CCU soccer nets 4 players on All-South Atlantic Team

The Coastal Carolina men’s soccer team’s surprisingly strong season is over, but the accolades keep rolling in for the Chanticleers.

Cyprian Hedrick, Pedro Ribeiro, Ashton Bennett and Scott Angevine were named to the 2011 NCAA Men’s Division I All-South Atlantic Team by the NSCAA. Hedrick, Ribeiro and Bennett were named to the first team while Angevine received second team honors.

Bennett is among 15 semifinalists for the 2011 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, the highest individual honor in intercollegiate soccer. He tallied an NCAA-leading 23 goals, including nine game-winners.

The Big South Attacking Player of the Year finished the season ranked first in three offensive categories including total goals (23), total points (53.0) and points per game (2.41) as well as second in goals per game (1.05). Nationally, Bennett also ranks 47th with seven assists on the year and 99th in assists per game (.32).

The Claredon, Jamaica, native posted seven multi-goal games during the 2011 campaign, including hat tricks against Richmond and Liberty. He was named the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Player of the Week during the week of Oct. 24 in addition to being named to its National Team of the Week on three occasions. Bennett was also named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week twice this season. Additionally, was named the MVP of the Virginia Commonwealth and Coastal Carolina tournaments.

Hedrick was named Big South Defensive Player of the Year in addition to being named to First Team All-Big South. He was tabbed to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week as Coastal defeated then 16th-ranked Virginia Commonwealth and George Washington. The Friendswood, Texas native helped the Chanticleer defense hold opponents to only 0.90 goals per game and a 9.7% shot percentage.

In addition to being named First Team All-Big South Ribeiro led the team with eight assists, which was good enough for 20th in the national rankings. Ribeiro ranked second on the team in total points (26), goals (9) and tied for the team lead with seven assists. He was tabbed to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week and Big South Player of the Week. The sophomore from Bello Horizonte, Brazil also recorded two game-winning goals for the Chants.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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