Release attached.

First Team
F: Luca Mayr, South Carolina
F: Santiago Patino, FIU
F: Daniel Bruce, Charlotte
M: Paul Marie, FIU
M: Joris Ahlinvi, FIU
M: 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
M: Niko Klosterhalfen, Old Dominion
M: David Valverde, UAB M: Massimo Ferrin, UAB
D: Chris 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: Max Wilschrey, Old Dominion
F: Connor Probert, Kentucky
F: Sam Gleadle, New Mexico
M: Sebastien Hauret, Old Dominion
M: Aaron Scott, New Mexico
M: Kevin Barajas, Kentucky
M: Teddy Chaouche, Charlotte
M: Donald Tomlinson
D: Leon Jones, Kentucky
GK: Hugo Fauroux, FIU 

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 Brraza, FIU
Aime Mabika, Kentucky
Hans Kroschwitz, Old Dominion
Nick Barreiro, New Mexico

Offensive MVP
Santiago Patino, FIU 

Defensive MVP
Aaron Herrera, New Mexico

Player of the Year
Santiago Patino, FIU

Golden Boot
Santiago Patino, FIU

Golden Glove

Mertcan Akar, Old Dominion

Enrique Facusse, Kentucky

Coach of the Year
Kevin Nylen, FIU

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