Four Gusties Named United Soccer Coaches All-North Region

Posted on December 2nd, 2019 by

(Photos courtesy of David Faulkner, SPX Sports.)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – United Soccer Coaches released its All-Region Teams on Monday and four Gustavus men’s soccer players were named to the All-North Region Teams. Midfielder Matt Gibbons (Jr., Minneapolis), goalkeeper Wesley Sanders (Fy., Urbandale, Iowa), and forward Cole Schwartz (So., Jakarta, Indonesia) were named to the first team, while Raphael Cattelin (Fy., Edina, Minn.) received Third Team honors.

Cattelin earned All-Region Team honors in his first collegiate season, after scoring 49 points. He finished the year with 17 goals and 15 assists, with his assists being the fifth most in the nation, while his total points were seventh. Cattelin led Gustavus with seven game-winning goals, including three-straight in the team’s final two regular season contests and their first-round MIAC playoff matchup with Saint John’s.

Garnering his second straight All-Region nod, Gibbons continued his solid collegiate career, tallying eight goals and 14 assists for 30 points from the midfield position. Gibbons ranked fourth in the nation this season with 0.78 assists per game, and was instrumental in the team’s NCAA Tournament games, tallying three assists in Gustavus’s two contests.

Sanders started every game in net for Gustavus, posting an 18-4-0 record, with his win in the NCAA Opening round win over Colorado College setting the new school record for most goalie wins in a season with 18. Sanders saved 71 shots while allowing 22 goals for a save percentage of .763. He had five complete game shutouts to lead the conference, while he played a large portion of three other shutouts for the Golden Gusties.

In his first season in the Black and Gold, Schwartz etched his name in the Gustavus record book, totaling 24 goals and seven assists. His 55 points make him the fifth player in conference history to score at least 50 points in a season and are the most of any conference player since 1975, when former Gustie Larry Shelhamer totaled 62. He also find his way into the national spotlight, with points being the second most in the nation, while his 24 goals rank third.

United Soccer Coaches Release

 

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