IRVING, Texas - Seventeen Conference USA men's soccer players have been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Region teams. Following another season that saw four league teams participate in the NCAA Championship, seven players earned first team honors, while five were named to the second-team and five earned third team accolades.
Three players each from league champion Tulsa, regular season champion SMU and UAB were honored. Memphis and Kentucky both had two players honored, while Marshall, FIU, South Carolina and UCF each had one player selected.
GK *Daniel Withrow, Marshall, Sr., Rochester Hills, Mich.
D Mladen Lemez, UAB, Sr., Sarajevo, Bosnia
M *Liam Collins, Memphis, Jr., Skibbereen, Ireland
M Omar Mata, Tulsa, Jr., Tulsa, Okla.
F Cristian Mata, Tulsa, Fr., Tulsa, Okla.
F *Mark Sherrod, Memphis, Jr., Knoxville, Tenn.
GK Jaime Ibarra, SMU, Jr., Dallas, Texas
D Steven Perinovic, Kentucky, Jr., Delafield, Wis.
M *T.J. Nelson, SMU, Sr., Garland, Texas
F Tyler Engel, SMU, So., Orland Park, Ill.
F **Matt Lodge, Kentucky, Sr., Rossington, England
D Reed Matte, UAB, Sr., Birmingham, Ala.
D Tony Rocha, Tulsa, So., Spring, Texas
F Kofi Gyawu, UAB, Sr., Lilburn, Ga.
F DeShorn Brown, UCF, Jr., Manchester, Jamaica
F *Bradlee Baladez, South Carolina, Sr., Mesquite, Texas