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Men’s Soccer Holds Annual Team Banquet

  • By Charlie Healy
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  • April 12, 2017 09:09 AM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University men's soccer team held its annual team banquet on Sunday, April 9, 2017.
 
The highlight video, played at the event, can be seen above and here, while a photo gallery can be viewed here.
 
At the annual banquet, the team looked back on the 2016 campaign and honored its senior class. Felix Angerer, Mike Desiderio, Christian Diaz, Jack Elliott and Trevor Moon were recognized for their outstanding careers as Mountaineers and commitment to WVU.
 
Additionally, two awards were presented at the banquet. Senior Jack Elliott was named the Abel “Shadow” Sebele Players’ Player of the Year, while Arslan was recognized as the Coaches' Award recipient.
 
A native of London, England, Elliott started all 16 matches for the Mountaineers and logged a team-high 1,487 minutes. He scored two goals and added an assist, totaling five points. He anchored a back line that posted eight shutouts, including a shutout streak that lasted a program-record seven consecutive matches and 758 minutes.
 
An NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region First Team honoree in 2017 and a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-America selection in his career, Elliott was drafted in the fourth round of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft and signed with the Philadelphia Union.
 
Voted on annually by members of the WVU men’s soccer team, the Players' Player of the Year award was renamed in Sebele’s honor last year. Sebele, who passed away in January, 2016, was a midfielder for the Mountaineers from 2009-12.
 
The Coaches' Award honors the player that best exemplifies what it means to be a Mountaineer men's soccer player: honor, respect, philanthropy, leadership, academic success, selflessness, character and integrity.
 
Arslan tied for the team lead with four goals as a junior in 2016. He played in all 16 matches and had nine points. He was named a Distinguished Scholar-Athlete by the Mid-American Conference and the Academic All-MAC and All-Big 12 teams.
 
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