2014 All-ACC Men’s Soccer Teams Announced

Pictured: Syracuse goalkeeper Alex Bono, who has a school-record 12 shutouts this season, is the ACC Defensive Player of the Year.


Notre Dame’s Hodan, Duke’s Davis, Syracuse’s Bono named Players of the Year; Syracuse’s McIntyre selected Coach of the Year; Louisville’s Kubel voted top freshman

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Notre Dame’s Patrick Hodan, Duke’s Sean Davis, and Syracuse’s Alex Bono highlight the 2014 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Teams, announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.

Hodan was voted as the ACC Offensive Player of the Year, Davis as the ACC Midfielder of the Year, and Bono as the ACC Defensive Player of the Year in a vote of the league’s 12 head coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own players. Louisville’s Tim Kubel received ACC Freshman of the Year honors, while Syracuses’s Ian McIntyre was voted Coach of the Year.

A junior midfielder from Brookfield, Wisconsin, Hodan ranks second in the league with nine goals, while his 21 points are good for third in the conference. He ranks 11th nationally with five game-winning goals for the Fighting Irish and has scored at least once in seven of his last nine matches.

A senior captain from Holmdel, New Jersey, Davis was the key playmaker for the Duke offense. He ranks fifth nationally in assists per game (0.63) and total assists (10), which is three more than he had in his previous three seasons combined. Davis’s lone goal of the season came on a 75th-minute free kick against No. 1 North Carolina to tie the game before he assisted on a late game winner.

Syracuse’s Bono backstopped one of the top defensive units in the country that only allowed seven goals during the regular season. A junior goalkeeper from Baldwinsville, New York, he ranks second in the nation in goals against average (0.376) and save percentage (0.899). In the quarterfinals of the ACC Championship, Bono set a program record for shutouts in a season with his 12th, and he is one away from tying the program’s career record of 31.

Kubel started all 18 games for the Cardinals, tallying six goals and three assists for 15 points in his rookie campaign which ranks tied for sixth in the league. A native of Stuttgart, Germany, Kubel scored two game-winning goals during the season, including the deciding goal at rival Kentucky.

McIntyre led the Orange to the No. 2 seed in the ACC Championship as the ACC Co-Atlantic Division Champion. Having started the season unranked, Syracuse currently sits at No. 1 in the country for the first time in program history and holds a 15-2-1 record.

North Carolina leads all league squads with seven All-ACC selections. Clemson and Notre Dame have five players recognized, followed by Syracuse with four honorees.

The 2014 ACC Men’s Soccer Championship continues on Friday, Nov. 14, with a pair of semifinal matches. No. 1 seed Notre Dame will play No. 4 Clemson in the first semifinal at 5:30 p.m., while No. 2 Syracuse and No. 6 Louisville will meet in the second semifinal at 8 p.m. Both matches will be streamed live on ESPN3.

Offensive Player of the Year - Patrick Hodan, Jr., M, Notre Dame
Midfielder of the Year - Sean Davis, Sr., M, Duke
Defensive Player of the Year - Alex Bono, Jr., GK, Syracuse
Freshman of the Year - Tim Kubel, Fr., D, Louisville
Coach of the Year - Ian McIntyre, Syracuse

All-ACC First Team
Sean Davis, Sr., M, Duke
Ben Strong, Jr., M, Louisville
Andy Craven, Sr., F, North Carolina
Omar Holness, So., M, North Carolina
Boyd Okwuonu, Sr., D, North Carolina
Nick Besler, Sr., M, Notre Dame
Patrick Hodan, Jr., M, Notre Dame
Alex Bono, Jr., GK, Syracuse
Emil Ekblom, So., F, Syracuse
Eric Bird, Sr., M, Virginia
Michael Gamble, Jr., F, Wake Forest

All-ACC Second Team
Zeiko Lewis, So., F, Boston College
Paul Clowes, Jr., M, Clemson
Kyle Fisher, Jr., D, Clemson
Phanuel Kavita, Sr., D, Clemson
Tim Kubel, Fr., D, Louisville
Brendan Moore, Sr., GK, North Carolina
Luke Mishu, Sr., D, Notre Dame
Julian Buescher, Fr., M, Syracuse
Skylar Thomas, Sr., D, Syracuse
Ricardo John, Fr., F, Virginia Tech
Ian Harkes, So., M, Wake Forest

All-ACC Third Team
Manolo Sanchez, Sr., F, Clemson
Andrew Tarbell, So., GK, Clemson
Brody Huitema, So., F, Duke
Zachary Mathers, Jr., D, Duke
Ricardo Velazco, Jr., F, Louisville
Holden Fender, Jr., M, NC State
Jonathan Campbell, Jr., D, North Carolina
Raby George, Jr., M, North Carolina
Rob Lovejoy, Sr., F, North Carolina
Andrew O'Malley, Gr., D, Notre Dame
Patrick Wall, Gr., GK, Notre Dame
Todd Wharton, Jr., M, Virginia

ACC All-Freshmen Team
Markus Fjortoft, Fr., D, Duke
Cameron Moseley, Fr., F, Duke
Tim Kubel, Fr., D, Louisville
Zach Knudson, Fr., M, NC State
Alan Winn, Fr., F, North Carolina
Jeffrey Farina, Fr., F, Notre Dame
Jon Gallagher, Fr., F, Notre Dame
Julian Buescher, Fr., M, Syracuse
Jake Rozhansky, Fr., M, Virginia
Ricardo John, Fr., F, Virginia Tech
Kris Reaves, Fr., D, Wake Forest