July 16, 2013
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina men's soccer standout Pedro Ribeiro has been named a College Soccer News Preseason All-American, as announced by the online publication on Tuesday. Ribeiro, a rising senior, was named to the publication's second team.
Ribeiro joins Ashton Bennett as the second Chanticleer in as many years to earn Preseason All-American honors from College Soccer News. Ribeiro enters his senior campaign as one of Coastal's stalwarts in the midfield having notched 51 starts and 63 appearances in his three seasons as a Chanticleer. Ribeiro is a two-time Big South first team selection and earned All-Southeast Region honors from the NSCAA in both 2011 and 2012. The 6-foot-3 midfielder was also named to the MAC Hermann trophy Watch List prior to the 2012 season. In addition, Ribeiro is one of Coastal's six NSCAA All-Americans, earning third team honors following his sophomore season.
Ribeiro finished the 2012 season with five goals and 10 assists for 20 points despite missing four games in the middle of the season with an injury. In 2012 the Belo Horizonte, Brazil, native notched a pair of game winners for the Chants, including a late goal in Coastal's 1-0 win at Gardner-Webb. He also recorded a pair of goals in Coastal's 3-nil NCAA Tournament First Round win over Elon.
In Ribeiro's three seasons at Coastal, the Chanticleers own a 50-15-4 record and have won a Big South Conference tournament championship and two regular season titles. Additionally, Ribeiro has led Coastal to a total of six rounds of NCAA Tournament play spread across his three campaigns.
Ribeiro and the Chanticleers open preseason training in early August before facing Old Dominion and Clemson in exhibition matches. The regular season commences on Aug. 30 at Wake Forest.