KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Salisbury University men's soccer team saw three members of its 2015 NCAA tournament squad named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-South Atlantic Region team, as announced by the organization on Thursday. Senior Drew Staedeli and junior Leslie Umunna were named to the second team, while junior Nathaniel Eiben was put on the third team.
Staedeli makes his second appearance on the NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region team; with his first selection coming during the 2013 season when he was a third-team pick. During the 2015 season, the senior captain recorded 105 saves en route to a .890 save percentage, which is good for fifth in the nation. Staedeli also compiled a 0.63 goals-against average for the Gulls, which puts him at 21st in the nation.
In his first season in the maroon and gold, Umunna became an immediate scoring threat for the Sea Gulls as he put home seven goals and added one assist for 15 points. Three of Umunna's seven tallies came as game-winning goals, including his penalty-kick goal in the Capital Athletic Conference championship game to lead Salisbury to its 13th NCAA tournament appearance.
Eiben made a name for himself on both ends of the field this year as he was a part of the backline that combined for 10 shutouts, while he scored four goals and one assist for nine points. Coming into the season with four career starts and five career shots, Eiben started all 20 contests for the Gulls this season and took 21 shots from his defensive position.
The announcement comes on the heels of Head Coach Gerry DiBartolo being named the NSCAA South-Atlantic Region's Coach of the Year.
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