Elliott, Campbell named to All-SoCon second team; two earn All-Freshman
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - UNC Greensboro seniors Matt Elliott and Thomas Campbell earned second-team all-conference honors and freshmen Mike Magnotic and A.J. Nelson garnered All-Freshman slots when the Southern Conference announced the annual men's soccer awards on Thursday.
Davidson forward Charlie Reiter was named the league's Player of the Year while Wofford's Ralph Polson was selected as the league's Coach of the Year. Elon's Chris Thomas was tabbed SoCon Freshman of the Year.
Campbell leads the Spartans in scoring with 16 points on seven goals and two assists. His 16 points ranks sixth in the SoCon, while his seven goals rank him third. Appearing in all 18 matches thus far this season, the fifth-year senior from Middletown, N.J. earned first-team honors in 2007 before missing all of last season with an injury.
Elliott, a native of Charlotte, N.C., appeared in all 18 matches on defense during the regular season. The Spartans' top defender and a four-year starter, he earned his first all-league honor with the selection.
Nelson is second on the team in scoring. A product of Jacksonville, Fla., Nelson has 12 points on four goals and four assists this season. His four goals and four assists are also both second on the squad in their respective categories.
Magnotic leads the Spartans in assists with five this season. The Maumee, Ohio native has started 18 matches thus far in his rookie season.
The Southern Conference Tournament begins at 5 p.m. Friday evening at Snyder Field in Spartanburg, S.C. College of Charleston will take on Elon in the opening semifinal. Top-seeded Wofford will square off against fourth-seeded UNCG at 7:30 p.m. The championship match will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
F Matt Morris, College of Charleston
F Kentrel Owens, Wofford
F Charlie Reiter, Davidson
F Justin Wyatt, Elon
M Alex Caskey, Davidson
M Erfan Imeni, Elon
M Arie Muniz, Appalachian State
D Sean Flatley, College of Charleston
D Steven Kinney, Elon
D Nick Schuermann, Wofford
GK Clint Irwin, Elon
F Thomas Campbell, UNCG
F Zach Prince, College of Charleston
F Chris Thomas, Elon
M Paulo Bonfim, Wofford
M Warren Creavalle, Furman
M Andrew Eppelsheimer, Wofford
M Brad Franks, Elon
D Jonathan Collier, Furman
D Matt Elliott, UNCG
D Branson Hyatt, Wofford
GK Thomas Hunter, Wofford
F Mark Gabriel, Furman
F Mike Magnotic, UNCG
F Chris Thomas, Elon
F Francis Twohig, College of Charleston
M David Dodge, Appalachian State
M Ralph Lundy III, College of Charleston
M Brian McGue, Davidson
M A.J. Nelson, UNCG
D Kojo Thompson, Appalachian State
D J.J. Elder, Appalachian State
D Shawn Ferguson, College of Charleston
Player of the Year: Charlie Reiter,
Freshman of the Year: Chris Thomas, Elon
Coach of the Year: Ralph Polson, Wofford
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