CONWAY, S.C. Senior forward Joseph Ngwenya (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe/Provincial) was named to the 2003 First Team Academic All-America University Division Mens Soccer Team, as selected by CoSIDA, Monday, Nov. 24. Ngwenya also earned a spot on the first team in 2002 as a junior.
The computer science/math double major has not only led the team in scoring this season, recording 18 goals and 13 assists for 49 points, but leads the nation in points per game with 2.37 and is sixth in the nation in goals per game and assists per game.
At the Big South Conference Tournament, Ngwenya was named to the All-Tournament team and earned Most Valuable Player honors after leading Coastal to its seventh Big South title. Earlier this season, he received Tournament MVP accolades as he helped the squad to wins at both the Bradley Classic and Nike/Clemson Invitational.
Ngwenya has also earned top spots in Coastals record books this year, setting new shot, goal, and points records with his 290 shots, 63 goals, and 157 career points. He also stands tied at third in career assists with 31. He led the Big South this season in points, points per game, and game-winning goals, and ended the regular season tied for first in goals and assists.
The senior has led CCU to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, including this season. After defeating Davidson, 3-0, Friday night, the squad will face an ACC team in the second round for the second straight season, taking on North Carolina Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 3 p.m., in Chapel Hill.