Virginia Men's Soccer Player Matt Oliver Named To 2003 NSCAA/adidas All-South Atlantic Region Team
Dec. 9, 2003
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia men’s soccer player Matt Oliver (Waldorf, Md./DeMatha Catholic) was named to the 2003 NSCAA/adidas All-South Atlantic Region Team as a Second Team selection. Oliver, a redshirt fourth-year defender, was the lone UVa player to be named to the 33-member squad. For Oliver, it marked the second consecutive year he was named to the All-South Atlantic Region Team as a Second Team choice. He was also named to the 2002 NSCAA/adidas All-South Atlantic Region Team last season.
Oliver’s selection to the 2003 NSCAA/adidas All-South Atlantic Region Team adds to his list of honors and accomplishments this season. Aside from being named to the 2003 NSCAA/adidas All-South Atlantic Region Team, Oliver was also named a 2003 First Team All-ACC choice, a 2003 ACC All-Tournament Team selection and was twice named to Soccer America’s Team of the Week (Week 3 & 12). He was also named to the 2003 Virginia Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team and to the 2003 Maryland Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team earlier this season.
Oliver started all 18 games he appeared in for Virginia during the 2003 season. He scored four points resulting from two goals and helped the UVa defense post seven shutouts as the Cavaliers won the 2003 Atlantic Coast Conference title and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Tournament. Virginia finished the season 11-10-2 overall, 3-3-0 in the ACC.
Here is a look at the 2003 NSCAA/adidas All-South Atlantic Region Teams:
2003 NSCAA/adidas ALL-SOUTH ATLANTIC REGION TEAMS
First TeamPosition Player SchoolGoalkeeper Samuel Cameron Old DominionBack Trevor McEachron Old DominionBack Phillip Hucles William & MaryBack Seth Stammler MarylandMidfield Sumed Ibrahim MarylandMidfield Scott Buete MarylandMidfield Thabiso Khumalo Coastal CarolinaForward Joseph Ngwenya Coastal CarolinaForward Matthew Delicate VCUForward McColm Cephas VCUForward Attila Vendegh Old Dominion
Second TeamPosition Player SchoolGoalkeeper John O'Hara George MasonBack Gonzalo Segares VCUBack Matt Oliver VirginiaBack Lasse Mertins Virginia TechMidfield Kevon Harris Old DominionMidfield Thorvaldur Arnason WinthropMidfield Mubarike Chisoni Coastal CarolinaForward Derek McElligott UMBCForward Darryl Roberts LibertyForward Omar Alfonso LoyolaForward Jamie Holmes Birmingham Southern
Third TeamPosition Player SchoolGoalkeeper Noah Palmer MarylandBack Jeff Curtin GeorgetownBack Joe Vidmar RichmondBack Cristian Neagu VCUBack David Garry WinthropMidfield Daniel Gargan GeorgetownMidfield Shawn Kuykendall AmericanMidfield Graham Albert William & MaryForward Colin Vint RichmondForward Michael Chumah WinthropForward Arnar Johannsson George Washington
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