Three Gulls claim NSCAA All-Region honors

Three Gulls claim NSCAA All-Region honors

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced the 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division III Men's All-South Atlantic Region teams Monday, and three Sea Gulls were honored.

Senior Larry Cornish and junior Logan Becker earned second-team accolades, while sophomore Drew Staedeli was placed on third team.

Cornish competed in 18 matches this season, totaling three goals and an assist. The senior was shifted to the midfield position for the 2013 season, helping control the center field in a year that the Sea Gulls found the back of the net 54 times, placing the team 24th in the country in total goals. The Salisbury, Md., native utilized his 6-foot-4 height inside the 18-yard box, capitalizing on a header in the first round of the NCAA tournament against Greensboro College. Cornish concludes his career with Salisbury playing in 69 contests accumulating 13 points.

Becker started in all 22 games for the Sea Gulls, helping lead SU to an outstanding defensive season. Salisbury only allowed 11 goals for the season ranking it sixth in the country in team goals-against average (0.49), while finishing second in the nation in shutout percentage (0.68) with 15 blank sheets. The junior tallied an assist in the season, as well as tacking on 13 shots.

Staedeli started in the net for Salisbury every game this season, totaling 1,869 minutes for the year. The sophomore recorded 11 shutouts for the season with four partials, only allowing 11 balls past his gloves. Staedeli finished seventh in the country with a goals-against average of 0.53 through 22 matches, while placing 24th in save percentage (0.853). The Ellicott City, Md., native concluded the season with 18 wins, giving him sole possession of second place in program history for wins in an individual season.

The Sea Gulls finished the season with an overall record of 18-4, going 8-0 in the Capital Athletic Conference and reaching the conference championship. Salisbury extended its season to the second round of the NCAA tournament, falling to the eventual national champion Messiah College, 3-0.

To see the complete NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region teams, click here.

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