Sohrweide Earns First-Team All-America HonorsDecember 1, 2011
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the second time in his stellar career, Anderson University forward Lasse Sohrweide has been named to the 2011 Daktronics NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer All-America First Team, as announced early Thursday morning.
Sohrweide led Division II with 47 points on 17 goals and 13 assists, while helping lead the Trojans to the 2011 South Atlantic Conference regular-season title and their second straight SAC tournament championship en route to notching their third consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament. Anderson won 16 of its last 18 matches, setting a new school record for wins, with 17.
The native of Flensberg, Germany claimed Southeast Region Player of the Year and SAC Player of the Year recognition honors for the second straight year, while also earning SAC All-Conference First-team accolades. The senior forward led the SAC in points, goals, match-winners, and assists, while ranking first in the nation in points, second in the nation in assists and fifth in goals scored. He wrapped up his career with 59 goals and 35 assists.
Sohrweide was also named to the Conference All-Tournament team, while AU wrapped up the season ranked 15th in the nation in scoring offense and seventh in total goals scored.
Senior forward Mark Anderson of Barry (Fla.) University was named the Ron Lenz National Player of the Year. Anderson, of Durham, England, leads Division II with 21 goals and ranks second with 46 points. The South Region Player of the Year finished his four-year career with 59 goals and 150 points.
Joining Sohrweide and Anderson at the other first-team forward spots are sophomore Tesho Akindele of Colorado School of Mines and senior Chance Bukoski of Hawaii Pacific. Akindele and Sohrweide also made the Daktronics All-America first team last year. Akindele collected 16 goals and 43 points. Bukoski finished with 18 goals and 44 points.
Senior defender Tom Reilly of national semifinalist Franklin Pierce (N.H.) was selected to the first team for the second year in a row. He is joined on the first team by teammate Diego Tabares, a senior midfielder for the Ravens. Seattle Pacific (Wash.) also placed two players on the first team in senior midfielder Tyler Schultz and junior defender Jon Pearman. Schultz ranks among the national leaders with 16 goals.
Juniors Rob Vincent of Charleston (W.Va.) and Joseph Toby of Flagler (Fla.) earned first-team midfielder spots. Vincent scored 27 points on nine goals and nine assists. Toby posted 30 points on 11 goals and eight assists. The remaining first-team defenders are senior Fabian Kling of national semifinalist Fort Lewis (Colo.) and senior Taylor Rivas of Cal State Los Angeles.
Rounding out the first team is sophomore goalkeeper Ryan Bass of Rockhurst (Mo.). Bass leads Division II keepers in goals against average (0.33) and ranks second in save percentage (.885) while posting 14 shutouts.
Sports information directors from NCAA Division II schools and conferences sponsoring men’s soccer selected the Daktronics All-America teams. The process begins at the regional level with all first team All-Region picks advancing to the national ballot. This is the sixth year Daktronics has sponsored the NCAA Division II men’s soccer All-America and All-Region teams.
The team is sponsored by Daktronics, Inc., an acknowledged world leader in scoring, timing and programmable display systems for virtually every sport at every level of competition. The team is voted on by the NCAA Division II members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (D2SIDA), with the online nomination and
voting process powered by ATHLETICSITE.COM.
2011 Daktronics NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer All-America First Team
Pos. Name School Class Hometown
GK Ryan Bass Rockhurst (Mo.) So. Jackson, Mo.
F Tesho Akindele* Colorado School of MinesSo. Thornton, Colo.
F Mark Anderson#^ Barry (Fla.) Sr. Durham, England
F Chance Bukoski Hawaii Pacific Sr. Kapaa, Hawaii
F Lasse Sohrweide*Anderson Sr. Flensberg, Germany
MF Tyler Schultz Seattle Pacific (Wash.) Sr. Scottsdale, Ariz.
MF Diego Tabares^ Franklin Pierce (N.H.) Sr. Seekonk, Mass.
MF Joseph Toby Flagler (Fla.) Jr. Freetown, Sierra Leone
MF Rob Vincent% Charleston (W.Va.) Jr. Liverpool, England
D Fabian Kling^ Fort Lewis (Colo.) Sr. Augsburg, Germany
D Jon Pearman Seattle Pacific (Wash.) Jr. Glendale, Ariz.
D Tom Reilly* Franklin Pierce (N.H.) Sr. Wallasey, England
D Taylor Rivas Cal State Los Angeles Sr. Lancaster, Calif.
#2011 Daktronics NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer Player of the Year
*Repeat first team selections from 2010
%Second team selection in 2010
^Third team selections in 2010
2011 Daktronics NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer All-America Second Team
Pos. Name School Class Hometown
GK Ryan Wirth Fort Lewis (Colo.) Sr. Bayfield, Colo.
F Terry Gibbs Bloomfield (N.J.) Sr. London, England
F Scott Grode Metro State (Colo.) Sr. Gilbert, Ariz.
F Mark Magee Rockhurst (Mo.) So. Evesham, England
F Erik Pajunk Barton (N.C.) So. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
MF Nathan Fitzgerald* Midwestern State (Texas)Sr. Wichita Falls, Texas
MF Felix Horn Nyack (N.Y.) So. Haille, Germany
MF Alex Nass Colorado School of MinesJr. Sao Paulo, Brazil
MF Greg Shertzer Lock Haven (Pa.) Sr. Lebanon, Pa.
D Berekk Blackwell Fort Lewis (Colo.) Sr. Scottsdale, Ariz.
D Kyle Miller Rockhurst (Mo.) Sr. Overland Park, Kan.
D Ryan Spence* Midwestern State (Texas)Sr. Decatur, Texas
D Clayton Ulmer Bridgeport (Conn.) So. Hamden, Conn.
*First team selections in 2010