PBC Releases Men’s Soccer All-Conference Team

PBC Releases Men’s Soccer All-Conference Team

EVANS, GA – The Peach Belt Conference released the 2015 men's soccer All-Conference team at a banquet on the eve of the tournament semifinals in Evans, Ga.   Young Harris' Paco Craig was named the PBC Player of the Year while Lander's Hugo Delhommelle was named the Freshman of the Year.  Flagler's John Lynch was voted as the Coach of the Year.  All awards were selected by the league's head coaches.

Craig becomes only the second PBC player to ever win the PBC Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year awards during their career, joining Lander's Adam Arthur who won the POTW in 2009.  The 2013-14 Freshman of the Year, Craig has been a central figure in Young Harris' run of three straight conference championships, including this season.  A junior from London, England, the defensive midfielder is tied for sixth in the league in goals, seventh in assists and seventh in points.  He is also a leader on a defense that is tied for the league lead with six shutouts and is second in the league with 17 goals allowed and a 0.99 GAA.  Craig keeps the Player of the Year award at Young Harris for a third straight year after Ilija Ilic won it in back-to-back seasons in 2013 and 2014.

Hugo Delhommelle made an immediate impact in his first collegiate season at Lander.  The freshman from Rennes, France, scored five goals and added six assists.  He is tied for fourth in the PBC in assists and for 10th in points.  He had a three-game scoring streak during the season that netted him a Player of the Week honor and had another stretch of four assists in three games.  He is tied for second in the PBC with three game-winning goals this season, including one in a conference win over Clayton State.  Delhommelle becomes the second Bearcat to be named the Freshman of the Year, joining the aforementioned Adam Arthur who won in 2006.

John Lynch has been the architect of Flagler's rise in 2015 to the #2 seed in the PBC Tournament, their highest seed since the 2011 season. The 2015 Saints were 9-5-1 overall, but 7-2 in conference play.  In his 17th season at Flagler, Lynch took a team with 12 freshman on the roster and has them contending for a tournament title.  As a team, Flagler is fourth in the PBC in goals scored, first in shot percentage, third in assists, fifth in goals allowed and third in shutouts.  The Coach of the Year honor is his third in seven seasons in the Peach Belt.

The 2015 All-Conference team is below.  Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players.

2015 Peach Belt Men's Soccer
All-Conference Team

First Team
 

Forwards
Avery Shepard, Clayton State
Sam Lofts, Lander

Midfielders
Lewis Hilton, Young Harris
Sven Ricke, Francis Marion
Hugo Delhommelle, Lander

Defenders
Paco Craig, Young Harris
Aleksi Tuominen, Clayton State
Jackie Kay, Flagler
Macauley King, Young Harris 

Goalkeeper
Andre Bernardini, USC Aiken
Barrett Nielsen, Lander 

Second Team

Forwards
Levin Sandmann, Francis Marion
Josh Phelps, UNC Pembroke
Pedro Silva, Flagler 

Midfielders
Andre Simmond, USC Aiken
Jonny Cosgrove, Flagler
Jonny Evans, Clayton State
Jordan Walshaw, UNC Pembroke 

Defenders
Russell Parker, Lander
Daniel Bowlt, North Georgia
Caleb Austin, Flagler 

Goalkeeper
Kenneth Perkinson, UNC Pembroke

PBC Elite 15 Award presented by GradesFirst
Tim Mohlin Törringer, Young Harris
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Brine Gold Ball Award (Most Goals Scored)
Avery Shepard, Clayton State 
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Player of the Year
Paco Craig, Young Harris
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Freshman of the Year
Hugo Delhommelle, Lander
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Coach of the Year
John Lynch, Flagler