[SOCCER AMERICA AWARDS]
Wake Forest, which ranked No. 1 in the Soccer America rankings from the preseason through the end of the regular season, led all
teams with four Soccer America MVPs. For all the 2008 MVP selections ... [SOCCER AMERICA AWARDS]
Wake Forest, which ranked No. 1 in the Soccer
America rankings from the preseason through the end of the regular, led all teams with four Soccer America MVPs. Sam Cronin
was a repeat selection
from the 2007 MVP first team and was joined by fellow Deacons Marcus Tracy
(first team) and Corben Bone
and Ike Opara
(second team) among the 2008 selections.
Champion Maryland had three selections -- College Cup star Graham
and Omar Gonzalez
on the first team and Jeremy Hall
on the second team.
Soccer America's MVPs
were introduced in 1976 and honor the players who have had the biggest impact on their team's success regardless of position. Beginning in 2007, Soccer America selected first and second teams.
MVPS First Team
Neal Kitson, St. Johns, Sr.
Doug DeMartin, Michigan State, Sr.
Wake Forest, Sr.
Omar Gonzalez, Maryland, Jr.
Andrei Gotsmanov, Creighton, Sr.
Baggio Husidic, UIC, Jr.
Yohance Marshall, South Florida, Sr.
Brian Shriver, North Carolina,
Marcus Tracy, Wake Forest, Sr.
Steve Zakuani, Akron, Soph.
Graham Zusi, Maryland, Sr. Second Team
Milos Kocic, Loyola (Md.),
Andre Akpan, Harvard, Jr.
Quincy Amarikwa, UC Davis, Sr.
Mark Blades, Northwestern, Jr.
Corben Bone, Wake Forest, Soph.
Garcia, UC Irvine, Jr.
Jeremy Hall, Maryland, Jr.
Craig Henderson, Dartmouth, Sr.
Ike Opara, Wake Forest, Soph.
Michael Stephens, UCLA, Jr.
Andrew Wiedeman, California, Soph.