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Union's Lean Named Men's Soccer NAIA All-Region & All-American

JACKSON, Tenn. - 11/25/2006 - Union University goalie Chris Lean has been named and NAIA honorable mentioned All-American. This honor for Lean follows his NAIA All-Region honor. For Lean, this is the first NAIA honor in his Union career. Lean's older brother, Jeff, was named an NAIA All-American for Union as a goalie in 2000.

Lean, 6-foot-4 junior from North Delta, British Columbia, started all 16 team matches for the Bulldogs this season as the goalie. He played 1,479 total minutes between the posts, and sat out just 10 minutes during the season. Lean posted 73 saves and had a 1.095 goals against average for the season. He allow 18 total goals on the year and posted four shutouts.


Coach of the Year: Rob Cummings, Bethel (Tenn.)
Player of the Year: Tiyiselani Shipalane, Lindsey Wilson

Tiyiselani Shipalane, Lindsey Wilson
Malang Aarju, Bethel (Tenn.)
Shawn Picou, Cumberlands (Ky.)
Ryan Stewart, Lindsey Wilson
Guillermo Ferrando, Mid-Continent
Peter Agwa, Mid-Continent
Adam Howard, Lindsey Wilson
Javier Figueroa, Bethel (Tenn.)
Eduardo Cinel, Lindsey Wilson
Robert Swan, Bethel (Tenn.)
Russell Stewart, Cumberlands (Ky.)
Charles Achia, Mid-Continent
Chris Lean, Union (Tenn.)
Mathew Thorne, Martin Methodist

NAIA All-Americans

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