November 16, 2009

Men's soccer adds five to All-Conference teams

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SUWANEE, Ga. -
#Tyler Evans# and #Tony Crocker# were named to the All-SCAC Second Team.  #Scott Shelton#, #Garner Shivers#, and #Nicholas Reitmeier# took Third Team honors in post-season honors today from the SCAC.

Evans led the Panthers in goals scored this season with 14 goals in the Panthers' 19 games.  He also led the Panthers in game winning goals with five.  Tyler scored the decisive goal against Mississippi College, Washington & Lee, Hendrix, Sewanee, and Huntingdon.

Crocker gave the Panthers balanced offense all season long.  The junior transfer from Appalachian State netted six goals and six assists on the season for a total 18 points on the year.  He got the game-winning goal in 'Southern's win over Emory and Henry.  He added scores against Blackburn, Washington U., Hendrix, Sewanee, and Berry.

Senior captain Scott Shelton, Garner Shivers, and Nicholas Reitmeier received All-SCAC Third Team honors for their individual contributions this season.  Scott anchored the Panther defense this season, but still managed to score the game-winning goal against Rhodes.  Shivers was second only to Evans in goals scored with seven, including the game-winner over Blackburn College to open the season.  Nicholas led the team in assists this season with eight and added two goals of his own to add to the BSC tally.

The Panthers finished the season 11-6-2 overall, but were still ineligible for post-season play due to the NCAA Division III transition period.  BSC will be eligible for the conference and NCAA post-season tournaments in 2011.