August 19, 2014
Men's Soccer Ranked 9th Preseason, Stimson and Bonilla Earn Preseason Honors
ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – The Catawba Indians men's soccer team was picked ninth in the 2014 South Atlantic Conference preseason polls, announced by the conference office today. The Indians placed two players on the all-conference second team in Declan Stimson and Kenny Bonilla.
The Indians notched an 8-8-1 overall mark and was 4-6-1 in the SAC during their 2013 campaign.
Stimson was named to the all-SAC second team as a forward after finishing 2013 with seven goals and an assist. An honorable mention All-SAC performer, Stimson started in just five of his 17 matches played. Despite coming off the bench, Stimson led the team in goals scored while three of those were game winners.
Bonilla was awarded second team honors as a midfielder after completing 2013 with honorable mention all-SAC honors. Bonilla started in all 15 games that he played in last year and netted seven goals to tie Stimson for the team lead. Like Stimson, he tallied three game winners on the year and also added two assists.
The Carson-Newman Eagles, who are ranked No. 2 in the 2014 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) National Preseason Poll, were picked to lead the South Atlantic Conference in 2014. The Eagles finished 2013 playing in the NCAA D-II national championship game and picked up five first-place votes and 114 points from the panel in the 2014 poll.
For the first and second preseason teams, Wingate led the way with four on the first team, while Carson-Newman, Anderson, Coker and Queens had two players named to the first team. Lenoir-Rhyne wrapped up the first team with one selection.
Catawba will open up its 2014 South Atlantic Conference men's soccer season on Thursday, September 4th.
2014 South Atlantic Conference Men's Soccer Preseason Poll
Carson-Newman (5) 114
Wingate (6) 111
Queens (1) 105
Lincoln Memorial 86
Mars Hill 56
2014 Men's Soccer Preseason All-Conference
Peron Da Silva, Wingate
Ross Frame, Carson-Newman
Andre Carle, Anderson
Ben Jones, Lenoir-Rhyne
Shaun Gadsby, Wingate
Sindre Welo, Carson-Newman
Liam Gillsphey, Wingate
Tony Quiroz, Coker
Lars Zimmerman, Anderson
Fernando Bedoya, Coker
Victor Tozelli, Wingate
Gregorio Pestana, Queens
Montrell Morgan, Queens
Erik Suarez, Queens
Declan Stimson, Catawba
George Burne, Lincoln Memorial
Nico Noll, Carson-Newman
Yuri Passos, Lincoln Memorial
Leonardo Da Silva, Lincoln Memorial
Roberto Pimentel, Tusculum
Kenny Bonilla, Catawaba
Tim Holland Lenoir-Rhyne
Rurik Pereira, Carson-Newman
Alex Delpy, Anderson
Duncan Foster, Carson-Newman
Marcel Barwanietz, Lincoln Memorial
|Basketball (M) @ Winston-Salem St., 7:00|
Volleyball vs. WINSTON-SALEM ST. 1-3
Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 1)
Volleyball @ Queens 3-1
Swimming @ Emory Invite (Day 2) W-3rd;M-3rd
Cross Country @ NCAA II Southeast Regional W-12th;M-16th
Football vs. NEWBERRY 17-13
Volleyball @ Wingate 0-3
Volleyball vs. COKER 3-0
Basketball (M) vs. Francis Marion 70-72
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Volleyball @ Newberry 3-0
Football vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 24-20
Basketball (W) vs. Barton 49-58
Basketball (M) @ UNC Pembroke 67-91
Basketball (W) @ Fayetteville St. 46-69
Basketball (M) @ Albany State 77-69
Basketball (W) @ Bowie St. 58-66
Basketball (W) vs. CHOWAN 75-72
Basketball (M) @ Winston-Salem St. 7 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ UNC Wilmington (Exhib.) 4 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Queens 6 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Queens 8 p.m.
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