GREENSBORO, NC – Sophomore forward Randi Patterson, of the UNC Greensboro men’s soccer team, has been selected as a Second Team All-American by College Soccer News.
Patterson, a native of Hackensack, NJ, was named the 2004 Southern Conference Player of the Year where he led the league in goals scored (19) and points (46). His eight assists, which was a team-high, tied him for second in the SoCon. He recorded four multi-goal scoring games this season and also registered a point in 17 of UNCG’s 23 games this season. Currently he is tied for eighth with 30 career goals and also ranks ninth on the career scoring list with 70 points in UNCG’s Division I era.
Last week, Patterson was named to the 30-man roster for the under-20 United States National Team. Patterson will participate in the team’s final training camp of 2004 at the USA Soccer’s National Training Center at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., from Dec. 12-23. He was also named a First Team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
The Spartans completed the 2004 season with a 19-3-1 record. UNCG captured the regular season Southern Conference regular season crown for the first time since 1998. The Spartans were a consensus No. 1 ranked team for three weeks during the regular season and advance to the third round of the NCAA Tournament before falling 1-0 to UC Santa Barbara.