Luigi Clendening Named SoCon Co-Player of the Year
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Georgia Southern's Luigi Clendening has been named Southern Conference Men's Soccer Co-Player of the Year after finishing the 2011 season with a league-high 13 goals to go with five assists. The senior forward led the Eagles to the third seed in the Southern Conference Tournament and four league wins after losing all six games in 2009 and 2010. He was joined on the all-conference team by sophomore midfielder Hunter Norton.
A native of Augusta, Ga., Clendening shares the award with Furman's Coleton Henning. This marks the first time in the 38 years of the award that two student-athletes shared the award. Clendening is the second Eagle to be named SoCon Player of the Year, joining Tony Moffat, who picked up the honor in 2003.
Georgia Southern's other first-team All-SoCon selection, Norton, is a native of Evans, Ga. The Eagles' captain, Norton scored four times and posted four assists as the Eagles finished the year with 2.0 goals per game. Norton is the son of Tom Norton, former Georgia Southern Men's and Women's Soccer Head Coach was a three-time SoCon Coach of the Year.
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- Category: Men's Soccer
- Published on Tuesday, 08 November 2011 13:12