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).

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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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Nov 14 23 of 29
VB ETSU 3 Charleston, S.C.
Nov 14 The Citadel 1
WBB ETSU 81 Final
Nov 14 University of North Carolina at Asheville 68
Nov 14 Valparaiso 90
VB ETSU 3 Macon, Ga.
Nov 15 Mercer University 1
WBB High Point University 76 Final
Nov 17 ETSU 84
MBB Virginia-Wise 66 F
Nov 18 ETSU 111
WBB Appalachian State University 76 Final
Nov 19 ETSU 70
WBB ETSU 79 Final
Nov 21 Saint Francis University 63
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. No. 5 Western Carolina (SoCon Quarterfinal)
MBB UNC Asheville 87 F
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. ETSU 98
MBB ETSU Rock Hill, S.C.
Nov 24, 7:00 p.m. Winthrop
WBB ETSU Terre Haute, Ind.
Nov 24, 8:00 p.m. Indiana State University
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Nov 26, 2:00 p.m. Indiana University
WBB ETSU Blacksburg, Va.
Nov 29, 5:00 p.m. Virginia Tech University
MBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 1, 7:00 p.m. Morehead State
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Dec 3, 5:00 p.m. George Mason University
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