Men's Soccer Has Three Earn NSCAA All-Central Region Honors
2010 ALL-CENTRAL REGION TEAMS
St. Louis, Mo., December 8, 2010 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s soccer team had three student-athletes earn 2010 National Soccer Coaches of America Association (NSCAA)/Performance Subaru All-Central Region accolades, as announced by the association.
Senior back Harry Beddo and junior forward Patrick McLean highlighted the Bears’ honorees as first-team selections. Senior midfielder Cody Costakis earned second-team all-region honors. As first-team all-central region selections, Beddo and McLean are eligible for NSCAA All-America consideration.
Beddo earns NSCAA all-region honors for the second time in his career and for the second year in a row, but is a first-team selection for the first time. He helped anchor a Washington University backfield that was one of the top units in Division III last season.
The Bears allowed just nine goals in 2010, one of the top marks in the nation. Washington U. ranked sixth in Division III with a 0.42 goals against average and 16th in shutout percentage (0.6), recording 12 shutouts in 20 games. Beddo also scored one goal and notched three assists during his senior season.
McLean had a breakout year offensively, leading Washington University in scoring and garnering all-region honors for the first time in his career. He finished 2010 with a team-best six goals to go along with three assists for a team-leading 15 points. Three of his strikes were game-winning scores, and he tallied two goals in a 2-1 victory at Wheaton College on Sept. 25.
While McLean led the team in scoring, Costakis had a hand in 10 of the Bears’ goals last season, scoring four times and racking up a team-best six assists for 14 points. He netted a pair of game-winners and recorded an assist in three other game-winning goals. The versatile midfielder made the start all 20 games for Washington University and garners all-region honors for the first time in his career.
Washington University finished the season with one of the best overall records in school history, posting a 14-1-5 mark before advancing to the second round of the 2010 NCAA Division III Tournament. The Bears hosted Loras College in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, playing to a 1-1 tie before falling to the Duhawks in penalty kicks. The squad’s 14 wins mark the highest total since 2007 and tie for the second-best output during head coach Joe Clarke’s 14 seasons at Washington University.