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Seven earn All-America status

December 14, 2010 | 1:53 pm No comments
By Shaun Schafer

Three Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference players were named first team All-Americans, and a total of seven players from the conference made it on to one of the three teams.

Midfielders Chike Sullivan, from Colorado School of Mines, and Steven Emory, from Metro State College of Denver, along with Mines forward Tesho Akindele made the first team.

Regis University defender Nathan Kafer picked up second team honors, while Mines ‘keeper Manville Strand, Regis defender Gary Cole and Fort Lewis College defender Fabian Kling made the third team.

A trio of players earned the All‐America recognition for a second time in their careers with the Monday announcement of the 2010 NSCAA/Performance Subaru NCAA Men’s Division II All‐America Team. Steven Beattie (Northern Kentucky/Skerries, Ireland), Kyle Ciliento (Grand Canyon/Phoenix, Ariz.) and Rob Vincent (University of Charleston/Liverpool, England) gained the honor for the second time.

Colorado School of Mines and Franklin Pierce University each placed three players on the squad, while Cal State San Bernardino, Regis University and Rollins College each had two representatives.

The players will be honored at the annual All‐America Luncheon, to be held at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 15, as part of the 2011 NSCAA Convention.

 2010 NSCAA/Performance Subaru NCAA Men’s Division II AllAmerica Teams

FIRST TEAM

Pos., Player, Class, School, Hometown

K, Tanner Olinger, So., Cal State San Bernardino, Vancouver, Wash.

D, Tom Reilly, Jr, Franklin Pierce University, Wallasey, England

D, Igor Lukic, Sr., Clayton State University, Sabac, Serbia

D, Thomas Biddinger, Sr., Rollins College, Palm Harbor, Fla.

M, Chike Sullivan , Jr., Colorado School of Mines, San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago

M, Steven Beattie*, Sr., Northern Kentucky University, Skerries, Ireland

M, Steven Emory , Sr., Metro State University, Fort Collins, Colo.

F, Tesho Akindele, Fr., Colorado School of Mines, Thornton, Colo.

F, Obi Agwu, Sr., Cal State San Bernardino, Alta Loma, Calif.

F, Ferid Celosmanovic, Jr., Cal State Chico, Brco, Bosnia

F, Kyle Ciliento*, So., Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Ariz.

 

SECOND TEAM

K, Patrick McNamee, Jr., Missouri Univ. of Science and Technology, Fenton, Mo.

D, Jack Clifford, Sr., Rollins College, London, England

D, Christoph Hampel , Sr., Mercyhurst College, Berlin, Germany

D, Paul Templeton, Jr, Southern Connecticut State University, Salt Coats, Scotland

M, Johan Bergfeld, Jr., Flagler College, Akers Styckebruk, Sweden

M, Rob Vincent* , So., University of Charleston (W.Va.), Liverpool, England

M, Sascha Koettig, Sr., Barry University, Berlin, Germany

F, Nathan Kafer , Sr., Regis University, Erie, Colo.

F, Bradley Barraclough, Sr., Bellarmine University, Lincoln, England

F, Paul Latiff, Jr., Franklin Pierce University, Newcastle, England

F, Cristobal Montes, Jr., Notre Dame de Namur University, Fremont, Calif.

 

THIRD TEAM

K, Manville Strand , So., Colorado School of Mines, Las Vegas, Nev.

D, Gary Cole , Sr., Regis University, Englewood, Colo.

D, Fabian Kling , Jr., Fort Lewis College, Augsburg, Germany

D, Ryan Hall, Sr., Sonoma State University, Trabuco Canyon, Calif.

D, Vladimir Milosavljevic, Jr, Dowling College, Lucani, Serbia

D, Clifford Spence, Jr., Midwestern State University, Decatur, Texas

M, James Livingston, Sr., Ashland University, Aughton, England

M, Diego Tabares, Jr, Franklin Pierce University, Seekonk, Mass.

M, Michael Adam, Sr, Southern New Hampshire University, Ludlow, Mass.

F, Afrim Latifif , Sr., Gannon University, Erie, Pa.

F, Ashton Campbell, Jr., Tiffin University, Luton, England

F, Chance Bukoski, Jr., Hawaii Pacific University, Kappa, Hawaii

F, Luis Gonzalez, Jr., Cal Poly Pomona, Long Beach, Calif.

*indicates prior selection

 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference players listed in bold

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