Gideon Asante Named To College Soccer News National All-Freshman Team

January 06, 2011
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Jan. 6, 2011

NORFOLK, VA--Old Dominion's freshman midfielder Gideon Asante (Sunyani, Ghana) has been selected First Team All-Freshman by College Soccer News.

Asante scored four goals along with two assists for 10 total points this year. 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. Asante earned first team NSCAA All-South Region honors as well.

After leading the Monarchs to the win over North Carolina, Asante was named to TopDrawer's Soccer National Team of the Week, and College Soccer News national Player of the Week.

Asante is the fourth Monarch freshmen to receive national honors. He joins Steffen Rabben in 2008, Trevor Banks in 2005 and Attila Vendegh in 2000.

The Monarchs finished the season with a 10-7-2 record and advanced to the NCAA College Cup's second round after defeating defending National Champion Virginia, 1-0 in the first round. ODU has competed in seven of the last nine College Cups and reached the second round in each.

1st Team
Darren Mattocks-Akron(F)
Soony Saad- Michigan (F)
Juan Castillo- SMU (F)
Dylan Mares- Louisville (MF)
Kelyn Rowe-UCLA (MF)
Perry kitchen -Akron (MF)
Tyler Polak-Creighton (D)
Sebastian Ibeagha -Duke (D)
Shaun Foster-Hofstra (D)
Cody Mizell- Clemson (GK)