Men’s Soccer Lands Nine on GSC All-Decade Team

first_imgBIRMINGHAM, Ala.- The UWF Men’s soccer team was rewarded with eight players being named to the Gulf South Conference’s all-decade team along with long-time coach Bill Elliott who won coach of the decade, the conference announced Tuesday morning.The Argos landed three players each on the first and second teams, while two more members were chosen as honorable mention selections.  Forward Sean Hoffstatter is first up on the list of Argos who made the first-team.  The Fort Walton Beach native had his best season during his junior year where he was named the 2018 GSC player of the year, united soccer coaches first-team all-region, D2CCA All-America third team after scoring 17 goals and tallying 40 points.  In 2019, he was once again selected All-GSC first team, USC all-south region second team and D2CCA all-south region first team.  He leaves as the program’s 10th all-time scorer with 26 career goals.Next up is midfielder Richard Dixon.  He made the first team after being the only Argo to be selected as a USC all-south region all four years during his time at UWF.  Dixon was also chosen twice to the D2CCA All-south region teams and is the only player in program history to win GSC player of the year twice (2009, 2012).  Rounding out the list of the first teamers is former defender, Sean Reynolds.  Reynolds was a force on the back end as similar to the two aforementioned players, he was named GSC player of the year in 2011.  His other accolades include being a two-time USC all-south region member, D2CCA All-South region selection as well as making the GSC All-Tournament team in 2011.Ed Chappe leads the way for those on the second team as the midfielder was phenomenal in both 2018 and 2019.  In both years he was selected All-GSC first team, D2CCA All-South Region First team and also to the USC All-South Region first team.  In 2019, the Reading, England native tied for the program led with seven goals to go along with six assists.  He was also named to the 2019 GSC Academic Honor Roll and All-Academic Team.Frank Cope played a huge role for the Argonauts during his four years with the squad.  His biggest impact came during the 2010-2011 season when he was chosen as a GSC “Top Ten” member which is presented to the top five male and female student-athletes across all sports based on athletic, academic and extracurricular achievement.  Cope led the team in assists with 10 that season, igniting the squad to a GSC Title.  He was also a two-time All-GSC first teamer, a 2010 member of the GSC All-Tournament Team, a D2CAA All-America Honorable mention and finally a 2012 USC All-South Region second team selection.2019 GSC defender of the year Jerry Wiltshire closes out the list of second-team selections.  A native of London, England, Wiltshire is a two-time All-GSC first team selection, and also a member of the 2019 GSC All-Tournament team, D2CCAA and USC All-South Region first teams to go along with making those publications second-teams during the 2018 campaign.  Wiltshire had the lone goal in the 2019 NCAA Tournament match-up against Florida Tech, the program’s first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2013.Former forward Felipe Oliveira and goalkeeper Ramon Sealy were named as honorable mention players.  Oliveira, a three-time All-GSC first team member, is ranked sixth and ninth in school history respectively with 29 career goals and 68 career points.  He made the All-GSC team all four years and was chosen to the 2015 All-GSC Tournament team.  Sealy minded the net during the early part of the decade and is one of only 11 Argos named to the All-GSC first team twice.  He is third in program history with a career GAA of 1.05 and had the second best GAA for an individual season of 0.79.Finally, Elliott was chosen as the coach of the decade after guiding the squad to a record of 108-53-21 and winning two GSC tournament titles in 2010 and 2013.  The Argos made the NCAA tournament three times during the decade (2010, 2013, 2019) and had two all-americans (Hoffstatter in 2018 and Cope in 2010) and three GSC players of the year.  The Chattanooga, Tennessee native was previously named as the GSC All-Time team coach and has led the Argonauts to a 284-131-45 record while going 113-32-19 in the GSC, over his 24 seasons at UWF.For the latest on the UWF Men’s Soccer Team, fans can visit goargos.com or follow the team on Twitter @UWFMSoccer or on Instagram and Facebook @UWFSoccer.Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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