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Wake Forest's Bone named TopDrawerSoccer player of the year

Published: November 22, 2009
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest junior midfielder Corben Bone was named Top Drawer Soccer’s Player of the Year, as announced on Thursday. Ike Opara, Zack Schilawski and Andy Lubahn also received accolades from Top Drawer Soccer.

Joining Bone on the first team was Opara, while Schilawski was named to the Honorable Mention Team of the Season. Lubahn was on the All-Rookie Second Team.

Wake Forest was one of three teams to put two players on the first team. Notre Dame and UCLA also had two players receive first team honors.

The 2009 ACC Offensive Player of the Year, Bone has scored two goals on the season and added 10 assists to rank fourth on the team with 14 points. He is tied for second in the Atlantic Coast Conference in assists. A 2009 M.A.C. Hermann Trophy candidate, Bone ranks 17th nationally in assists per game. For his career, he has 35 assists, ranking him second in school history.

A defender from Durham, N.C., Opara has helped the Demon Deacon defense to six shutouts on the season. The 2008 and 2009 ACC Defensive Player of the Year, Opara has also scored three goals and added an assist. The junior missed part of the 2009 season after representing the United States at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt.

Schilawski leads the ACC with 11 goals and 27 points on the season. The Cary, N.C., native earned first team All-ACC honors after scoring six goals in conference games and at least one goal in five of Wake’s final six regular season matches. A finalist for the 2009 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, Schilawski ranks third in school history with 37 goals and 92 points. He is also second in school annals with 95 career games played.

A forward from Erie, Pa., Lubahn has developed into one of the top freshmen attacking players in the country. Lubahn ranks second on the team with nine goals and is third with 18 points. He ranks in a tie for second in the ACC in goals as well. A 2009 All-ACC Freshman team choice, Lubahn ranks in a tie for second in school history for goals by a freshman.

Wake Forest is back in action on Sunday when it hosts either Charlotte or UNC-Wilmington in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Start time at Spry Stadium is set for 5 p.m. (ET).
 
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