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Union Men’s Soccer Places Four on All-Conference Team

JACKSON, Tenn. - 10/30/2007 - The Union University men’s soccer team placed four players on the 2007 TranSouth Post Season Honors lists. Seniors Chris Lean and Benny Crozier were each named first team All-Conference performers. Junior Wagner Oliveira and freshman Guilherme Veiga were both named second team All-Conference performers. In addition, eight Union Bulldogs were named TranSouth Scholar Athletes.

Lean, a 6-foot-4 goalie from North Delta, British Columbia, has been a four year starter for Union. Lean started 12 of the team’s 18 matches on the year as he battled injuries. Lean recorded 58 saves and allowed just 27 goals in his 1121 minutes played. His goals-against-average was 2.17. For Lean, this marks his second All-Conference honor. He was named All-Region and NAIA All-American as a junior.

Crozier, a 5-foot-10 midfielder from Glasgow, Scotland, has also started at Union for four seasons. Crozier led Union with eight goals and 19 total points. He also recorded three assists and two game-winning goals. Crozier has been named to the TranSouth All-Conference team in each of his four seasons at Union, as well as, being named NAIA All-Region and NAIA All-American twice each.

Guilherme, a 6-foot defender from Porto Alegre, Brazil, is in his first season with the Bulldogs. He was strong as a defender for Union and also posted two goals on the season.

Oliveira, a 5-foot-9 forward from Ipatinga, Brazil, has just completed his second season with the Bulldogs. He posted five goals, two assists, and 12 points on the season. Oliveira’s three game winning goals for Union led the team.

Eight Union Bulldogs were also named TranSouth Scholar Athletes. Scholar athletes at the conference level are players that are sophomores or above and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Union’s list includes Alessandro Oliveira (Londrina, Brazil), Brian Jones (Lexington, Tenn.), Mathew Lynn (Milan, Tenn.), Benny Crozier (Glasgow, Scotland), Chris Lean (North Delta, Canada), Kyle Sanders (Pagosa Springs, Colo.), Colin Bonner (Airdrie, Scotland), Brendon Kuhlman, (Cordova, Tenn.)

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Coach of the Year
Paul Conway, Lambuth University

Player of the Year
Alan O’ Connor, Martin Methodist

Co-Freshman of the Year
James Lambley, Trevecca Nazarene
Armando Orozco, Bethel College

First Team
Goal Keepers

Brenton Saylor, Lambuth University, SR, Lincoln, Ill.
Chris Lean, Union University, SR, North Delta, B.C.

Defenders
Barry McGahon, Martin Methodist, SR, Dundalk, Ireland
Anders Sullisalo, Mid-Continent, SO, Lettersoup, Sweden
Ross Hayman, Lambuth University, JR, Glasgow, Scotland
Rory O'Connor, Lambuth University, FR, Dublin, Ireland

Midfielders
Benny Crozier, Union University, SR, Glasgow, Scotland
Armando Orozco, Bethel College, FR, Mexico City, Mexico
Marcio Neves, Mid-Continent, FR, Porto Alegra, Brazil
Rafael Araujo, Cumberland University, SR, Divinopolis, Brazil

Forwards
Alan O Connor, Martin Methodist, SR, Dublin Ireland
JW Hunt, Lambuth University, SR, Covington, La.
Wade Wadsworth, Lambuth University, JR, Kingston, Jamaica
Sean Fraser, Bethel College, SR, Wheatley Hill, England


Second Team
Goal Keepers

James Lambley, Trevecca Nazarene, FR, Lincolnshire, England
Hunter Jamison, Martin Methodist, SO, Shelbyville Tenn.

Defenders
Igor Lukic, Mid-Continent, FR, Belgrade, Serbia
Guilherme da Veiga, Union University, FR, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Calvin da Cunha, Trevecca Nazarene, JR, Mississauga, Ontario
Nguyen Nguyen, Cumberland University, JR, Nashville, Tenn.

Midfielders
Felix Olale,Bethel College, FR, Nairobi, Kenya
Stephen Hogan, Martin Methodist, SR, Dublin, Ireland
Simone Enrici, Martin Methodist, JR, Glasgow, Scotland
Mark Foster, Trevecca Nazarene, JR, Newcastle, Northern Ireland

Forwards
Fred Okello, Mid-Continent, JR, Nairobi, Kenyan
Alex Lorenz, Trevecca Nazarene, SR, Cordoba, Argentina
Wagner Oliveira, Union University, JR, Ipatinga, Brazil
Greg Buford, Lyon College, SO, Mesquite, Texas

2007-2008 TranSouth Scholar-Athletes
Bethel College
Massimo Collu-Marchese, SO, Thornhill, England
Samy Beydoun, SO, Ulleshelf, England
Jason Norman, SO, Huntingdon, Tenn.
Vedran Huzbasic, SR, Sarajevo, Bosnia
Javier Figueroa, SR, Tampico, Mexico
Thomas Malton, SR, Grove Oxon, England
Bryan Smothers, SR, Benton , Ky.
Andrew Pennycook, SR, Farkirk, Scotland

Crichton College
Bradley Greer, SO, Dyersburg, Tenn.
Jacob Omambia, SO, Kisii, Kenya
Cullen Guy, JR, Dabou, Ivory Coast
Cumberland University
Yue Wang, SO, Tianjin, China
Lucas Daugherty, JR, Lebanon, Tenn.
Carson Gulley, JR, Fairview, Tenn.
Matt Patt, JR, Fairview, Tenn.
Nguyen Nguyen, JR, Nashville, Tenn.
Patrick Rummell, SR, Franklin, Tenn.
Rafael Araujo, SR, Divinopolis, Brazil

Freed-Hardeman
Diego Rojas, SO, Herediz, Costa Rica
Travis Shivers, SO, Ashland City, Tenn.
Christopher Tucker, SO, Goodlettsville, Tenn.
Adam Shook, JR, Columbia, Tenn.
Mauricio Campos, JR, Lima, Peru
Landon Murray, SR, Neosho, Mo.
Drew Norman, SR, Columbia, Tenn.

Lambuth University
Paul Pinter, JR, Midland, Texas
Josh High, JR, Martin, Tenn.
Ross Hayman, JR, Glasgow, Scotland
Brenton Saylor, SR, Lincoln, Ill.

Lyon College
Malaz Moustafa, SO, Little Rock, Ark.
Gabe LeBlanc, SO, Little Rock, Ark.
Andrew Nadzam, SO, Jonesboro, Ark.
Ryan Harness, JR, Harrison, Ark.
Kris Koelemay, SR, Jonesboro, Ark.
Daniel Haney, SR, Farmington, Mo.

Martin Methodist
Moses Semakula, SO, Kampala, Uganda
Trenton Teegarden, SO, Brentwood,Tenn.
Shayne Rollins, SO, Murfreesboro,Tenn.
Jordon Salisbury, JR, Cornwall, England
Luke Beckett, JR, Salford, England
Simone Enrici, JR, Glasgow, Scotland
Barry McGahon, SR, Dundalk, Ireland

Mid-Continent
Wayne McCarron, SO, Birmingham, England
Simon Ombima, SO, Nairobi, Kenyan
Nikola Samac, SO, Belgrade, Serbia
Anders Sullisalo, SO, Lettersoup, Sweden
Ceda Tomcic, SO, Belgrade, Serbia
Keane Bennett, SO, Kingston, Jamaica
Igor Lukic, SO, Belgrade, Serbia
Algeon Sappleton, SO, St. Catherines, Jamaica
Gerardo Herrera, JR, Mayfield, Ky.

Trevecca Nazarene
Josh Forth, SO, Ajax, Ontario
Parker Hughes, SO, Clarksville, Tenn.
Caylan Goodman, JR, Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
Mark Foster, JR, Newcastle, Ireland
Alex Lorenz, SR, Cordoba, Argentina
Jorge Hellu, SR, Naples, Fla.
Andrew McGovern, SR, Corby, England

Union University
Alessandro Oliveira, SO, Londrina, Brazil
Brian Jones, JR, Lexington, Tenn.
Mathew Lynn, JR, Milan, Tenn.
Brendon Crozier, SR, Glasgow, Scotland
Chris Lean, SR, North Delta, Canada
Kyle Sanders, SR, Pagosa Springs, Colo.
Colin Bonner, SR, Airdrie, Scotland
Brendon Kuhlman, SR, Cordova, Tenn.


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