CONWAY, S.C. Senior forward Joseph Ngwenya (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe/Provincial) added another honor to his resume as he was named a member of College Sports Televisions (CSTV) inaugural Mens Soccer All-America Team.
Ngwenya, who has already earned his degree in computer science and carries a 3.49 grade point average, led the nation in scoring with 21 goals and 56 points this season. He has been selected as one of the top three players in the nation as he was voted a finalist for the Missouri Athletic Clubs Hermann Trophy, and also earned a spot on the National Soccer Coaches Associations (NSCAA) Scholar All-America team. Ngwenya was tabbed as the 2003 Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was also an NSCAA/adidas All-America and All-Southeast Region selection. The senior earned Big South Conference Player of the Year for the second straight season, as well as first team Academic All-American and All-Big South for the second consecutive time. He also garnered Tournament MVP honors at the Big South Tournament, the Bradley Classic, and the Nike/Clemson Invitational. This season, Ngwenya broke Coastals career shot, points, and goal records and netted eight game-winning goals, including the game-winner in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Davidson.
The winner of the Missour Athletic Clubs Hermann Trophy, the highest individual honor in intercollegiate soccer, will be announced Friday, Jan. 9, at a banquet and news conference in St. Louis, Mo.