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Munjoma named first-team All-America; Costa on third team

Postby PonyPride » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:14 am

From SMUMustangs.com:

Munjoma and Costa Named All-Americans

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (United Soccer Coaches/SMU) – Eddie Munjoma and Gabriel Costa were both named All-Americans by United Soccer Coaches, it was announced Thursday by the organization.

Munjoma, the AAC defensive player of the year, earns a first team All-American spot for the first time in his career. His 12 goals and 32 points were the second most on an SMU team that scored the second most goals in the country, and he was part of a backline that allowed an AAC-low 12 goals in the regular season. Munjoma's career year saw him earn multiple weekly and yearly honors, including a MAC Hermann semifinalist spot, given annually to the nation's top soccer player.

Munjoma becomes the first SMU men's soccer player to earn first team honors since Mauro Cichero in 2017, and is the 17th Mustang to be named a first team All-American all-time.

Costa earned All-America honors with an appearance on the third team after his first year on the Hilltop. The Rio de Janeiro native scored nine goals and dished out 11 assists in just 18 games. His 0.61 assists per game are the third most in the country and he scored two crucial goals during the Mustangs' run to the Elite Eight.

Costa's selection is the first of his career, but he joins 10 other Mustangs all-time on the third team All-America team, with the most recent selections going to Jordan Cano and Garrett McLaughlin in 2017.

Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, Mo., United Soccer Coaches has grown into the world's largest soccer coaches' organization that serves members at every level of the game.

The teams are selected through voting by member coaches in those respective divisions.

The full teams can be found below.

First Team
Pos Name Class School Hometown
K Colin Shutler Jr. University of Virginia Middleburg, Va.
D Josh Bauer* Jr. University of New Hampshire Bedford, N.H.
D Tanner Beason* Sr. Stanford University Winston-Salem, N.C.
D Eddie Munjoma Sr. Southern Methodist University McKinney, Texas
D Dylan Nealis Sr. Georgetown University Massapequa, N.Y.
M Joe Bell Jr. University of Virginia Wanaka, New Zealand
M Blake Bodily Jr. University of Washington Eagle, Idaho
M Bruno Lapa* Sr. Wake Forest University Curitiba, Brazil
F Matthew Bentley Sr. Missouri State University London, England
F Anders Engebretsen Sr. Saint Mary's College of California Oslo, Norway
F Cal Jennings* Sr. University of Central Florida Roswell, Ga.
F Robbie Robinson Jr. Clemson University Camden, S.C.
Second Team
Pos Name Class School Hometown
K Remi Prieur* Sr. Saint Mary's College of California San Ramon, Calif.
D Ethan Bartlow So University of Washington Woodinville, Wash.
D Kyle Hiebert Jr. Missouri State University La Salle, Manitoba
D Henry Kessler Jr. University of Virginia New York, N.Y.
D Jack Maher So. Indiana University Caseyville, Ill.
M Philip Mayaka Fr. Clemson University Nairobi, Kenya
M Aaron Molloy Sr. Penn State University Dublin, Ireland
M Jesus Perez Sr. University of Illinois-Chicago Waukegan, Ill.
F Miguel Berry Sr. University of San Diego Poway, Calif.
F Josh Dolling Jr. Missouri State University Liverpool, England
F Kimarni Smith Jr. Clemson University Nottingham, England
F Milo Yosef Fr. Marshall University Aachen, Germany
Third Team
Pos Name Class School Hometown
K Andrew Thomas So. Stanford University London, England
D Noah Billingsley Sr University of California-Santa Barbara Wellington, New Zealand
D Peder Kristiansen Sr. University of Rhode Island Lillestrom, Norway
D Malick Mbaye Sr Clemson University Dakar, Senegal
M Antonio Colacci Sr. University of New Hampshire Bradenton, Fla.
M Gabriel Costa So. Southern Methodist University Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
M Aidan Morris Fr. Indiana University Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
M Jacob Montes Jr. Georgetown University Lake Worth, Fla.
F Daryl Dike So. University of Virginia Edmond, Okla.
F Derek Dodson Jr. Georgetown University Aurora, Ill.
F Thibaut Jacquel Jr. Campbell University Sarrebourg, France
F Josh Luchini So. Lehigh University Wexford, Pa.
* - indicates previous selections
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