Schoenfeld earns NSCAA All-South Region First Team honors
Schoenfeld (above) celebrates his game-winning goal against USC Upstate (Oct. 29)
Schoenfeld (above) celebrates his game-winning goal against USC Upstate (Oct. 29)

Friday, December 09, 2011

Senior captain becomes first Buccaneer to be named First Team selection

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Dec. 9, 2011) – Senior forward Aaron Schoenfeld (Knoxville, Tenn.) made Buccaneer history on Friday, becoming the first member of the ETSU men’s soccer team to be named a NSCAA All-South Region First Team selection.

The All-South Region honor is the second of Schoenfeld’s career, having been named to the Second Team after the Bucs’ 2010 championship campaign. Former Buc Guilherme Reis (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) joined Schoenfeld as the other ETSU selection that year, earning the program its first two All-South Region selections.

Schoenfeld is one of two student-athletes from the Atlantic Sun Conference named to the 2011 First Team list, joining Stetson’s Jonathan Mendoza. In total, the A-Sun had seven All-South Region selections as FGCU’s Josey Portillo and Jacksonville’s Tobias Hottner were given Second Team honors, and FGCU’s Chirstian Raudales and Stetson’s Luis Ocejo and Gonzalo DeMujica were named to the Third Team.

This year, Schoenfeld scored seven goals, tallied a team-leading five assists and notched 19 points as ETSU registered its second-consecutive 10-win season and advanced to its second-consecutive Atlantic Sun Tournament Championship final. One of the senior’s many clutch performances of the 2011 season came October 29, when ETSU needed a win over conference foe USC Upstate to earn a spot in the A-Sun Tournament. With ETSU trailing 1-0 with less than 16 minutes to play, Schoenfeld assisted junior Alesi Osorio (Austin Texas) on the equalizer, before sending the Bucs through to the A-Sun Tournament a few minutes later with the seventh game-winning goal of his career.

Schoenfeld will leave ETSU with 20 goals, seven game-winners, 10 assists and 50 points as the program’s all-time leader in each category. His 68 starts is also first in program history, and his 72 games played and 5,357 minutes of action ranks second only to fellow departing senior Ronnie Westbrook (Round Rock, Texas).

For more information on ETSU men’s soccer, please visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the men’s soccer links.

Complete NSCAA All-South Region First Team
GK      Alec Kann                     Furman
D         Matthew Hedges          North Carolina
D         Lee Williams                Appalachian State
D         Walker Zimmerman   Furman
M         Coleton Henning         Furman
M         Enzo Martinez             North Carolina
M         Jonathan Mendoza    Stetson
M         Kirk Urso                      North Carolina
F          Aaron Schoenfeld     ETSU
F          William Schuler          North Carolina
F          James Wanger           Duke
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WSOC Radford Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 22, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MSOC ETSU Blacksburg, Va.
Aug 23, 7:00 p.m. Virginia Tech (Exh.)
WSOC ETSU Cookeville, Tenn.
Aug 24, 1:00 p.m. Tennessee Tech
WSOC Appalachian St. Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 28, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MCC Covered Bridge Open Boone, N.C.
Aug 29
WCC Covered Bridge Open Boone, N.C.
Aug 29
VB ETSU Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 29, 9:00 a.m. Morgan State University
VB ETSU Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 29, 5:00 p.m. California State University, Sacramento
MSOC ETSU Richmond, Va.
Aug 29, 7:00 p.m. William & Mary
VB ETSU Charlotte, N.C.
Aug 30, 12:00 p.m. UNC Charlotte
WSOC Campbell Johnson City, Tenn.
Aug 31, 1:00 p.m. ETSU
MSOC ETSU Richmond, Va.
Aug 31, 3:30 p.m. VCU
WSOC South Carolina St. Johnson City. Tenn.
Sep 2, 6:00 p.m. ETSU
VB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Sep 5, 3:00 p.m. The College of William and Mary
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Sep 5, 7:00 p.m. George Mason University
WSOC Alabama A&M Johnson City, Tenn.
Sep 5, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
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Sep 6, 12:00 p.m. University of Maryland