AAC Announces Post- Season Honors
The Appalachian Athletic Conference announced post- season honors earlier this week with several Rams athletes on the list for men's soccer, women's soccer, and volleyball.
November 15, 2010
Jeff Field was named to the AAC Academic Team for Men's Soccer.
Julie Percy was named to the AAC 3rd Team for Women's Soccer.
Takashi Franklin was the lone volleyball player named on the postseason list.
Bluefield, VA—The Appalachian Athletic Conference announced post- season honors earlier this week with several Rams athletes on the list for men's soccer, women's soccer, and volleyball.
Heading the men's soccer team list was Nago Mbengue who was named to the All- Conference 1st Team. Mbengue scored 6 goals for the Rams this season. Mbengue, a junior, from Indianapolis, Indiana also had twenty shots on goal. Jake Summer made the All- Conference 2nd Team. Summer is a freshman from Richmond, Virginia. During Summer's first collegiate year playing soccer he is the leading scorer on the Rams team. Summer had 19 points for the Rams; averaging nine goals and one assist on the season.
Timmy Michaels was named to the All- Conference 3rd Team. Michaels a junior from Rockledge, Florida had five goals this season for the Rams and had eleven shots on goal. Sharing All- Academic Team honors was Jeff Field, a senior from Fort Collins, Colorado; and Joey Waltz, a junior from Staunton, Virginia. Field played goalie for the Rams, having 93 saves and allowing 51 goals in the sixteen games he played this season. Waltz, who played defender and midfielder for the Rams, had one goal and one assist on the team.
The women's soccer team like the men's team had two players named to the AAC list for women's soccer. Jackie Gonzalez, a sophomore from Los Angeles, California was named to the AAC Women's Second Team for her work as a goal keeper for the Lady Rams. Gonzalez played in thirteen games for the Lady Rams, allowing 25 goals and recording 98 saves during her sophomore season.
Also named was Julie Percy. Percy was named to the AAC Women's Third Team, Percy a junior from Norwich, Ontario, Canada played as a mid-fielder and defender for the Lady Rams. Percy had one assist for the Lady Rams.
The Lady Rams Volleyball Team had one player named to post- season honors, Takashi Franklin. Franklin a senior from Aiken, South Carolina was named to the AAC Second Team. Franklin had 285 kills, 12 assists, and 74 digs this season for the Lady Rams. Franklin led the team in kills.
The Lady Rams also had four players named to the AAC All- Academic Team. Yeda Duarte, a junior from Brazil led the team in kills with 644 this season. Angela Highlander, a sophomore from Hampton, Virginia had 168 kills for the Lady Rams. Ashley Strickland, a junior from Carroll County, Virginia who had six service aces and 218 digs for the Lady Rams. Alyssa Weddle, a senior from Carroll County, Virginia had 240 kills and 25 service aces. Weddle led the team in service aces this season.