JMU Men's Soccer Team Awards Announced
HARRISONBURG, Va., April 29, 2011 -- The James Madison University men's soccer team awards for the 2010 season have been announced.
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Senior CJ Sapong (Manassas, Va./Forest Park) received the team's most valuable offensive player award for the fourth year in a row. Last fall Sapong led the Colonial Athletic Association and ranked among the leading NCAA Division I players in scoring with 33 points. He shared the CAA lead in goals (12) and game-winning goals (4) and also topped the conference with nine assists.
Redshirt senior Jonathan Smithgall (Fairfax Station, Va./Lake Braddock) was presented the team's most valuable defensive player award for the third year in a row. In 2010 Smithgall anchored a JMU defense that recorded a 1.23 goals-against average and recorded six shutouts.
Freshman Steven Mashinski (Fairfax, Va./Chantilly) was voted the team's Rookie of the Year. He played in all 18 of JMU's games and was the third on the team in assists with four.
The Justin Armitage Coaches Award was presented to senior David Sanford (Fredericksburg, Va./Chancellor). The honor, voted by the coaching staff, is named in memory of former JMU player Justin Armitage.
Senior Tom Pollock (Powder Springs, Ga./Harrison) received the Michael J. Frye Memorial Award, which honors a player who represents the personal characteristics of former JMU player Mike Frye.