BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern men's soccer team saw its most Southern Athletic Association All-Conference honorees since 2014 Tuesday when seven Panthers were named All-SAA. Senior Dallas Coyne (Vestavia Hills, Ala./Vestavia Hills HS) and sophomore Galen Curry (Birmingham, Ala./Spain Park HS) earned first-team honors for their play this season.
"I am very proud of our players receiving all-conference accolades," said Head Coach Greg Vinson. "Each award is well deserved and represents the hard work and dedication of not only the individual, but the team as a whole. The season ended too soon for us, but our representation on the all-conference teams certainly shows the respect we earned in our league."
Coyne led the Panthers in shots, goals, and points, starting in all 16 matches. His .439 shot-on-goal percentage was the best of all players with over 20 shots. He spent 1,270 minutes on the pitch and recorded a hat trick in the win over Berry College. Coyne is ranked nationally in goals per game and third in the SAA.
Curry became the Panthers primary keeper midway through the season. He boasts a 4-1-1 record and owns two of the team's four shutouts. He finished the season with a team-best 33 saves. Curry ranks nationally for his 1.08 goals against average and .786 save percentage, and second is in the league.
Junior Tylan Jones (Peachtree City, Ga./College of Charleston) was the only Panther named Second-Team All-SAA. He started in all 16 of the team's matches, putting in over 1,220 minutes of work. He finished the season with eight points and scored the game winning goal against Hendrix.
Seniors Conner Quiggle (Franklin, Tenn./Franklin HS), Patrick Erickson (Washington, D.C./St. Stephens & St. Agnes School) and Dylan Rose (Brentwood, Tenn./Ravenwood HS), with sophomore Brother Swagler (Birmingham, Ala./Mountain Brook HS) were voted honorable mention.
Rose is the team's second leading point scorer. He finished with four goals and two assists. Both Erickson and Swagler earned nine points on the year with three goals and three assists. And Quiggle, who also started all 16 matches, earned three goals, two of which were game winners. His second game winner was two minutes into overtime against Covenant.