Awards: NCAA Division I Men's All-America Team

Of the 35 players selected, 20 hailed from foreign countries, including eight of the 12 first-team picks.

First Team
Goalkeeper
Casper Mols Fr. Kentucky Denmark
Defenders
Luis Grassow Sr. Kentucky Germany
Noah Gulden GR-5 Lipscomb  Norway
Keegan Hughes Sr. Stanford Heath, Ohio
Midfielders
Knut Ahlander GR-5 SMU Norway
Alex Nagy GR-5 Vermont Bow, N.H.
JC Ngando So. UNC Greensboro France
Peter Stroud* Jr. Duke Chester, N.J.
Forwards
Eythor Bjorgolfsson Sr. Kentucky Norway
Levonte Johnson Sr. Syracuse Brampton, Ont.
Shakur Mohammed So. Duke Ghana
Ilijah Paul So. Washington Gilbert, Ariz.

Second Team
Goalkeeper
Eliot Hamill GR-5 Duke Scarsdale, N.Y.
Defenders
Moise Bombito Jr. New Hampshire Montreal, Que.
Leo Burney So. Pennsylvania Seattle, Wash.
Daniel Nimick Sr. Western Michigan England
Daniel Wu Sr. Georgetown Cary, N.C.
Midfielders
Emeka Eneli GR-5 Cornell Dublin, Ohio
Eliot Goldthorp So. Hofstra England
Milo Yosef Sr. Marshall Germany
Forwards
Stephen Afrifa Sr. FIUl Toronto, Ont.
Stas Korzeniowski So. Pennsylvania Stillman, N.J.
Duncan McGuire Jr. Creighton Omaha, Neb.

Third Team
Goalkeeper
Cole Jensen Sr. Xavier Council Bluffs, Iowa
Defenders
Mariano Fazio* Sr. Tulsa Spain
Daniel Munie* GR-5 Indiana Maryland Heights, Mo.
Nick Richardson Sr. Maryland Baltimore, Md.
Midfielders
Yannick Bright* Jr. New Hampshire Milan, Italy
Dyson Clapier So. Akron Layton, Utah
Lucas Meek GR-5 Washington Mercer Island, Wash.
Laurence Wootton Jr. Ohio State England
Forwards
Nicolo Mulatero Sr. Missouri State Italy
Valentin Noel* Sr. Pittsburgh France
Nathan Opoku So. Syracuse Ghana
Tyrese Spicer Jr. Lipscomb Trinidad & Tobago
*Previous selection.
6 comments about "Awards: NCAA Division I Men's All-America Team".
  1. Goal Goal, December 9, 2022 at 8:59 p.m.

    Sounds like Clemson back in the late 1960's and 70's

  2. frank schoon, December 10, 2022 at 8:50 a.m.

    Amazing the 1st team of the top 11 eleven players consists of 8 foreigners . Why bother even calling this  'All-American', any longer. Combine all 3-teams of "all-american", it's a total 20 foreigners out of 33. I detect that if we increase the number of teams, maybe ,when we get down to the 10th 'all-american' team we'll might fill a team with real 'americans'....

  3. Michael Albers replied, December 10, 2022 at 9:39 a.m.

    Great point Frank.  Could not agree with you more.

  4. KC Pivernetz, December 10, 2022 at 1:31 p.m.

    Has Soccer 'America' ever done an in-depth study as to why this is more than just a trend among U.S. colleges?
    I've subscribed for 3-4 years and can't recall if they (or anyone) has
    Check out the recent NCAA Div. II and NAIA teams. It's the same story.
    I was at the MLS Next Fest in Indio, CA this past week watching a grandson play in the U15 division. Every MLS academy team was represented in U15/U17 age groups. A lot of young talent, fast, aggressive players, well-coached teams. And U.S. Division I/II, etc colleges. are saying their skill level doesn't match foreign talent of a similar age?
    I wonder what kind of message this sends to our youth?
    Not all of them aspire to pro careers, believe me.
    Frankly, I find it discouraging.

  5. frank schoon replied, December 10, 2022 at 2:29 p.m.

    KC, the way to look at it positively is to drop the 'All-American' and call it 'All-Foreign' team. So when you read that 3 Americans made the 'All-Foreign' team that sounds more impressive  :)

  6. Goal Goal, December 10, 2022 at 8:20 p.m.

    I am an old guy and my comment it looks like Clemso Univ back in the 1960's. The entire squad consisted of foreign pro players.  It was disgusting.

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