The Liberty Flames men's soccer team has announced the addition of six All-Americans to its roster for the 2016-17 academic school year. Three of the additions earned High School All-American status, while the other three will transfer to Liberty after receiving the honor during their collegiate careers.
Corban Crosley, Shalom Dutey and Rigoberto Rojas were each named an All-American during their prep careers.
Crosley, a forward, comes to Liberty after competing in the Premier Division of the US Youth Soccer Association with the Highland Football Club (HFC).
Crosley was a member of the 1997 North Carolina Olympic Development Program (ODP) team, making it to the Region pool in 2013. He was a member of four State Cup finalists (2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016), winning the State Cup twice in 2012 and 2015.
Hailing from Asheville, N.C., he earned NCSAA All-American second team honors his senior year at Asheville Christian Academy (ACA), captaining his team to the 2015 NCISAA 2A State Championship. The forward was twice named to all-conference, all-state and all-region teams.
While Attending ACA, Crosley posted a 4.5 GPA and earned National Spanish Exam (NSE) honorable mention.
Dutey, a defender, will arrive at Liberty after a standout career at the One7 Academy and Garinger High School. In three seasons of prep soccer, the defender posted 58 points, scoring 21 goals and assisting on 16 others.
The Charlotte, N.C., native was named to all-conference, all-state and all-region teams and as a High School All-American in 2015. After the season, he was named to the 2015 High School All-American Game, representing the East team. Dutey was recognized after the game as one of the Best XI in the game.
Rojas, a forward, joins Liberty after playing with the Chicago Fire and at Hinsdale High School. This past season, the forward produced 18 goals and six assists, helping Hinsdale finish 18-2-1. He was also named to the NSCAA High School All-America team and participated in the High School All-American Game for the West team. He was recognized after the game as one of the Best XI in the game and received the MVP honor for the West.
A native of Hinsdale, Ill., the forward has been a member of both the U.S. Under-15 and Under-17 National Teams. He has had international experience traveling to play in Holland and Mexico.
Rojas was a member of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Champion U17/18 Division Champion Chicago Fire in 2015. Topdrawersoccer listed the forward as the 94th best player in the nation and ranked him as a 4-star recruit. In addition, he has been ranked among the top 150 players in both collegesoccernews and owhentheyanks.
Those three will joined by transfers Tresor Mbuyu, Edgardo Reyes and Pepe Segarra, who all earned All-America honors in the collegiate ranks.
Mbuyu, a forward, comes to Liberty from Trinity Baptist, where he helped lead the Eagles to the 2015 NCCAA Division II national title, earning several awards. During Trinity Baptist's championship run, the forward was selected to the NCCAA Division II All-Tournament Team and was named the National Championship Game MVP. At season's end, he was also selected the NSCAA Division II Men's National Player of the Year and to the NSCAA/NCCAA All-America first team. In 19 games, Mbuyu scored 23 goals.
Before attending Trinity Baptist, the Charlotte, N.C., native attended the One7 Academy and Garinger High School. In two years of high school soccer competition, the forward scored 91 goals and assisted on 37 goals in 44 games.
Mbuyu earned all-conference, all-state and all-region honors during his time at Garinger. In addition, he was twice named the Charlotte Observer Player of the Year and was the North Carolina State Player of the Year.
The Charlotte, N.C., native was MVP of the NCCA and the Clash of the Carolinas games. He also competed in the High School All American game with the East team. He also was named to the NSCAA and Topdrawersoccer All-America first teams for the 2014-15 season.
Reyes, a defender, arrives at Liberty after two seasons at Iowa Western Community College. During his time with the Reivers, he started 43 of 45 contests, scoring eight goals and assisting on seven others from his defensive position. Iowa Western participated in the national tournament in each of his two seasons with the program, finishing third in 2014.
Hailing from Gaudalupe, Mexico, Reyes was selected to the Academic All-Region XI and NJCAA National All-Tournament teams in 2014. Last season, he served as the captain, earning NSCAA All-Region XI first team and NSCAA All-American first team honors.
Reyes competed for the Monterrey Futbol Club at U-17 and U-20 levels.
Segarra, a midfielder, joins Liberty after two years at West Virginia Tech. The midfielder started 27 of 33 matches during his time with the Golden Bears. He collected 14 goals and 13 assists.
In 2015, the native of Castellon, Spain was a KIAC All-Conference first team selection and earned NAIA All-America and USCAA All-America honorable mentions. During his first season, the Golden Bears won the USCAA National Championship.
Segarra is a product of CD Castellon Division de Honor. He started 24 and played in 30 matches during his time with the team.