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Seven Eagles Named to All-CAC Men's Soccer Team; Kirkland Named ROY

Seven Eagles Named to All-CAC Men's Soccer Team; Kirkland Named ROY

The 2019 Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Men's Soccer Awards have been unveiled with St. Mary's senior Khalid Balogun being named CAC Offensive Player of the Year, while Christopher Newport senior Derek Cook claimed CAC Defensive Player of the Year honors. Mary Washington's Josh Kirkland garnered CAC Rookie of the Year accolades along with Salisbury senior Ryan Spadin who collected CAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year recognition. 

Balogun was named CAC Offensive Player of the Year after leading the conference with 16 goals - six more than his nearest competitor. His 36 points put him ten clear of the field as the 6-foot-4 senior also captured his fourth straight season as a first team All-CAC honoree, including Rookie of the Year honors in 2016.

Cook was selected as CAC Defensive Player of the Year after he anchored the CNU backline that took the Captains to the 2019 CAC regular season title. He led a group of CNU defenders with allowed only four goals in ten conference matches this season.

Kirkland earned CAC Rookie of the Year distinction after scoring six goals in his debut season at Mary Washington. The Eagles used the freshman forward to propel UMW to the second seed in the league tournament thanks to the league's most profilic offense -- scoring 32 goals in conference play.

Spadin, a biology major with high marks, has proved himself both inside the classroom and on the playing field and is the inaugural CAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men's soccer. Spadin, a senior midfielder, posted a pair of goals and an assist in 19 contests this season for Salisbury.

CAC regular season champions Christopher Newport earned CAC Coaching Staff of the Year distinction after Justin Chezem had a successful first year at the helm of the Captains.

2019 CAC Offensive Player of the Year: Khalid Balogun, St. Mary's (Md.)
2019 CAC Defensive of the Year: Derek Cook, Christopher Newport
2019 CAC Rookie of the Year: Josh Kirkland, Mary Washington
2019 CAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Ryan Spadin, Salisbury (Sr., Mid, Delmar, Md./Salisbury Christian)
2019 CAC Coaching Staff of the Year: Christopher Newport, led by Justin Chezem

2019 All-CAC Men's Soccer First Team

Khalid Balogun Sr. For St. Mary's Bowie, Md. / Bowie 1st in '18, 1st in '17, 1st & ROY in '16
Zion Friday Jr. For York Bethesda, Md. / Walter Johnson 2nd in '18, 2nd in '17
Jeremy Hokenson Jr. For Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va./Courtland  
Josh McRobie Sr. For St. Mary's Crofton, Md. / Arundel 1st in '18
Dolph Hegewisch Jr. Mid Salisbury Crofton, Md./DeMatha Catholic  
Anoi Hindle Sr. Mid St. Mary's Huntingtown, Md.  
Roshawn Panton Jr. Mid St. Mary's Bowie, Md. / Eleanor Roosevelt 1st in '18
Gabriel Soriano Sr. Mid Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va./Chancellor  
Ben Ahrens Sr. Def Mary Washington Richmond, Va. / Mills Godwin 2nd in '18
Derek Cook Sr. Def Christopher Newport Yorktown, Va. / Tabb 2nd in '18
Brook Addisu Sr. Def York Silver Spring, Md. / DeMatha 1st in '18, 1st in '17
Davis Pillow Jr. Def Christopher Newport Smithfield, Va.  
Ken Kurtz Jr. GK Mary Washington Katonah, N.Y. / Somers 1st in '18


2019 All-CAC Men's Soccer Second Team

Will Collins So. For Christopher Newport Richmond, Va./James River  
Josh Kirkland Fr. For Mary Washington Richmond, Va./Deep Run  
Cullen Myers So. For Salisbury Scranton, Pa./Prep  
Justin Wilson Jr. For Christopher Newport Bremerton, Wash./Lafayette (Va.)  
Andres Cabrera So. Mid Mary Washington Manassas, Va./Osbourn  
Clark Chapman So. Mid Christopher Newport Haymarket, Va./Battlefield  
Cory Hogge So. Mid Christopher Newport Midlothian, Va./James River  
Ryan Spadin Sr. Mid Salisbury Delmar, Md. / Salisbury Christian 1st in '18
Isiah Dorsey Sr. Def York Sykesville, Md./Manchester Valley  
Alex Eiben Sr. Def Salisbury Jefferson, Md. / Brunswick 2nd in '18
Andrew Kalinoski Sr. Def St. Mary's Lusby, Md. / Patuxent 2nd in '18
Jacob Lovinger Sr. Def Mary Washington Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby  
Justin Piercy Sr. GK Christopher Newport Fredericksburg, Va./Riverbend