CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s soccer team took home four major awards while eleven Cavaliers were named all-state selections by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) as announced by the organization Wednesday (Jan. 18).
Andreas Ueland was named Defensive Player of the Year while Leo Afonso was named Player of the Year. Head coach George Gelnovatch took coach of the year honors while Reese Miller was named Co-Rookie of the Year, sharing the honor with Cameron Arnold of James Madison.
Ueland was the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, All-ACC Tournament, All-ACC First Team, United Soccer Coaches All-Region and First Team Scholar All-American. He helped UVA to eight shutouts, which was fourth most in the ACC. Ueland made game-saving tackles in wins over No. 3 Syracuse and No. 18 Clemson and scored two goals on the year.
Afonso was named First Team All-ACC and United Soccer Coaches All-Region after leading Virginia with 18 points (7 goals, 4 assists) and four game-winning goals. The Cavaliers were 6-0-1 in games when he scored a goal and 9-0-1 in games where he recorded a point. He scored or assisted in two of Virginia’s three post-season matches and was named ACC Offensive Player of the Week once.
Gelnovatch’s Cavaliers were picked to finish last in the ACC Coastal Division, but the wound up one point away from the Coastal title and fell in penalty kicks to the eventual ACC and NCAA Champions, Syracuse in the ACC semifinals. Virginia finished 10-4-5 on the year and will enter the 2023 season on an eight-match unbeaten streak after a tie in the ACC semifinal, along with the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Miller earned ACC All-Freshman selection after appearing in 17 games with 15 starts and recording two goals with one assist. Both of Miller’s goals game against Pitt and served as game-winning goals on separate occasions.
VaSID names 44 all-state teams in 23 sports each year, as well as an Academic All-State squad and an all-sports champion in both the University and College Divisions. Membership in VaSID is open to all media relations professionals working at a university or conference in the state of Virginia.
2022 VaSID University Division Men’s Soccer All-State Team
Defense: Andreas Ueland – University of Virginia
Defense: Tyler Clegg – James Madison University
Defense: Moritz Kappelsberger – University of Virginia
Forward: Leo Afonso – University of Virginia
Forward: Cameron Arnold – James Madison University
Forward: Luke Eberle – Liberty University
Midfield: Daniel Mangarov – University of Virginia
Midfield: Alex Krakowiak – James Madison University
Midfield: Reese Miller – University of Virginia
Midfield: Marko Mitrevski – Liberty University
Goalie: Holden Brown – University of Virginia
Defense: Melker Anshelm – James Madison University
Defense: Aidan O’Connor – University of Virginia
Defense: Josiah Blanton – James Madison University
Forward: Phil Horton – University of Virginia
Forward: Balint Kocso – George Mason University
Forward: Kome Ubogu – University of Virginia
Midfield: Danny Flores – Virginia Tech
Midfield: Misei Yoshizawa – Virginia Tech
Midfield: Paul Wiese – University of Virginia
Midfield: Axel Ahlander – University of Virginia
Goalie: Sebastian Conlon – James Madison University