Colaluca Named NSCAA Second Team All-American
Dec. 7, 2006
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – – Virginia junior midfielder Nico Colaluca was named second team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Colaluca and fellow teammates redshirt freshman defender Bakary Soumare, sophomore forward Yannick Reyering and senior forward Adam Cristman were also named to the NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region teams.
The All-America honor is the first of Colaluca’s career. Colaluca enjoyed his best season as a Cavalier, leading the team in assists with 10 and added seven goals for 24 points, which ranked third on the team. He was named first team All-Atlantic Coast Conference.
Colaluca, Cristman, Soumare and Reyering were all selected NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region as Virginia was the only team with four players spread amongst the three teams. Colaluca was a first team selection while Soumare and Reyering were selected second team All-South Atlantic Region. Cristman was a third team selection.
Soumare was named second team All-ACC. He started 20 of 21 games in the back and played 1,839 minutes. He helped the Cavaliers to a 0.93 goals against average as UVa held its opponents to 21 goals in 22 games.
Reyering also was a second team All-ACC selection and led Virginia in scoring for the second straight season with 32 points. He had a team-high 12 goals and career-best eight assists. He started 21 of 22 games for the Cavaliers.
Cristman also was a second team All-ACC selection. He had one of his best seasons as a Cavalier posting a career-best 10 goals and 25 points, which ranked second on the team. He started 19 of 22 games and added five assists.