The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) announced its selections for the 2015 College Division All-State Men’s Soccer team on Wednesday. Twenty-two players representing six different North Carolina Colleges and Universities were selected to the first and second teams.
Wingate led the way with five selections to the first team, while Pfeiffer added four and Methodist had two players named to the first team.
Wingate’s goalie Pablo Jara logged his first all-state laurel following an all-region accolade. The South Atlantic Conference Freshman of the Year was also a first team all-conference selection and the SAC Tournament MVP. Jara led the league with a 0.79 goals-against average and 10 shutouts, ranking second with a save percentage of .804. He played every minute in goal for the Bulldogs in 2015, piling up 74 saves while allowing only 18 goals in 1,948 minutes of action. Jara notched shutouts in all three SAC Tournament wins, while also leading Wingate past LMU in penalty kicks in the SAC Tournament semifinals, allowing only one goal in PKs. He also helped Wingate advance to the NCAA regional quarterfinals against Lander in penalty kicks. In addition to forcing a Lander miss, Jara converted the clinching penalty kick to send Wingate to the regional semifinals.
Wingate’s Alex Nelson, Methodist’s Ben Gold and Pfeiffer’s Cristobal Allendes top the all-state honors in the backfield. Franklin earned his second all-state selection and after earning all-region honors for the second consecutive year. The two-time first team All-SAC selection anchored the league's best defense. Wingate led the conference with a 0.79 goals-against average, piling up a league-best 10 shutouts while holding opponents to 9.9 shots per game. Nelson also scored a pair of goals on the year.
Gold logs his first all-state laurel after leading the Methodist defense and holding opponents to 1.1 goals per game with seven shutouts. The All-USA South first-team honoree assisted the squad in becoming conference champions and NCAA Tournament Qualifiers. He tallied a trio of goals including a game-winner over Covenant and saw time in 22 contests.
Allendes picks up his first all-state award which follows his all-region and all-conference laurels. He anchored a Pfeiffer defensive unit that allowed only 13 goals this season and assisted the team to a school-record 12 shutouts. He posted four goals this season including three game-winners with his most recent score coming with one second left to send the Falcons to NCAA Final Four after defeating Palm Peach Atlantic, 5-4, on November 22.
The midfielders are led by Wingate’s Shaun Gadsby and Pfeiffer’s Martim Galvao who both return to the NCCSIA All-State honor board. Gads by earns his third-consecutive all-state and all-region honors in 2015. The three-time first team all-conference selection finished his final season at Wingate with five goals and eight assists. He ranked fourth in the conference in assists and ninth in points. Gadsby notched an assist in the 2-0 win against Lenoir-Rhyne in the SAC Tournament quarterfinals.
Galvao received all-state, all-region and all-conference honors this season as he broke school-record with 19 assists and recorded a career-high three assists against Southern Wesleyan on Halloween. He tallied at least one point in 19 of his 23 games played and netted a pair of game-winning goals. Galvao logged an assist in each of the three victories in the NCAA Tournament.
Wingate’s Aksel Juul and Methodist’s Seth Harrison round out the midfield first team selections. Juul earns all-region accolades for the second consecutive year and landed on the all-state team for his first time in his career. The two-time all-conference selection finished his junior season with five goals and nine assists, finishing in a tie for second on the team with 19 points. Juul ranked third in the SAC in assists and 15th in goals, ranking fourth in points. He scored a goal in the SAC Tournament win against Lenoir-Rhyne.
Harrison picked up his second post-season honor after being named to the all-USA South team. He ranked third on the team in scoring with 21 points and was third in the USA South with seven assists. He also tallied seven goals and one game-winner, and had five times this season when he scored a goal and assists. He assisted the team in advancing to the NCAA Tournament.
Anchoring the forwards are two-time all-state honorees – Pfeiffer’s Nathan Regis and Jaime Siaj - while Wingate’s Jon Ander joins the ranks for the first time. Regis lands on the team following a record-breaking season saw him shatter th e school mark for most goals in a season (29), most points in a season (65) and most career goals (58). Regis leads all of Division II in goals scored and points as the Trinidad & Tobago native was also named Conference Carolinas Player of the Year. He was also named to the all-region and all-conference team, as well as NSCAA Nation Player of the Week. He is currently just two points shy of breaking the school record mark for most career points and has scored at least once in the last 11 games. He has posted at least two points in 22 of his 23 games played.
Siaj is second on the team with 36 points after posting 15 goals and six assists with six game-winning goals. He lands on the all-state team following all-region and all-conference honors. He tallied a goal in the first six games of the season and was among the nation’s leaders with 109 shots, 52 of which (.477) were on goal. He put in a pair of goals in a trio of games and added a score in the 3 -0 victory over Young Harris in the NCAA Tournament.
Ander posted his first all-state and all-region laurels as a sophomore. The SAC Player of the Year was also a first team All-SAC selection and finished 2015 with 11 goals and four assists, leading the team with 26 points. Ander led the conference in goals, while ranking third in points. Ander notched a hat trick in the Queens victory and scored a goal against Queens in the SAC Tournament title match.
The NCCSIA All-State second team is comprised of Pfeiffer’s Tomas Corrrea, Juan Sanchez, Dani Siaj, Alex Stoiljkovic, Jorge Buzzo and Santi Moar, Johnson & Wales’ Dominic DiGiacomo, Wingate’s Callum Ross, UNC Pembroke’s Branco Theis, Chowan’s Terell Williamson and Methodist’s Eirik Nordseth.
Nominees were submitted by North Carolina sports information professionals and voted on by the NCCSIA members.
Founded in 2002, the NCCSIA is comprised of sport s information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina. The purpose of the organization is to promote collegiate athletics at all schools. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina, and whose area of responsibility lies within sports information.
NCCSIA selects all-state teams in the University (Division I) and College (Division II, III, NAIA) divisions for men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, softball and baseball.
North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association
2015 College Division All-State Men’s Soccer Team
First Team &n bsp;
Pos. Name Class School Hometown
GK Pablo Jara Fr. ; Wingate Santiago, Chile
D Alex Nelson @ Jr. Wingate Newcastle, England
D Ben Gold & nbsp; Sr. Methodist Bethesda, Md.
D Cristobal Allendes Jr. Pfeiffer ; Santiago, Chile
M Martim Galvao @ So. Pfeiffer Lisbon, Portugal
M Aksel Juul Jr. Wingate Newcastle, England
M Shaun Gadsby & @ Sr. Wingate Newcastle, England
M Seth Harrison & nbsp; Jr. Methodist High Point, N.C.
F Nathan Regis @ Jr. Pfeiffer Arima, Trinidad & Tobago
F Jon Ander So. Wingate Bilbao, Spain
F Jaime Siaj @ &n bsp; So. Pfeiffer Madrid, Spain
Pos. Name ; Class School Hometown
GK Tomas Correa Fr. Pfeiffer Lisbon, Portu gal
D Juan Sanchez Fr. Pfeiffer Madrid, Spain
D Dani Siaj &nb sp; So. Pfeiffer Madrid, Spain
D Dominic DiGiacomo Fr. Johnson & Wales Galax, Va.
M &nb sp; Alex Stoiljkovic So. Pfeiffer Thonon-Les-Bains, France
M Jorge Buzzo So. Pfeiffer Madrid, Spain
M Callum Ross So. Wingate & nbsp; Newcastle, England
M Branco Theis Jr. UNC Pembroke Raleigh, N.C.
F Terell Williamson @ So. Chowan ; Alexandra, Va.
F Eirik Nordseth Sr. Methodist Steinkjer, Norway
F Santi Moar So. Pfeiffer Ordes, Spain
@ - Named to 2014 All-State Team