NCCSIA Announces 2015 University Division All-State Men's Soccer Teams

The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) has announced the 23 members of the 2015 University Division All-State Men’s Soccer Team. Six different NCAA Division I North Carolina institutions were represented on the first and second teams.

Charlotte led the way with seven selections while High Point had five and UNCW had four. Elon landed three on the teams while Campbell had a pair of selections and Gardner-Webb had one.     

Austin Pack of Charlotte is the All-State first team goalkeeper after allowing just 15 goals in 20 games with a 0.71 goals-against-average, which ranked third in Charlotte history and 20th in the nation. A Conference-USA third team selection, Pack tallied eight shutouts including the nation's then top scoring offense in then-No. 14 FIU. The Alpharetta, Georgia native posted a .763 save percentage (5th in C-USA) and limited opponents to just 64 shots on-goal in 20 games.

High Point’s Austin Yearwood (Charlotte, North Carolina) was named an All-State first team defender after leading a defensive unit that gave up just 19 goals in 21 games and posted eight shutouts. A first-team All-Big South selection, Yearwood started 20 games on defense and finished the season with two points on two assists. 

Nathan Deihl of Elon is a first team All-State defender after being named the 2015 Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Year and picking up All-CAA first team honors. Deihl, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, helped the Phoenix to nine clean sheets on the season while scoring a personal-best four goals, including the game-winner versus College of Charleston.

Charlotte’s Matej Dekovic lands on the All-State first team defensive line after helping the 49er defense limit opponents to 15 goals in 20 games and just 64 shots on-goal. D ekovic, a C-USA second team selection, started every game for Charlotte this season while logging the most minutes of any field player. The Zegrab, Croatia native tied for third on team with three assists and also tallied 16 shots with six on frame.

James Bruce of Elon earned All-State first team midfield honors after leading the Phoenix in total points and assists. An All-CAA first team selection, Bruce scored a team-high four game-winners. The Hartlepool, England native with leave Elon in the program’s top-10 in career goals and career points.

Charlotte’s Brandt Bronico is an All-State first team midfielder after leading the 49ers and C-USA with 10 assists. A C-USA first team selection, Bonico tallied 26 total points on the season and ranked second in the league and tied for 24th nationally. The High Point, North Carolina native had four game-winners, including in the 83rd minute of Charlotte’s NCAA First Round win over Radford.

UNCW&r squo;s Ben Fisher collects All-State first team midfield honors after finishing as the Seahawks' second-leading scorer with six goals, five assists and 17 points. He was a second team All-CAA selection and the league's Co-Rookie of the Year. A native of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Fisher scored two goals in 5-0 win over South Carolina and was named CAA Rookie of the Week on Sept. 14.

Ebe Kudolo of High Point earned All-State first team midfield accolades after landing on the All-Big South first team. The Accra, Ghana native played in 20 games with 19 starts while finishing with eight points on one goal and a team-best six assists.

 

UNCW’s Colin Bonner is an All-State first team forward as UNCW's leading scorer who tied for third in CAA in goals (7) and points (20). A first team All-CAA selection, Bonner started all 19 games for the Seahawks. The Fulton, Maryland native recorded his second career hat trick against North Florida and helped UNCW to overtime win at UNCG with a goal and an assist.

 

Bradley Farias (Indiantown, Florida) of Campbell picks up All-State first team forward honors after leading the Camels and the Big South in goals (15), goals per game (0.87) and points (35), with all three statistics ranking in the top five nationally. The Big South Attacking player of the year had three game-winning goals, which ranked third in the league.

 

Charlotte’s Kyler Parker rounds out the All-State first team forwards. The Marvin, North Carolina native led C-USA and ranked 20th in nation in goals (12) and points (27). The C-USA Offensive Player of the Year and the C-USA Golden Boot Award winner, Parker also ranked 8th in nation with five game-winning goals and scored in seven straight contests, which is the longest streak in Charlotte history.

 

Picking up All-State second team honors was High Point goalkeeper Kody Palmer, UNC Wilmingt on defender Michael Mecham, Elon defender Sam McBride, High Point defender Johnny Fenwick, UNC Wilmington midfielder Jose Garcia, Charlotte midfielder Max Rodriguez, Charlotte midfielder Dominic Bonilla, Campbell midfielder Josh Signey, High Point forward Avery Ryan, Charlotte forward Harrison Steadman and Gardner-Webb forward Marvin Mendy.

 

Nominees were submitted by North Carolina sports information professionals and voted on by the NCCSIA members.

Founded in 2002, The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) is comprised of sports 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.
< br /> 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 Teams

First Team

 
 
 

Pos.

Name

Class

School

Hometown

GK

Austin Pack@

Jr.

Charlotte

Alpharetta, Ga.

D

Austin Yearwood

Sr.

High Point

Charlotte, N.C.

D

Nathan Diehl@

Sr.

Elon

Birmingham, Ala.

D

Matej Dekovic

So.

Charlotte

Zegreb, Croatia

M

James Brace@

Sr.

Elon

Hartlepool, England

M

Brandt Bronico@

Jr.

Charlo tte

High Point, N.C.

M

Ben Fisher

Fr.

UNCW

Chapel Hill, N.C.

M

Ebe Kudolo@

So.

High Point

Accra, Ghana

F

Colin Bonner&@

Sr.

UNCW

Fulton, Md.

F

Bradley Farias@

So.

Campbell

Indiantown, Fla.

F

Kyler Parker&@

Sr.

Charlotte

Marvin, N.C.

 
 
 
 
 

Second Team

 
 
 

Pos.

Name

Class

School

Hometown

GK

Kody Palmer

R-Sr.

High Point

Centerville, Va.

D

Michael Mecham

Sr.< /p>

UNCW

Blacksburg, Va.

D

Sam McBride

Sr.

Elon

Greensboro, N.C.

D

Johnny Fenwick

Fr.

High Point

Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

M

Jose Garcia

Sr.

UNCW

College Park, Ga.

M

Max Rodriguez

Jr.

Charlotte

San Antonio, Texas

M

Dominic Bonilla@

Sr.

Charlotte

Lawrenceville, Ga.

M

Josh Signey

Fr.

Campbell

Bakewell, England

F

Avery Ryan

So.

High Point

Florence, S.C.

F

Harrison Steadman

So.

Charlotte

Kinnelon, N.J.

F

Marvin Mendy

Fr.

Gardner-Webb

Knoxville, Tenn.


@- Named to 2014 All-State Team
& - Named to 2013 All-State Team
% - Named to the 2012 All-State Team
$ - Named to the 2011 All-State Team