Harry Beddo and Randall Schoen Named First-Team All-UAA
Chicago, Ill., November 7, 2009 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s soccer team had five players earn 2009 All-University Athletic Association (UAA) honors, as announced by the conference office. The Bears had two student-athletes garner first-team all-UAA accolades, junior Harry Beddo and junior Randall Schoen.
Additionally, junior Cody Costakis, junior Alex Neumann and senior Nat Zenner earned honorable mention all-UAA honors.
It is the third-straight year that Beddo has earned all-UAA honors, but it is the first time in his career he is a first-team all-UAA selection. As a freshman Beddo was named second-team all-UAA, and he was an honorable-mention all-UAA selection last year. On the field, Beddo fulfilled a number of roles for the Bears, frequently changing between defender, midfielder and forward throughout a game. He ended 2009 ranked second at Washington University with three goals, and third with six points.
Schoen was a second-team all-UAA selection a year ago, and he also earns first-team conference honors for the first time in his career. Starting 17 games for Washington University in the backfield, Schoen helped anchor a defensive unit that allowed just 16 goals all season, an average of fewer than one per game. He also tallied his only assist of the year in a 3-1 win over Fontbonne University on Oct. 13.
In his first season at Washington University, Costakis established himself as a crucial member of the Bears’ midfield. He started in 15 games, making 18 appearances, and finished the year ranked fourth on the team with five points, scoring one goal and recording three assists.
Neumann was one of only two players to start in all 19 games for Washington University this season. Another steady defender on the WU back row, Neumann played an important role for a defensive unit that had a team goals against average of 0.81, which ranked 54th in NCAA Division III. He also earned ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VII second-team honors earlier this fall.
Zenner started in the backfield but continued to have an impact on the Bears’ offensive attack. With three goals and two assists, he ranked second at Washington U. with eight points, and he earned all-UAA honors for the first time in his career. Zenner ends his four years on the Danforth Campus with 14 goals, four assists and 32 points.
Washington University finished its season with a 9-7-3 overall record, and the Bears were 3-4 in the UAA, ranking fourth in the final conference standings.