The men’s college soccer came to a close last week with the Virginia Cavaliers claiming yet another national championship.
The end of the campaign also marks the start of awards season with individual honors handed out. TopDrawerSoccer is unveiling the Best XI and players of the year on Monday, with the Top 100 players for freshman and upperclassmen to come on Tuesday.
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This year’s award winners both hail from the Right to Dream Academy. Joshua Yaro, the star center back for Georgetown, is the 2014 TopDrawerSoccer Player of the Year after leading the Hoyas to an Elite Eight appearance. Yaro was a key figure in the success of the Big East program this fall.
Abu Danladi, UCLA’s sensational striker, is the 2014 TopDrawerSoccer Freshman of the Year. Danladi was one of the best forwards in all of college soccer in his debut campaign and helped the Bruins reach the championship game.
Below is a full look at the TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI picks for freshmen and upperclassmen.
Player of the Year: Joshua Yaro, Georgetown
Freshman of the Year: Abu Danladi, UCLA
TopDrawerSoccer.com Postseason Best XI Teams
First TeamGK: Alex Bono, SyracuseD: Oumar Ballo, UMBCD: Joshua Yaro, GeorgetownD: Joseph Greenspan, NavyM: Sean Davis, DukeM: Eric Bird, VirginiaM: Cristian Roldan, WashingtonM: Leo Stolz, UCLAM: Fabian Herbers, CreightonF: Jordan Morris, StanfordF: Khiry Shelton, Oregon State
Second TeamGK: Tyler Miller, NorthwesternD: Brandon Vincent, StanfordD: Michael Amick, UCLAD: Boyd Okwuonu, North CarolinaM: Nick Besler, Notre DameM: Tanner Thompson, IndianaM: Patrick Hodan, Notre DameM: Jay Chapman, Michigan StateM: Connor Maloney, Penn StateF: Robert Kristo, Saint LouisF: Darwin Jones, Washington
Third TeamGK: Callum Irving, KentuckyD: Anthony Manning, Saint LouisD: Skylar Thomas, SyracuseD: Mark Ashby, HarvardM: Timo Pitter, CreightonM: Seth Casiple, CaliforniaM: Mael Corboz, MarylandM: Michael Gamble, Wake ForestM: Kyle Parker, CharlotteF: Guillermo Delgado, DelawareF: Brandon Allen, Georgetown
Freshman First TeamGK: Nils Leifhelm, Rhode IslandD: Cory Brown, XavierD: Sheldon Sullivan, VirginiaD: Tomas Hilliard-Arce, StanfordD: Tim Kubel, LouisvilleM: Arun Basuljevic, GeorgetownM: Jake Rozhansky, VirginiaM: Julian Buescher, SyracuseM: Lucas Stauffer, CreightonF: Abu Danladi, UCLAF: Timmy Mueller, Oregon State
Freshman Second TeamGK: Will Steiner, VillanovaD: Joshua Morton, CaliforniaD: Grant Lilliard, IndianaD: Chase Gasper, UCLAM: Axel Mendez, UC Santa BarbaraM: Corey Baird, StanfordM: Julian Zamora, CSU BakersfieldM: Sam Brown, HarvardF: Jason Wright, RutgersF: Seyi Adekoya, UCLAF: Mikkel Knudsen, South Carolina