Elon, Charleston, Hofstra Earn CAA Major Awards for 2022 Men's Soccer Season

Elon, Charleston, Hofstra Earn CAA Major Awards for 2022 Men's Soccer Season

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RICHMOND, Va. (Nov. 2, 2022) – Elon collected two of four major awards for the 2022 CAA men’s soccer season, while Charleston and Hofstra each grabbed one as part of regular season honors voted on by the league’s head coaches.

 
Regular season champion Elon’s Vemund Hole Vik was voted by the CAA’s coaches as Defensive Player of the Year and Marc Reeves was unanimously recognized as Coach of the Year. Hofstra’s Ryan Carmichael was selected as Player of the Year and Charleston’s Chris Elliott as Rookie of the Year.
 
Hole Vik and Reeves are Elon’s first CAA major award winners since Nathan Diehl was voted Defender of the Year in 2015 – Elon’s other season earning a regular season championship in the league prior to this year. Elon ranks third in the nation entering the Championship in goals-against average at 0.562, allowing nine goals in 16 games. Hole Vik was also a major part of Elon’s success at the offensive end with three goals and four assists in the regular season. Reeves has led the Phoenix to a 10-3-3 record so far in 2022 and is Elon’s first Men’s Soccer Coach of the Year in the CAA.
 
Carmichael ranks second in the CAA with nine goals and 21 points this fall and helped Hofstra to the No. 3 seed in the CAA Championship with an 11-3-3 record. An All-CAA honoree in each of his first three seasons and a first team selection in the past two, Carmichael has contributed a goal or assist in 12 of 17 games this year.
 
Elliott led a strong freshman class for Charleston with eight goals – tied for third in the league and tied for third nationally among all rookies. Five of those eight goals came in conference play, as Elliott and the Cougars’ freshman class – which includes three of 10 all-rookie honorees – contributed to Charleston’s highest CAA standing since 2017.
 
Elon earned a league-high four selections to the All-CAA first team, while Hofstra and UNCW each earned two. All 10 CAA teams earned at least one all-conference nod.
 
The 2022 CAA Men’s Soccer Championship begins Thursday with two first round games, as Hofstra will face William & Mary and Northeastern will take on Drexel at neutral sites in North Carolina. Elon and UNCW will await in Sunday’s semifinals with the title game to be played the following weekend. All five games of the Championship can be seen on FloFC.
 
2022 All-CAA Men’s Soccer Honors
First Team
Name School Pos. Cl. Hometown
Ryan Carmichael Hofstra F Jr. Armagh, Northern Ireland
Mason Duval Elon F Sr. George Town, Cayman Islands
Chris Elliott Charleston F Fr. London, England
Eliot Goldthorp Hofstra M So. Leeds, United Kingdom
Alexander Levengood William & Mary M Sr. Richmond, Va.
Bachir Ndiaye UNCW M Sr. Jacksonville, N.C.
Scott Vatne Elon M So. Klepp, Norway
Franc Gamiz Quer Elon D Gr. Sabadell, Spain
Vemund Hole Vik Elon D Sr. Aalesund, Norway
Youri Senden Drexel D So. Voerendaal, Netherlands
Gabriel Perrotta UNCW GK Sr. Asuncion, Paraguay
 
Second Team
Name School Pos. Cl. Hometown
Jalen Anderson UNCW F Sr. Hamden, Conn.
Sam Donnellan Delaware F Fr. Newcastle, Australia
Leonardo D’Ambrosio Charleston M R-Fr. Turin, Italy
Daniel Nesseler Drexel M Gr. Leverkusen, Germany
Federico Tellez Northeastern M Jr. Miami, Fla.
Kyle Tucker Drexel M R-Sr. Phoenixville, Pa.
Ben Zakowski Monmouth M Sr. Glen Rock, N.J.
Josef Hefele UNCW D So. Bavaria, Germany
Pierce Infuso Hofstra D Jr. Merrick, N.Y.
Kasper Lehm Elon D Sr. Odense, Denmark
Ryan Bilichuk Elon GK Gr. Greenville, S.C.
 
Third Team
Name School Pos. Cl. Hometown
Jonas Bickus Stony Brook F So. Klaipeda, Lithuania
Diba Nwegbo William & Mary F Sr. Acworth, Ga.
Oliver Svalander Hofstra F Jr. Stockholm, Sweden
Roc Carles Hofstra M Jr. Mataro, Spain
Gabe Mercer UNCW M Sr. Wake Forest, N.C.
Majaliwa Msabaha Elon M Fr. Randers, Denmark
Aron Adalsteinsson Delaware D Sr. Reykjavik, Iceland
Gabe Dahlin Monmouth D So. Gothenburg, Sweden
Cole Knapp William & Mary D Jr. Charlotte, N.C.
Marcelo Lage Hofstra D Gr. Middleton, Mass.
Jake Shannon UNCW D Fr. Apex, N.C.
Wessel Speel Hofstra GK Jr. Utrecht, The Netherlands
 
2022 CAA Player of the Year: Ryan Carmichael, Hofstra
2022 CAA Defensive Player of the Year: Vemund Hole Vik, Elon
2022 CAA Rookie of the Year: Chris Elliott, Charleston
2022 CAA Coach of the Year: Marc Reeves, Elon
 
2022 CAA Men’s Soccer All-Rookie Team
Name School Pos. Cl. Hometown
Sami Baiche Northeastern M Fr. Stockholm, Sweden
Iker Carew Charleston F Fr. Skien, Norway
Sam Donnellan Delaware F Fr. Newcastle, Australia
Leonardo D’Ambrosio Charleston M R-Fr. Turin, Italy
Eryk Dymora Monmouth GK R-Fr. Clifton, N.J.
Chris Elliott Charleston F Fr. London, England
Jon Jelercic Stony Brook D Fr. Maribor, Slovenia
Majaliwa Msabaha Elon M Fr. Randers, Denmark
Ethan Newsome UNCW M/F Fr. Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Jake Shannon UNCW D Fr. Apex, N.C.
 
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