2010 All-SSC Men's Soccer Team Announced
A total of 27 student-athletes have been named to the 2010 All-Sunshine Conference Men’s Soccer Team. Barry’s Sascha Koettig was selected SSC Player and Offensive Player of the Year. Rollins’ Thomas Biddinger was chosen Defensive Player of the Year. Saint Leo’s Edgar Herrera was recognized as Freshman of the Year. Barry’s Steve McCrath was tabbed Coach of the Year.
Joining Koettig and Biddinger on the All-SSC First Team were: forwards Mark Anderson (Barry), Aly Hassan (Nova Southeastern), and Lister Warren (Tampa); midfielders Zach Hofstetter (Florida Southern) and Gary Ogilvie (Florida Tech); defenders Brian Fekete (Tampa) and Ashley Holmes (Florida Southern); goalkeeper Johnny Rodrigues (Barry); and at-large selection Jack Clifford (Rollins).
Named to the All-SSC Second Team were: forwards Nicolas Garcia (Florida Tech), Jonathan Glenn (Saint Leo), and Chase Neinken (Rollins); midfielders Bruce Cutler (Saint Leo), Nick Sowers (Rollins), and Stephen Wright (Rollins); defenders Matt Duffy (Eckerd), Joao Garcia (Barry), Scott Gordon (Lynn), and Ryan Moon (Florida Tech); goalkeepers Brentton Muhammad (Florida Tech) and David Niepel (Tampa); and at-large selection Ryan Griffin (Tampa).
Three student-athletes earned honorable mention. Florida Tech’s Nick Robinson, Lynn’s Kyle Conrad, and Nova Southeastern’s Craig Heenighan claimed that recognition.
A senior, Koettig helped lead the Barry to an SSC co-championship. He tied for fifth in the SSC with 26 points. His nine goals tied for sixth, while his eight assists tied for fourth. Koettig also tied for second in the league with four game-winning goals.
Biddinger anchored a Rollins defense that was among the most dominant in the conference. The Tars ranked second in the SSC with 0.88 goals allowed per game and a 0.85 goals against average. Biddinger and the Rollins defense posted eight shutouts, third best in the conference.
Herrera made a huge impact in his debut season at Saint Leo. He led the SSC with 11 goals and tied for second with 28 points. He also tied for eighth with six assists. Herrera notched three game-winning goals.
McCrath wins Coach of the Year honors after leading his team to a share of the SSC regular-season co-championship. McCrath’s Buccaneers sport a 10-2-3 overall record and a 6-1-1 conference slate. The Bucs were particularly formidable on defense, leading the league with 0.60 goals allowed per game and tying for first in the SSC with nine shutouts. Additionally, Barry ranked second with a 0.57 goals against average. McCrath’s recognition marks the fourth time he has been named Coach of the Year, with his last award coming in 2002.
Voting for the All-SSC men’s soccer team was conducted among the league’s men’s soccer coaches and sports information directors.
2010 ALL-SUNSHINE STATE CONFERENCE MEN’S SOCCER TEAM
F – Mark Anderson, Barry, Junior
F – Aly Hassan, Nova Southeastern, Senior
F – Lister Warren, Tampa, Senior
M – Zach Hofstetter, Florida Southern, Junior
M – Sascha Koettig, Barry, Senior
M – Gary Ogilvie, Florida Tech, Freshman
D – Thomas Biddinger, Rollins, Senior
D – Brian Fekete, Tampa, Sophomore
D – Ashley Holmes, Florida Southern, Sophomore
GK – Johnny Rodrigues, Barry, Sophomore
At-Large – Jack Clifford, Rollins, Senior
Player of the Year – Sascha Koettig, Barry
Offensive Player of the Year – Sascha Koettig, Barry
Defensive Player of the Year – Thomas Biddinger, Rollins
Freshman of the Year – Edgar Herrera, Saint Leo
Coach of the Year – Steve McCrath, Barry
F – Nicolas Garcia, Florida Tech, Senior
F – Jonathan Glenn, Saint Leo, Senior
F – Chase Neinken, Rollins, Senior
M – Bruce Cutler, Saint Leo, Senior
M – Nick Sowers, Rollins, Junior
M – Stephen Wright, Rollins, Senior
D – Matt Duffy, Eckerd, Sophomore
D – Joao Garcia, Barry, Junior
D – Scott Gordon, Lynn, Senior
D – Ryan Moon, Florida Tech, Senior
GK – Brentton Muhammad, Florida Tech, Freshman
GK – David Niepel, Tampa, Freshman
At-Large – Ryan Griffin, Tampa, Junior
F – Nick Robinson, Florida Tech, Junior
M – Kyle Conrad, Lynn, Senior
M – Craig Heenighan, Nova Southeastern, Senior