Dec. 30, 2009
Coastal Carolina men’s soccer alum Joseph Ngwenya was named to College Soccer News All-Decade Second Team, the publication announced recently.
During his time at Coastal, Ngwenya tallied 66 career goals and 164 points. Ngwenya currently holds eight Coastal Carolina single-season and career records, which includes all scoring records. The Zimbabwe native led the nation in scoring in both 2002 and 2003. Ngwenya received various honors, including runner-up for the Hermann Trophy, Soccer America Player of the Year, Soccer Times National Player of the Year, two-time NSCAA All-American, NSCAA and CoSIDA Academic All-American, Big South Male Athlete of the Year, and two-time Big South Men’s Soccer Player of the Year. Ngwenya scored eight game winning goals, including the game-winner in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Davidson. He also helped the Chants past North Carolina to make it to the NCAA Tournament’s “Sweet Sixteen.” Ngwenya was drafted third in the overall in the 2004 MLS Superdraft by the L.A. Galaxy.
Ngwenya was recently named to the Big South Top-25 “Best of the Best” moments in 2008, and was inducted to the Coastal Carolina Sasser Hall of Fame in 2009.