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Men's college team and players of the season

Published: November 19, 2009

Wake Forest midfielder Corben Bone (pictured on front) is the TopDrawerSoccer.com Player of the Season, announced Thursday as part of the 2009 TDS Men’s College Soccer Team of the Season.

The TDS All-Rookie Team was also announced, with UCLA’s Amobi Okugo headlining the first-year players by being named TDS Rookie of the Season.

UCLA men's colleg esoccer player Amobi Okugo.UCLA's Amobi Okugo, our Freshman of the Season. Photo courtesy of UCLA Athletics.
Bone serves as a reminder that soccer is not in essence a statistical game. His playmaking and possession-oriented work in the center of the park is the envy of nearly any team in college soccer and beyond. Bone’s vision and tenacity combined to help make him the ACC Player of the Year and an ongoing subject of interest from the professional soccer ranks.

He is joined on the TDS 1st team by stalwart defender and teammate Ike Opara, who performed both in the back line and in midfield despite missing part of the season to be at the FIFA U20 World Cup for the United States.

Notre Dame and UCLA were the other two programs with two players on the 1st team. Programs with multiple players in the overall team include #1 and undefeated Akron, Connecticut, Louisville, Maryland and Northwestern.

An athletic holding midfield, Okugo adds speed and strength to his team’s spine, serving as a vital hub in a possession and attacking-oriented style of play. He helped the Bruins to a 10-3-4 regular season record and a bye into the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament. UCLA will host the winner of Loyola Marymount vs. Sacramento State on Sunday.


2009 Men’s College Soccer Team of the Season

1st Team
GK Brian Perk, UCLA
D Kwame Watson-Siriboe, Connecticut
D Ike Opara, Wake Forest
M Corben Bone, Wake Forest
M Michael Thomas, Notre Dame
M Kyle Nakazawa, UCLA
F Bright Dike, Notre Dame
F Danny Mwanga, Oregon State
F Andrew Hoxie, William & Mary(m)
F Teal Bunbury, Akron
F Irving Garcia, UC Irvine
 2nd Team
GK Zac MacMath, Maryland
D Phil Edginton, Louisville
D Mark Blades, Northwestern
D Bobby Warshaw, Stanford
M Toni Stahl, Connecticut
M Ashley McInnes, Tulsa
M JC Banks, Wisconsin-Green Bay
F Andre Akpan, Harvard
F Matt Eliason, Northwestern
F Darlington Nagbe, Akron
F Will Bruin, Indiana
 3rd Team
GK Jeff Attinella, South Florida
D Doug Verhoff, Ohio State
D AJ Soares, California
D Ryan Peterman, San Diego
M Michael Farfan, North Carolina
M Danny Barrera, UC Santa Barbara
F Jason Herrick, Maryland
F Colin Rolfe, Louisville
F Sverre Wegge Gundhus, St. John's
F Sam Maheu, St. Bonaventure
F Garrett Webb, Drake


Honorable Mention
Avery Steinlage, Michigan State; Austin Guerrero, Portland; Richard Martinez, Hofstra; Indy Smith, UNC Wilmington; Tim Ream, St. Louis(m); Anthony Ampaipitakwong, Akron; Corey Hertzog, Penn State; Ryan Kinne, Monmouth; Michael Seamon, Villanova; Isaac Kissi, Dayton; Austin Neil, Tulsa; Two Boys Gumede, UAB; Mauro Fuzetti, Michigan; Steffen Vroom, DePaul; Zach Schilawski, Wake Forest; Alan Sanchez, NC State
 
Player of the Season: Corben Bone, Wake Forest

2009 All Rookie Team
(Freshmen are not eligible for the Team of the Season)

All Rookie 1st Team
GK Justin Luthy, Boston College
D Andrew Wenger, Duke
D Eric Schoenle, West Virginia
M Alex Sweetin, St. Louis(m)
M Machael David, UC Santa Barbara
M Amobi Okugo, UCLA
M Will Bates, Virginia
F Carlos Alvarez, Connecticut
F Chris Hegngi, Ohio State
F Don Anding, Northeastern
F Adam Jahn, Stanford
 All Rookie 2nd Team
GK David Meves, Akron
D Taylor Kemp, Maryland
D Matt Wiet, Indiana
M Jonathan Prieto, UC Irvine
M Dion Acoff, Creighton
M Dillon Powers, Notre Dame
F Andy Lubahn, Wake Forest
F Ryan Finley, Duke
F Etienne Boulanger, UNC Wilmington
F Jennings Rex, Charlotte
F Hasani Sinclair, South Florida


Honorable Mention
Larry Jackson, Santa Clara; TJ Nelson, SMU; Patrick Wallen, San Diego; Alex Tarnoczi, Denver; Jossimar Sanchez, Connecticut; Kyle Schickel, Northwestern; Chris Thomas, Elon; Mike Reidy, Colgate; Zarek Valentin, Akron


Rookie of the Season: Amobi Okugo, UCLA

 
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