Hunter Norton Named Preseason All-SoCon
STATESBORO, Ga. – Georgia Southern’s Hunter Norton has been named to the 2012 SoCon Men’s Soccer Preseason All-Conference Team following a vote of the league’s head coaches. The Eagle squad was also picked sixth in the SoCon Preseason Coaches’ Poll with Southern earning a first place vote.
The Eagles’ junior captain finished the 2011 season with four goals and two assists, earning First Team All-SoCon Honors. On his career he has six goals on 54 career shots. Last year, Norton started all 17 games for the Eagles in midfield, scoring the game-winning goal against Belmont on September 9th.
The Eagles finished with a 4-3 conference record in 2011, placing third in the Southern Conference regular season standings after leading the league for much of the campaign. Southern returns four of its top-five goalscorers from last season.
Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team or players in the balloting.
The Eagles open the 2012 preseason on Friday afternoon with a 6:15 p.m. match at Eagle Field against Darton. GSU faces Lander in the final preseason match, Monday afternoon at 4 p.m. The regular season starts on Sunday, August 25th against UAB.
|2012 Men's Soccer Preseason Coaches Poll|
|2.||College of Charleston (1)||36|
|6.||Georgia Southern (1)||24|
|() denotes first-place votes|
|2012 Men's Soccer Preseason All-Conference Team|
|MF||Sean de Silva||Coll. of Charleston|
|MF||Hunter Norton||Georgia Southern|
|D||Lee Williams||App. St.|
- Category: Men's Soccer
- Published on Sunday, 31 December 1899 19:00