SAINT LEO, Fla. - Saint Leo University men’s soccer player Eusebio Montoya capped off a tremendous individual senior season, being named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/adidas All-America third team.
In addition to Montoya’s All-America nomination, he and two others received NSCAA/Adidas All-South Region honors as Montoya earned a first team bid followed by second team nods for Jonathan Glenn and Brandon Whitsett.
Montoya, a Smithfield, NC native, had a fantastic season for SLU leading the team with 14 goals and 30 points. The 5'6" forward also made his mark in the conference, finishing in the top five in goals scored (14), goals per game (0.88) and points per game (1.88) while ranking seventh in total points (1.88). He was named to the Sunshine State Conference All-Conference as well as All-Tournament teams and concluded the season ranked in the NCAA top-20 in goals per game (15th) and points per game (19th).
Glenn also had a memorable sophomore season. He finished three goals behind Montoya for the team lead with 11 and was second on the team with 25 points. He finished fourth in the conference in shots taken (84) and shots per game (4.67) and 10th in the conference in points per game (1.39). He concluded the season tied for sixth in goals (11) and seventh in goals per game (0.61). The 6'1" forward was also ranked 68th and 54th nationally in points per game and goals per game. The Trinidad and Tobago native received All-Conference honors at the conclusion of the season, as well as SSC Player of the Week accolades for the week of October 20.
Whitsett picked up right where he left off his junior campaign, being an assist machine. The Palm Harbor, Fla. native ended the season leading the team in assists with eight while chipping in five goals for a total of 18 points. The forward ranked 44th in the nation in assists per game (0.44) and tied for ninth in the SSC in assists.
The All-America selections are invited to be recognized at the annual All-America Luncheon, to be held in Saint Louis, Mo., on Saturday, January 17, as part of the 2009 NSCAA Convention.