This massive group of soccer coaches has named a pair of local players to this list. NCAA D III player from East Hampton Nick West plays for Messiah College. The Youth Boys player is no surprise as Giovani Reyna of NYCFC was tagged to that great honor.read
Here we have the winners from NCAA, NAIA, NCCAA, & JUCO soccer programs, 11 of the 14 were the natiohnal or divisional winners in 20018 & 2 more getting to the national semis.
2018 National Staffs of the Year:
NCAA DI men: St Mary's, CA
NCAA DI women: Georgetown
NCAA DII men: Barry U.
NCAA DII women: University of Bridgeport
NCAA DIII men: Tufts U.
NCAA DIII women: Washington U., MO
NAIA men: Central Methodist U.
NAIA women: EIll Carey U.
NCCAA men:Southwestern Christian U.read
With the same criteria as the other Scholar All-Americans we named earlier today there are a pair with local ties to be named in DI. From a line of soccer players in his family, Hofstra Senior Defender, Sean Nealis of Massapequa was selected with his almost perfect 3.7 in the demanding Accounting program out of Hofstra. Columbia also had one Lion maned or rather named, Dylan Castanheira possibly a student of former USSF prez., Sunil Gulati in being an Economics student carrying a 3.43 GPA.read
Today the last few candidates for these high honors in the Men's & Women's game have been selected. For the Women's game it will come down to Jordan DiBiasi a Sr. mid. for Stanford, CO her teammate sophmore forward Catarina Macario of San Diego & Georgetown senior forward out of CT Caitlin Farrell. On the Men's side it is between Indiana senior back Andrew Gutman from IL, U. of Denver senior forward Andre Shinyashiki of SP Brazil and UK junior forward JJ Williams of AL. This award is awarded on Jan. 4 at the banquet in the Missouri Aathletic Club, St. Louis.read
Two Juniors on the Loyola University of Maryland Men's Soccer Team made the 3rd team for 2018. Midfielder out of Jericho, Barry Sharifi and from New Hyde Park forward Brian Saramago. There was one other from NY, from the Bronx and Wake Forest University, sophmore Omir Fernandez. These announcements were made as we had informed on the eve of the College Cup semis in Santa Barbara Ca. one-sixth of these players will be participating in this round of the NCAA's.read