GA Southern Place Five on All-Sun Belt Men's Soccer

Five Eagles Voted All-Sun Belt Men's Soccer
Emmanuel Raji, Jeremy Rector and Chase Park claim first team honors

BOONE, N.C. – Georgia Southern Men's Soccer placed five student-athletes on the Sun Belt All-Conference teams as announced on Wednesday evening. The all-conference selections and individual award winners were chosen in a vote by the league's six head coaches and announced at the league's pre-tournament banquet.

Emmanuel Raji (Senior - Lawrenceville, Ga.), Jeremy Rector (Junior - Duluth, Ga.) and Chase Park (Senior – Peachtree City, Ga.) picked up All-Sun Belt Conference First Team honors. Park was a second-team selection last season while Raji picked up first team honors for the second-straight season.

Raji shared the team lead with four goals this season while Rector scored three goals with two assists from his spot in the midfield. Park has been a steadfast part of the Eagle defense, playing 12 matches at center back, helping to record five shutouts.

Nick Wells (Sophomore – Stockbridge, Ga.) and Jack Falle (Senior – Lilburn, Ga.) were named second team All-Sun Belt Conference. Falle earns his second-straight All-Conference nod this season.

Wells leads the Georgia Southern offense in points with two goals and six assists. Both goals came in the win over Belmont on Sept. 20. Falle has recorded five shutouts in goal for the Eagles while playing nearly every minute of the season in goal.

Georgia Southern opens the 2015 Sun Belt Tournament on Friday afternoon against in-state rival Georgia State at Appalachian State's Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. and can be seen live on ESPN3.

2015 Sun Belt First Team All-Conference
Stephen Chapman (Appalachian State, Junior, Forward, Actuarial Sciences)
Emmanuel Raji (Georgia Southern, Senior, Forward, Business)
Jeremy Rector (Georgia Southern, Junior, Forward, Business)
Kyle Celestine (Howard, Sophomore, Forward, Sports Management)
Hannes Burmeister (Georgia State, Freshman, Midfielder, Pre-Exercise Science)
Eddie Wilding (Georgia State, Senior, Midfielder, Psychology)
Jamie O'Grady (Hartwick, Junior, Midfielder, Business Administration)
Chase Park (Georgia Southern, Senior, Defender, Construction Management)
Jack Miller (Hartwick, Senior, Defender, Mathematics and Physics)
Kit Tregear (Hartwick, Junior, Defender, Mathematics)
Lenny Wilson (Hartwick, Freshman, Goalkeeper, Geology)

2015 Sun Belt Second Team All-Conference
Dean Fowler (Hartwick, Senior, Forward, Economics)
Mike Rood (Hartwick, Junior, Forward, Business Administration)
Wyatt Scott (Hartwick, Sophomore, Forward, Economics)
Jack Donaldson (Hartwick, Junior, Midfielder, Chemistry and Business Administration)
Joshua Mercer (NJIT, Senior, Midfielder, Computer Technology)
Nick Wells (Georgia Southern, Sophomore, Midfielder, Business)
Alex Beranger (Appalachian State, Senior, Defense, Advertising)
Conor Acheson (Georgia State, Senior, Defender, Exercise Science)
Liam Fitzsimmons (Georgia State, Redshirt Freshman, Defender, Undeclared)
David Styles (Hartwick, Senior, Defender, Business Administration)
Jack Falle (Georgia Southern, Junior, Goalkeeper, Management)

2015 Sun Belt Offensive Student-Athlete of the Year
Jamie O'Grady (Hartwick, Junior, Midfielder, Business Administration)

2015 Sun Belt Defensive Student-Athlete of the Year
Kit Tregear (Hartwick, Junior, Defender, Mathematics)

2015 Sun Belt Freshman of the Year
Lenny Wilson (Hartwick, Freshman, Goalkeeper, Geology)

2015 Sun Belt Coach of the Year
John Scott, Hartwick

(From Georgia Southern Reports)