Three Spartans earn all-region honors
CARY, NC – UNC Greensboro placed three players on the NSCAA’s All-South Region team when awards were handed out this past weekend during festivities at the 2007 Men’s College Cup. Jokull Elisabetarson and Thomas Campbell each earned second-team honors, while David Worthen earned third-team accolades.
Campbell and Elisabetarson were also named to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association’s all-state team on Monday.
Campbell, a junior from Middletown, NJ, led the Spartans in scoring this season with 29 points this season on 13 goals and three assists. He recorded 24 points (11g, 2a) in conference play, including three matches of five or more points. He also scored both of UNCG’s goals in a 2-1 win over College of Charleston in the Southern Conference Tournament’s semifinal round. He earned his first all-conference award this year when he received first-team honors.
Elisabetarson, a junior from Iceland, was second on the team in scoring with 16 points. He had six goals and four assists, with four of his goals coming directly off penalty kicks and a fifth coming on a rebound. More importantly, Elisabetarson was dominant in the midfield, settling the defense and subtly jumpstarting the Spartan offense. He also earned first-team all-conference honors this season.
Worthen, a native of Morehead City, NC, who will graduate from UNCG this spring with a degree in biology, earned All-Southern Conference honors four times with the Spartans. He appeared in 86 matches at UNCG, starting 85 of them. During his time at UNCG, the Spartans advanced to the NCAA Tournament’s Round of 16 three times. The Spartans won two Southern Conference Tournament titles and three SoCon regular season crowns in his four seasons with an overall record of 62-23-5 during that span. Last week, Worthen was among 54 invitees to Major League Soccer’s player combine that will take place next January.
NSCAA All-South Region
First Team: GK: Brian Edwards (Wake Forest); Defenders: Jon Leathers (Furman), Pat Phelan (Wake Forest), Andre Sherard (North Carolina); Midfielders: Sam Cronin (Wake Forest), Patrick Murray (Furman), Shea Salinas (Furman), Michael Videira (Duke); Forwards: Cody Arnoux (Wake Forest), Mike Grella (Duke), Kareem Yearwood (College of Charleston).
Second Team: GK: Corbin Waller (College of Charleston); Defenders: Tim Jepson (Duke), Steven Kinney (Elon), Wes Knight (College of Charleston); Midfielders: Jokul Elisabetarson (UNCG), Richard Jata (Campbell), Jeff Scannella (South Carolina), Justin Wyatt (Elon); Forwards: Anton Axelsson (Jacksonville), Thomas Campbell (UNCG), Juan Guerra (Florida International).
Third Team: GK: Bryan Amos (Furman); Defenders: Greg Eckhardt (Clemson), Tyler Ruthven (South Carolina), David Worthen (UNCG); Midfielders: Justin Fojo (College of Charleston); Joe Germanese (Duke), Josue Soto (Campbell); Forwards: Richard Godfrey (Gardner-Webb), Ryan Roushandel (Central Florida), Sean Sassano (Appalachian State).
NCCSIA All-State team
GK: Aaron Johnson (Campbell); Defenders: Michael Hutchison (Campbell), Steven Kinney (Elon), Stephen Oyuga (Campbell); Midfielders: Jokull Elisabetarson (UNCG), Richard Jata (Campbell), Josue Soto (Campbell), Justin Wyatt (Elon); Forwards: Thomas Campbell (UNCG), Brett Paschall (Elon), Chris Salvaggione (Charlotte).
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