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Four named to Madness All-Summit League teams

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          Release: 08/26/2013
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TULSA, Okla. – A quartet of Oral Roberts University men’s soccer players were recognized by College Sports Madness as Preseason All-Summit League selection over the weekend . Tom Adams and Gerardo Salas were first team selections, while Craig Rogers and Trevor Laffoon were listed on the second team.

A junior from Stillwell, Kan., Adams notched a team-high 11 points last season with five goals and added an assist. He was also the most consistent Golden Eagle with over 61 percent of his shots on target.

Salas, a Dallas native, earned first team recognition after leading ORU with six assists last season. The senior also recorded the game-winning goal at home against Newman on Oct. 31 in a 2-1 win.

Listed on the second team, Rogers is one of the more versatile players on the ORU squad. Last season, the Englishman played both in the midfield and at the defender position, scoring three goals, including the golden goal on the road at Air Force in the 98th minute.

Laffoon will be looked upon as one of the leaders of the relatively young Golden Eagle team this season as the anchor of the backline. He took five shots in 2012, three of which were on goal.

ORU wrapped up the three-match exhibition portion of its schedule last Friday with a victory over Northeastern State, 4-1. The Golden Eagles went 2-1 in exhibition action.

The regular season is scheduled to kick off on the road on Friday as the Golden Eagles travel to face Saint Louis at 7 p.m., before returning home for a match on Sept. 2 at home against Houston Baptist.  

Offensive Player of the Year: Zach Bolden, Denver
Defensive Player of the Year: Eduardo Cortes, IUPUI
Freshman of the Year: Alex Toderica, Denver
Coach of the Year: Bobby Muuss, Denver

First Team

Forward

Corey Tom

Fort Wayne

Forward

Zach Bolden

Denver

Forward

Tom Adams

Oral Roberts

Forward

Logan Mendez

Omaha

Midfield

Vance Rookwood

Omaha

Midfield

Jackson Tooke

Fort Wayne

Midfield

Gerardo Salas

Oral Roberts

Midfield

Chava Garcia

Omaha

Defender

Charlie Bales

Western Illinois

Defender

Felipe de Silva

Omaha

Defender

Michael Sass

IUPUI

Defender

Jake Plant

Illinois

Goalkeeper

Eduardo Cortes

IUPUI

 

Second Team

Forward

Ian Block

IUPUI

Forward

Tayron Martin

Eastern Illinois

Forward

Austin Gochneaur

Western Illinois

Forward

Craig Buettner

Omaha

Midfield

Jose Rodriquez

Fort Wayne

Midfield

Drew Edmond

Western Illinois

Midfield

Craig Rogers

Oral Roberts

Midfield

Jordan Schweitzer

Denver

Defender

Jordan Grealy

Omaha

Defender

Theodor Remman

Denver

Defender

Trevor Laffoon

Oral Roberts

Defender

Conor Bartuch

Eastern Illinois

Goalkeeper

Matt Grosey

Omaha

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