BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- Concordia Clippers sophomore Ovan Oakley has been named the 2014 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) men’s soccer Player of the Year, the conference office announced on Monday morning.
Oakley’s selection headlines multiple awards for the Clippers as they were the only program with three players named to the All-CACC first team.
Oakley led the team this season with 15 goals and 34 points, both second-most in the CACC. His goal totals currently rank eighth in NCAA Division II. The 15 goals are the fifth-most in a season at Concordia, and the 34 points leave him tied with former Clipper Rodrigo Faria's 1999 total as the most in school history. On top of that, he was named to the Academic All-District men’s soccer team in the East Region last week.
The other Clippers who earned All-CACC first team selection are junior Jesus Alvarez-Riesco and sophomore Javier Alvarez Vispo. Alvarez-Riesco lead the CACC with nine assists, and Alvarez Vispo helped the Clippers’ defense give up the second-fewest goals in conference play this season.
Speaking of the Clipper defense, junior goalkeeper Ruel Gordon earned All-CACC second team honors by leading the CACC with a save percentage of .827 and finishing third in the conference with a 0.95 goals-against average.
Concordia head coach Sean Kenny earned CACC Coach of the Year honors with the Clippers' third-place conference finish after being picked to finish seventh in the preseason. The team's 9-2-3 (8-2-2 CACC) record is the best since 2000, and earned the program its first home playoff game since the 1996 season.
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