MEN'S SOCCER’S SAPONG RECEIVES TOP CAA HONOR
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From CAA Reports
WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Nov. 11, 2010 -- James Madison senior forward CJ Sapong (Manassas, Va./Forest Park) was selected as the 2010 Colonial Athletic Association men's soccer Player of the Year in voting by the league's head coaches.
The award was presented Thursday night on the eve of the semifinals of the CAA Men's Soccer Championship in Williamsburg, Va.
Sapong was one of the nation's top offensive threats this season, leading the CAA and ranking third in NCAA Division I with 33 points. He shared the CAA lead in goals (12) and game-winning goals (4) and also topped the conference with nine assists. Sapong finished his JMU career ranked fifth all-time in points (95), seventh in goals (37) and fourth in game-winning goals (12).
He is the first JMU player since 1994 to receive CAA Player of the Year honors.
Sapong was named to the All-CAA First Team, while sophomore midfielder Paul Wyatt (Modbury, England/Ivybridge) won All-CAA Second-Team recognition. Wyatt tied for second on the JMU team in goals (5) and points (13).
Sapong is the first JMU men's soccer player to win All-CAA First Team honors for four seasons. Wyatt received all-conference honors for the second year; he was an All-CAA Third-Team selection in 2009.
Also receiving top men's soccer honors from the conference were Hofstra freshman back Shaun Foster, who was chosen as the CAA Defensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year, and William and Mary's Chris Norris, who was voted as the CAA Coach of the Year.
Foster anchored a Hofstra back line that allowed 12 goals in 11 conference matches and posted six shutouts.
Norris earned CAA Coach of the Year honors for the first time after guiding William and Mary to its first place in the league for the first time since 2002.
CAA Men's Soccer Players of the Year from JMU
1989, Chris Simon (M)
1991, Ivan Sampson (F)
1993, Brent Bennett (F)
1994, Kaarlo Kankkunen (M)
2010, CJ Sapong (F)
2010 All-CAA Men's Soccer Team
(Selected by CAA Men's Soccer Coaches)
2010 CAA Player of the Year: CJ Sapong, James Madison
2010 CAA Defensive Player of the Year: Shaun Foster, Hofstra
2010 CAA Rookie of the Year: Shaun Foster, Hofstra
2010 CAA Coach of the Year: Chris Norris, William and Mary
Player, School, Cl., Pos., Hometown/Previous School
C.J. Gehin-Scott, Virginia Commonwealth, Sr., F, Chesapeake, Va./Hickory
Alan Koger, William and Mary#, Sr., F, Spencer, Va./Magna Vista
CJ Sapong, James Madison*, Sr., F, Manassas, Va./Forest Park
Nathaniel Baako, William and Mary*, Sr., M, Accra, Ghana/Winneba
Marco Mangione, Towson#, Sr., M, Parkville, Md./Calvert Hall
Ernesto Marquez, George Mason%, Sr., M, Woodbridge, Va./Woodbridge
Lucas Paulini, Virginia Commonwealth, Sr., M, Buenos Aires, Argentina/Goethe
Derek Buckley, William and Mary, Sr., D, Wilmington, Del./Tatnall
Shaun Foster, Hofstra, Fr., D, Southport, England/Stanley
Indy Smith, UNC Wilmington*, Sr., D, Black Mountain, N.C./Asheville
Evan Newton, Old Dominion%, Sr., G, Virginia Beach, Va./Edison Academic Ctr.
Gideon Asante, Old Dominion, Fr., F, Sunyani, Ghana/Shattuck-St. Mary's Acad.
Olakunle Banjo, Towson, Fr., F, Upper Marlboro, Md./Largo
Mike Kennedy, Northeastern%, Jr., F, Lynnfield, Mass./Lynnfield
Evans Frimpong, Delaware, Jr., M, Accra, Ghana/Accra/UT-Brownsville
Nathan Page, Drexel, So., M, Norwich, England/Taverham
Jon Scheer, Delaware, Sr., M, West Windsor, N.J./West Windsor Plainsboro So.
Paul Wyatt, James Madison%, So., M, Modbury, England/Ivybridge
Santiago Bedoya, Northeastern*, Sr., D, Weston, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas
Matt Sanford, Northeastern%, Sr., D, Princeton, N.J./Hun School
Eric Zuehsow, George Mason, Jr., D, Ashburn, Va./Broad Run
Vincent Foermer, Georgia State, So., G, Seevetal, Germany/Gymnasium Meckelfeld
Jason Johnson, Virginia Commonwealth, Fr., F, Saint Anne, Jamaica/Manchester
Yasser Majiluf, Georgia State, So., F, Santiago, Chile/Colegio Cumbres
Jake Van Yahres, Virginia Commonwealth, Sr., F, Charlottesville, Va./Charlottesville
Ben Anderson, William and Mary, So., M, Mechanicsville, Va./Atlee
Etienne Boulanger, UNC Wilmington, So., M, Ste-Julie, Quebec/Champlain College St. Lambert
Eber Martinez, George Mason, Jr., M, Woodbridge, Va./Gar-Field
Jordan LeBlanc, Old Dominion, So., M, Haverford, Pa./The Haverford School
Michael DiNuzzo, William and Mary, Sr., D, Woodbridge, Va./Osbourn Park
Thomas Huepper, Virginia Commonwealth, Sr., D, Olpe, Germany/St. Franziskus Gynasium Olpe
Darren O'Connor, Delaware, Jr., D, Cork, Ireland/Cholasite Cholim
Brock Duckworth, UNC Wilmington#, Sr., G, Parker, Texas/Plano East
Andrew McAdams, William & Mary, Sr., GK, Palm Harbor, Fla./Berkeley Prep
* - All-CAA First Team in 2009
# - All-CAA Second Team in 2009
% - All-CAA Third Team in 2009