CONWAY, S.C.- Coastal Carolinas mens soccer team had two players selected to the 2005 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/adidas Scholar All-American Team, the organization announced this morning (Dec. 22).
Seniors Jordie Hughes (Victoria, B.C./Spectrum) and Joseph Kabwe (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe/Sakubva (Lindsey Wilson)) were both Third Team selections on the NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-American team for the first time. Hughes, who has a 3.41 grade-point average in business, was also a member of the Big Souths All-Academic team and was a First Team Academic All-District III selection by ESPN The Magazine earlier this year. Hughes led the Chanticleers with 29 points, 11 goals and seven assists this past campaign. At Coastal, Hughes scored 47 career goals to place second, while accumulating 120 career points, which ranked him fourth all-time. Additionally, he was a First Team All-Big South selection for the third consecutive season this year. Kabwe has a grade-point average of 3.55 in interdisciplinary studies and was an All-Big South Second Team selection and the MVP of the Big South Tournament this season. Both were also First Team selections on the NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-South Region Team.
The Big South Conference had three selected as Scholar All-Americans, as Radford goalkeeper Omar Zinoveev was a Second Team selection.
For the year, Coastal Carolina mens soccer team (11-9, 5-2 Big South) won its third consecutive Big South Tournament title and made it to the NCAA Tournament for the fifth consecutive season and seventh season overall.