Four Cavaliers Earn All-ACC Honors
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Seniors Neil Barlow and Ross LaBauex, sophomore Tony Tchani and freshman Will Bates earned second team All-ACC honors, the conference announced Tuesday (Nov. 10). In addition to being a second team selection, Bates was named to the All-Freshmen Team.
Barlow (Herndon, Va.) has scored four goals and tallied a team-high five assists this season as a midfielder for the Cavaliers. With three-game winning goals and three game-winning assists, Barlow ranks first on the team in those two categories. It is the first All-ACC postseason honor of Barlow’s career after being named the league’s player of the week on Sept. 22.
LaBauex (Chicago, Ill.) has started 16 games this year for UVa and has one goal and one assist, each game-winning. A captain and midfielder, LaBauex is earning All-ACC honors for the first time in his career.
The 2008 ACC Rookie of the Year, Tchani (Norfolk, Va.) has scored five goals this season en route to second team honors. He leads active Cavaliers with 13 career goals.
Bates (Chester, Va.) paces Virginia’s offense with seven goals, one assist and 15 points this year. He has scored three game-winning goals in 2009 and was named TopDrawerSoccer’s National Player of the Week on Oct. 26.
Wake Forest’s Corben Bone was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Year, while Demon Deacon defender Ike Opara was named the Defensive Player of the Year. Duke’s Andrew Wenger was the ACC Rookie of the Year, while Wake Forest head coach Jay Vidovich was named the ACC Coach of the Year.
The Cavaliers, seeded fifth at this year’s ACC Tournament, face fourth-seeded Maryland on Wednesday (Nov. 11) at noon in Cary, N.C.
All-Conference First Team
Andrew Wenger Duke Fr. Defender
Jason Herrick Maryland Jr. Forward
Zac MacMath Maryland So. Goalkeeper
Michael Farfan North Carolina Jr. Midfielder
Zach Loyd North Carolina Sr. Defender
Billy Schuler North Carolina So. Forward
Alan Sanchez NC State Sr. Midfielder
Corben Bone Wake Forest Jr. Midfielder
Austin da Luz Wake Forest Sr. Midfielder
Ike Opara Wake Forest Jr. Defender
Zack Schilawski Wake Forest Sr. Forward
All-Conference Second Team
Justin Luthy Boston College Fr. Goalkeeper
Karl Reddick Boston College Jr. Defender
Cole Grossman Duke Jr. Midfielder
Kevin Tangney Maryland Sr. Defender
Drew Yates Maryland Sr. Midfielder
Cameron Brown North Carolina Jr. Midfielder
Ronnie Boemboue NC State Sr. Forward
Neil Barlow Virginia Sr. Midfielder
Will Bates Virginia Fr. Forward
Ross LaBauex Virginia Sr. Midfielder
Tony Tchani Virginia So. Midfielder
Kyle Bekker Boston College Midfielder
Justin Luthy Boston College Goalkeeper
Charlie Rugg Boston College Forward
Ryan Finley Duke Forward
Andrew Wenger Duke Defender
Taylor Kemp Maryland Defender
Ethan White Maryland Defender
Enzo Martinez North Carolina Forward
Will Bates Virginia Forward
Anthony Arena Wake Forest Defender
Andy Lubahn Wake Forest Forward
Offensive Player of the Year Defensive Player of the Year
Corben Bone, Wake Forest Ike Opara, Wake Forest
Freshman of the Year Coach of the Year
Andrew Wenger, Duke Jay Vidovich, Wake Forest