BETHLEHEM, Pa. — The awards keep piling in for Lehigh men's soccer senior Mark Forrest, who has been named to the All-Atlantic Region First Team, announced by United Soccer Coaches on Wednesday.
Forrest had another stellar season capped off by winning his second straight Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year award, where he tallied eight goals and five assists for 21 points. He finishes his outstanding career with the Mountain Hawks with 41 career goals and 103 career points, second all-time in Lehigh and Patriot League history.
This is the second time Forrest has been named to the First Team after garnering honors in 2017. He was a Third Team selection in 2015, his freshman season.
The senior was also named a Senior CLASS Award finalist, which is given to the player who represents themselves as the 'total student-athlete.'
Forrest will leave Lehigh as one of the most decorated players in program history, leaving quite the legacy.
"I'm happy and proud of Mark for being selected to be on the All-Region First Team," said head coach Dean Koski. "It's well-deserved and one more honor that will help solidify his legacy as being one of the best forwards to play at Lehigh and in the Patriot League."
The Patriot League had seven representatives on the Atlantic Region First Team with four from Loyola, one from Colgate and one from Army, along with Forrest. Three players were named to the Second Team and three were named to the Third Team.
GK Chase Vosvick, So., Loyola University
D Zac McGraw, Jr., Army West Point
D Sean Nealis, Sr., Hofstra University
D Aram Ouligian, Sr., Colgate University
M Gabriel Carlson, Sr., Loyola University, Maryland
M Manuel Ferriol, Jr., James Madison University
M Barry Sharifi, Jr., Loyola University, Maryland
F Emil Elveroth, So., University of North Carolina-Wilmington
F Mark Forrest, Sr., Lehigh University
F Phillip Goodrum, Jr., University of North Carolina-Wilmington
F Brian Saramago, Jr., Loyola University, Maryland
GK Jacob Harris, Jr., Colgate University
D Jake Dengler, So., Loyola University, Maryland
D Preston Kilwien, Sr., Florida Gulf Coast University
D Mark Lindstrom, Jr., University of North Carolina-Wilmington
M Shak Adams, Jr., Florida Gulf Coast University
M Antonio Bustamante, Sr., College of William & Mary
M Mathias Ebbesen, Sr., Drexel University
M Yannick Franz, Sr., James Madison University
F O'Vonte Mullings, Fr., Florida Gulf Coast University
F Keenan O'Shea, Jr., Army West Point
F Logan Paynter, Sr., Lipscomb University
GK TJ Bush, So., James Madison University .
D Christian Clarke, Jr., Colgate University
D Luke Matthews, Jr., Elon University
D Thomas Shores, Sr., James Madison University
M Joel Bylander, Sr., University of North Carolina-Wilmington
M Fernando Casero, Jr., James Madison University
M Oliver Harris, Sr., Colgate University
M Kevin Mendoza, Sr., Liberty University
F Ryder Bell, Sr., College of William & Mary
F Harry Swartz, Sr., Northeastern University
F Jacob Williams, Fr., United States Naval Academy
*Patriot League Selections in Italics