Wolves land three on SAC All-Conference team, Neumann tabbed Freshman of the Year

Wolves land three on SAC All-Conference team, Neumann tabbed Freshman of the Year
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 | by Janay Boone, Athletic Communications Assistant

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Newberry College freshman forward Till Neumann was named to the South Atlantic Conference Men’s Soccer All-Conference first team, headlining a list of three Wolves to be recognized on the All-SAC men's soccer squad, which was released by the league office on today. Neumann was also name the SAC Freshman of the Year. In addition to Neumann was junior Fabrizio Bucco and Tobias Henriksen, who were honorable mention picks.

The Wolves (5-9-3) completed the regular season with a 3-6-1 mark in SAC play to finish in eighth place. Newberry traveled to Wingate, N.C. on Tuesday night hoping to further their 2017 season, but were dropped by top seeded Wingate 3-0.

Neumann, a 5-9 freshman out of Calden,Germany found the back of the net 13 times to lead the SAC in goals and rank 13th in Division II. Through 14 starts for the Wolves, Neumann compiled 28 points and added two assists.He recorded his first hat trick of his career in the conference opener match at Coker on September 13. Neumann averaged one goal per game to rank 6th in the nation, his five game winning goals was good for second in the league and 11th in the nation.

He recorded five game-winning goals on the season, which sits him at 18th in the nation. Neumann’s efficient scoring came in handy in the double overtime wins against Mount Olive and Mars Hill. He finished the season taking 71 shots, with 30 of them being on frame.

Henriksen, a freshman from Finnsnes, Norway was an honorable mention pick coming off an impressive season with the Wolves. His first goal came in the matchup against USC Aiken, where the Wolves drew 2-2 from a late goal by Henriksen. He is tied for third in the conference in assists with five and recorded five goals.

Bucco, a junior from Guayaquil, Ecuador started in all 17 contest for the Wolves this season. The 5-9 captain had his best offensive performance this season against Lees-McRae. Bucco recorded two goals in the game, taking four shots and all but one being on frame. Alongside teammate Henriksen, he has racked up five assists on the season.

The complete list of 2017 SAC men's soccer award winners can be found below.

2017 South Atlantic Conference Men’s Soccer All-Conference


First Team

F – Ignacio de Goya, Lenoir-Rhyne

F – Till Neumann, Newberry

F – Danilo da Silva, Lincoln Memorial

F – Tobias Solem Karlsen, Carson-Newman

MF – Tom Read, Carson-Newman

MF – Florian Simon, Lenoir-Rhyne

MF – Felipe Checco, Wingate

MF – Victor Cascon, Lenoir-Rhyne

D – Damian Gaona, Wingate

D – Sercan Cihan, Lenoir-Rhyne

D – Michael Hornsby, Queens

D – Samuel Jenkins, Carson-Newman

GK – Pablo Jara, Wingate


Second Team

F – Edmundo Robinson, Queens

F - Elliot Cutts, Wingate

F – Elma N’For, Wingate

F – Aladdin Elfares, Coker

MF – Henrique Rezek, Lincoln Memorial

MF – Mattia Ditmmaso, Wingate

MF – Mateo Correa, Wingate

MF – Cameron Emerson, Anderson

D – Emil Tansinda, Lenoir-Rhyne

D – Oscar Mitchell, Mars Hill

D – Christoph Willemsen, Lincoln Memorial

D – Ronaldo de Jesus, Lincoln Memorial

GK – Zach King, Lenoir-Rhyne


Honorable Mention

F – Victor Peres, Lincoln Memorial

F – Thomas Joergsholm, Anderson

F – Ashley Kelynack, Carson-Newman

F – Edgar Cervantes, Tusculum

MF – Tobias Henriksen, Newberry

MF – Fabrizio Bucco, Newberry

MF – Cam Macer, Mars Hill

D – Philipp Hollenhorst, Catawba

D – Jonny Le Quesne, Carson-Newman

D – Josh Calabria, Anderson

D – Robbie Jenkinson, Coker

GK – Twan Verweij, Carson-Newman


Player of the Year

Ignacio de Goya, Lenoir-Rhyne


Freshman of the Year

Till Neumann, Newberry


Coach of the Year

Gary Hamill, Wingate


Fair Play Award



Stat Champions

Goals per Match: Till Neumann, Newberry | 1.0

Points per Match: Till Neumann, Newberry | 2.15

Assists per Match: Danilo da Silva, Lincoln Memorial | 0.47

Goals Against Average: Zach King, Lenoir-Rhyne | .822

Save Percentage: Zach King, Lenoir-Rhyne | .809

Shutouts: Twan Verweij, Carson-Newman | 8

Team Points per Match: Wingate | 6.31

Team Goals per Match: Wingate | 2.31

Team Assists per Match: Wingate | 1.69

Team Shutouts: Carson-Newman | 9

Team Goals Against Average: Lenoir-Rhyne | .822

Team Winning Percentage: Lenoir-Rhyne | .767