Three Cavaliers Named to NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region Team
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia’s Will Bates (Jr., Chester, Va.), Hunter Jumper (Sr., Plano, Texas) and Brian Ownby (Sr., Glen Allen, Va.) have been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s All-South Atlantic Region Team, as announced by the NSCAA. Bates and Jumper were second-team selections, while Ownby was a third-team pick.
The all-region selections were made following a vote of the region’s head coaches.
Bates was a first-team All-ACC pick this year despite suffering a season-ending injury in mid-October. Starting UVa’s first 15 matches at forward, Bates scored 14 of the Cavaliers’ 29 goals in that span and also added four assists. Despite his injury-shortened season, Bates still finished 13th nationally in goals and 15th in total points (32). He fell one goal shy of the UVa single-game record on Sept. 20 when he tallied four goals in a win over Radford. Bates later recorded a hat trick on Oct. 14 at Wake Forest. Bates also was named to the NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region Second Team as a freshman in 2009.
Jumper started 17 games this season and finished his UVa career with 79 starts. He started 15 of his 17 games this year at left back, scoring a pair of goals and adding four assists. Jumper was named to the Capital One Academic All-District First Team in 2011 and also earned a spot on the ACC All-Tournament Team for the third straight year.
Ownby played at midfield and forward for the Cavaliers this year, scoring six goals and adding a pair of assists in 18 games. He was a second-team All-ACC selection in 2011 after earning first-team All-ACC honors last year. Ownby also was the 2009 ACC Freshman of the Year and scored 21 goals while assisting on 10 more during his UVa career. Ownby also was named to the NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region Second Team as a freshman in 2008.