PDL: Ocean City's Walsh takes MVP award

Ocean City Nor'easters forward Chevaughn Walsh, a Jamaican forward by way of Jefferson College, a Missouri junior college, was named the 2016 PDL MVP after scoring a league-high 14 goals and providing three assists during the regular season.

Walsh led the Nor'easters to their first postseason appearance since 2013. His 14 goals were one more than Fresno Fuego forward Christian Chaney and OKC Energy U23 midfielder Noah Keats scored.

2016 PDL Awards:
MVP: Chevaughn Walsh (Ocean City Nor'easters)
Golden Boot: Chevaughn Wlash (Ocean City Nor'easters)
Coach of the Year: Demir Muftari (Michigan Bucks)
Defender of the Year: Alhassan Abubakar (Michigan Bucks)
Goalkeeper of the Year: Ryan Cretens (Carolina Dynamo)
Creative Player of the Year: Adam Najem (Michigan Bucks)
Young Player of the Year: Sven Koenig (K-W United FC)

All-PDL Team:
Ryan Cretens, Carolina Dynamo: UNC Wilmington's Cretens earned five shutouts in a difficult South Atlantic Division. The 20-year-old keeper made 32 saves and recorded a 0.35 goals against average in nine appearances.


Alhassan Abubakar, Michigan Bucks: The 21-year-old center back from the University of Dayton played in 12 games, helping the Bucks record nine shutouts en route to a division title.
Marquez Fernandez, Baltimore Bohemians: The 23-year-old defender led the Bohemians' back line to six shutouts in the regular season scored and one goal.
Josh Taylor, OKC Energy U23: The St. Edward's University defender scored three goals and provided two assists while also helping the Energy U23 concede only 15 goals.
Tom Owens, Michigan Bucks: Owens joins teammate Abubakar in the All-League Team after starting 11 games for the Bucks. The 24-year-old defender provided two assists.

Arun Basuljevic, New York Red Bulls U23: The Georgetown University star appeared in all 14 games for the Red Bulls U23, scoring eight goals and providing five assists to the Red Bulls U23 in both statistics.
Lucas Coutinho, South Florida Surf: The Palm Beach Atlantic University standout was the driving force behind the Surf's run to a playoff berth, leading the team in assists with five. He also scored three goals.
Noah Keats, OKC Energy U23: The 24-year-old midfielder scored a Southern Conference-high 13 goals and also provided three assists in his 14 appearances, leading the Energy U23 to a Mid South Division title.
Christian Chaney, Fresno Fuego: The 22-year-old forward scored a Western Conference-high 13 goals in 12 games while leading the Fuego to a division title.
Dominic Russo, Calgary Foothills FC: The University of Calgary forward led Foothills FC to its first Northwest Division in club history with a team-high six goals.
Chevaughn Walsh, Ocean City Nor'easters: The former Jefferson College forward led the PDL in goals with 14 and added three assists during the Nor'easters' run to the playoffs.

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