Hasenstab Named Big South Freshman Of The Year, Eagles Garner Eight Honors

Posted November 12, 2013 7:52 am | Filed under Sports, Winthrop Athletics

ROCK HILL, SC— Winthrop’s Max Hasenstab was named the Big South Conference Freshman of the Year as the Big South Conference announced its annual men’s soccer awards as Winthrop garnered eight total honors.

Hasenstab tied for the team-lead in points with 23 as he scored nine goals and assisted on five while leading the team with four game-winning goals. He is currently ranked No. 14 in the nation with 1.53 points per game to help fuel the Winthrop attack. Hasenstab was named the Big South’s Attacking Player of the Week on Sept. 30 as he scored the game-winning goal at UNC Greensboro and then a pair of goals in the Eagles victory at VMI on Sept. 28.

Sophomore Magnus Thorsson was named to the All-Big South First Team while teammates Achille Obougou, Hasenstab and Adam Brundle were named to the All-Big South Second Team. Hasenstab and Pietro Bottari were both named to the Big South Conference All-Freshmen Team.
Thorsson started 17 games for the Eagles and finished with a goal and two assists. The defensive midfielder had a very solid season and earned national recognition when he was named to College Soccer News National Team of the Week and TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week. Thorsson was the Big South Defensive Preseason Player of the Year. He also earned MVP honors at the Mercer Classic.

Obougou led the Eagles with 10 goals and had three assists as he tied Hasenstab with the team lead in points at 23. The senior has scored six goals in his last seven games and scored three goals in the three games Hasenstab missed. Obougou was also named to the Big South Conference All-Academic Team as the senior was also named to the Capital One Academic All-District 4 Team a few weeks ago. Brundle started 17 games and finished with two goals and five assists and played a main role in the midfield. Bottari started 16 games at left back for the Eagles and finished with one assist, which came on Sept. 19 against Brevard College when he set up a Hasenstab goal.

The eight honors are the most for the Eagles since 2008 when the team garnered nine honors.

2013 Big South All-Conference Agate

First Team All-Conference
F – Denzel Clark, Gardner-Webb
F – Mamadee Nyepon, High Point
F – Bernardo Ulmo, Radford
MF – Pedro Ribeiro, Coastal Carolina
MF – Justin Portillo, Coastal Carolina
MF – Ali Al-Gashamy, Gardner-Webb
MF – Adam Sewell, High Point
D – Shawn McLaws, Coastal Carolina
D – Marius Hammersmark, Gardner-Webb
D – Sam Duinick, Liberty
D – Magnus Thorsson, Winthrop
GK – Devin Cook, Coastal Carolina
AL – Ricky Garbanzo, Coastal Carolina

Second Team All-Conference
F – Jhuvon Francis, Coastal Carolina
F – Max Hasenstab, Winthrop
F – Achille Obougou, Winthrop
MF – Justin Franz, Campbell
MF – Juan Nino, Liberty
MF – Philip van Berkom, Longwood
MF – Adam Brundle, Winthrop
D – Travis Golden, Campbell
D – Uchenna Uzo, Coastal Carolina
D – Austin Yearwood, High Point
D – Jo Vetle Rimstad, Radford
GK – Kody Palmer, High Point
AL – Rhys Cairns, Longwood

Honorable Mention All-Conference
Sonny Mukungu, High Point
Anthony Ugorji, Longwood
Matt Janssen, Radford
Paul Egle, UNC Asheville
Daniel Kitchen, VMI

Babatunji Osifesto, Campbell
Sergio Carmargo, Coastal Carolina
Kai Morton, Coastal Carolina
Matthew Swan, Gardner-Webb
Iman Mafi, Gardner-Webb
Pat Shelton, High Point
Alex Dominguez, Liberty
Carlos Canas, Longwood
Jo Vetle Rimstad, Radford
Max Hasenstab, Winthrop
Pietro Bottari, Winthrop

Attacking Player of the Year
Pedro Ribeiro, MF, Coastal Carolina

Freshman of the Year
Max Hasenstab, F, Winthrop

Defensive Player of the Year
Shawn McLaws, D, Coastal Carolina

Coach of the Year
Jon Atkinson, Longwood

Matthew Oliver, Campbell
Justin Portillo, Coastal Carolina
Brooks Asger, Gardner-Webb
Austin Yearwood, High Point
Juan Nino, Liberty
Philip van Berkom, Longwood
Josh Carter, Presbyterian College
Bernardo Ulmo, Radford
Bobby Castro, UNC Asheville
Hunter Morgan, VMI
Achille Obougou, Winthrop

Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Matthew Oliver, Campbell