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Elton Joe Becomes Wilmington Men’s Soccer’s Sixth All-American, Earning Daktronics Honorable Mention

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - Evans, Ga.

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Junior Elton Joe becomes the men's soccer program's sixth All-American, earning Daktronics Honorable Mention after an outstanding 2013 season. Copyright 2013; Wilmington University, all rights reserved. Photo by Mark Tetreault.



Junior Elton Joe was also a First Team All-CACC and Daktronics All-East Region performer, scoring 15 goals and adding seven assists for 37 points. Copyright 2013; Wilmington University. All rights reserved. Photo by James Jones

Junior forward Elton Joe became the Wilmington University men’s soccer team’s sixth All-American in program history, earning Honorable Mention All-American status after sports information directors voted on the 2013 Daktronics NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer All-American Teams.

Joe (Baltimore, Md./Digital Harbor) led the Wildcats to the programs’ first NCAA Tournament victory and the second most wins in a season, finishing 13-6-2 overall. The team also rose to as high as 13th in the NSCAA Division II National Poll, and second in the NSCAA East Region Poll after starting the season 6-1 overall.

Joe led the team with 15 goals and seven assists, while finishing second in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference with 37 points. He tallied at least one point in each of the seven games of the year, including five points at Concordia with two goals and an assist. He also scored a pair of goals at Holy Family, against West Chester, and against Concordia in the CACC Tournament Quarterfinals.

The First Team All-CACC selection recorded a point in 11 of the 15 games he appeared in, scoring game-winning goals at Franklin Pierce, Holy Family, Concordia, and against Concordia in the CACC Quarterfinals. Joe also led the CACC with 85 shots and 44 shots on goal. Joe was also named to the CACC All-Tournament Team and was the CACC Player of the Week on September 23.

LIU Post, a team Joe and the Wildcats lost to, 3-1, in the early stages of the season, had two players on the Daktronics NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer First Team All-American squad, including the Men’s Soccer Player of the Year. Junior Forward Eivind Austboe headlines the First Team after being voted as the Ron Lenz National Player of the Year. The East Region Player of the Year ranks among the NCAA Division II leaders in goals (24) and assists (58).

Sports information directors from NCAA Division II schools and conferences sponsoring men’s soccer selected the Daktronics All-America teams. The process begins at the regional level with all first team All-Region picks advancing to the national ballot. This is the eighth year Daktronics has sponsored the NCAA Division II men’s soccer All-America and All-Region teams. A total of 60 student-athletes filled out the three teams and honorable mention selections.

AGATE:

2013 Daktronics NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer All-American Teams

First Team:
GK – Dom DiMaggio, Southern New Hampshire, Sr., Rome, N.Y.
F – Tesho Akindele*^, Colorado Mines, Sr., Thornton, Colo.
F – Eivind Austboe#, Long Island Post (N.Y.), Jr., Stavanger, Norway
F – Kenny Hogg*, Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.), Sr., Irvine, Scotland
F – Pierre Omanga, Southern New Hampshire, Sr., Paris, France
MF – Thiago Andrade, Queens (N.C.), Sr., Salvador, Brazil
MF – Chris Bargholz, Simon Fraser (B.C.), Jr., Fuessen, Germany
MF – Danny Deakin, Mercyhurst (Pa.), Fr., Sheffield, England
MF – Fernando Martinez, Mercyhurst (Pa.), Jr., Tegucigalpa, Honduras
D – Eirik Bjoernoe, Long Island Post (N.Y.), Sr., Randaberg, Norway
D – Walker Hume%, Rollins (Fla.), So., Austin, Texas
D – Magnus Kristensen, Simon Fraser (B.C.), Fr., Stavenger, Norway
D - Callum Williams, Southern New Hampshire, So., Ossett, England
#2013 Daktronics NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer Player of the Year
*2012 Daktronics NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer All-America First Team
%2012 Daktronics NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer All-America Second Team
^2011 Daktronics NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer All-America First Team

Second Team:
GK – Nick Petolick Midwestern State (Texas), So., Frisco, Texas
F – Ross Frame Carson-Newman (Tenn.), Jr., Welshpool, Powys, UK
F – Mark Magee^ Rockhurst (Mo.), Sr., Evesham, England
F – Martin Maybin& Regis (Colo.), Jr., Belfast, Northern Ireland
F – James Pucci& Davis & Elkins (W.Va.), Jr., Cararra, Italy
MF – Andisheh Bagheri California-San Diego, Sr., Davis, Calif.
MF – Per Forgaard Long Island-Post (N.Y.), Sr., Stavenger, Norway
MF – Mauricio Medina Lindenwood (Mo.), Sr., Montevideo, Uruguay
MF – Jose Noriega Alderson Broaddus (W.Va.), Sr., Trujillo, Peru
D – Alec Arsht% California-San Diego, Sr., Oak Park, Calif.
D – Declan Brennan Slippery Rock (Pa.), Jr., Dublin, Ireland
D – Joshua Gray Slippery Rock (Pa.), Sr., Norwich, England
D – Rodney Mays Lindenwood (Mo.), Sr., Kansas City, Mo.
*2012 Daktronics NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer All-America First Team
^2011& 2012 Daktronics NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer All-America Second Team
&2012 Daktronics NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer All-America Third Team

Third Team:
GK – Alec Pickett Lewis (Ill.), Sr., Mokena, Ill.
F – Joe Baccielo% Post (Conn.), So., Stratford, Conn.
F – Stephen Donnelly Slippery Rock (Pa.), Jr., Dublin, Ireland
F – Alhagi Toure Clayton State (Ga.), Sr., Decatur, Ga.
F – Taylor Varnadore Sonoma State (Calif.), Sr., Sebastopol, Calif.
MF – Vinny Caccavale N.Y. Institute of Technology, Sr., West Islip. N.Y.
MF – Kevin Durand Lander (S.C.), Jr., Rennes, France
MF – Jeffrey Kyei California (Pa.), Jr., Tübingen, Germany
MF – Jaime Vazquez Millersville (Pa.), So., Bernville, Pa.
D – Kevin Ipina Post (Conn.), Sr., Danbury, Conn.
D – Andrew Mejia Metro State (Colo.), Sr., Littleton, Colo.
D – Dane Nielsen Cal State Los Angeles, Jr., Sandy, Utah
D – Clayton Ulmer Bridgeport (Conn.), Sr., New Haven, Conn.
%2012 Daktronics NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer All-America Second Team

Honorable Mention:
GK – Josh Cohen% California-San Diego, Sr., Sunnyvale, Calif.
GK – Fermin Hughes Lindenwood (Mo.), So., Santiago, Chile
GK – Jan Skorupinski Notre Dame (Ohio), Sr., Vogt, Germany
F – Robbie Bennett Gannon (Pa.), Jr., Pinetown, South Africa
F – Tyler Blackwood Tampa (Fla.), Jr., London, England
F – Elton Joe Wilmington (Del.), Jr., Baltimore, Md.
F – Conor Malarney West Chester (Pa.), Sr., West Chester, Pa.
F – Aaron Salazar Cal State Dominguez Hills, Sr., West Covina, Calif.
F – Ricardo Yeverino Fort Hays State (Kan.), Sr., Dodge City, Kan.
MF – Juan Aguiar Adelphi (N.Y.), So., Caracas, Venezuela
MF – Alex Bisbee Rollins (Fla.), Sr., Orlando, Fla.
MF – Diego Cabral Fort Hays State (Kan.), Jr., Asuncion, Paraguay
MF – Alejandro Covarrubias Cal State Dominguez Hills, Jr., Cudahy, Calif.
MF – Octavio Guzman Chico State (Calif.), Sr., Bay Point, Calif.
MF – Sam Orritt Limestone (S.C.), Jr., Doncaster, England
MF – Jordan Schmoker Northeastern State (Okla.), Jr., Catoosa, Okla.
D – Philip Cutler Notre Dame (Ohio), Sr., Shipley, England
D – Chase Robertson Midwestern State (Texas), Jr., Midlothian, Texas
D – Jason Sangha* Lynn (Fla.), Jr., Southampton, England
D – Dan Venuto West Chester (Pa.), Jr., Bensalem, Pa.
D – Jake Ward Chico State (Calif.), Sr., Chico, Calif.
*2012 Daktronics NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer All-America First Team