Mwanga Named First Team All-Region
Dec. 10, 2009
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Sophomore forward Danny Mwanga was named to the NSCAA NCAA Division I Men's Far West All-Region Team it was announced. Mwanga becomes just the third Beaver to be named to the All-Region first team and the first since Robbie Findley in 2005.
Mwanga became the first Oregon State men's soccer player to be named the Pac-10 Player of the Year this year after being named Player of the week in consecutive weeks to close out the 2009 campaign.
The native of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, started all 18 games this season. Last season's Freshman of the Year, Mwanga led the Conference in multiple categories, including points (30), points per game (1.67), goals scored (14), goals per game (0.78) and game-winning goals (5). His marks in goals per game and points per game rank fourth and 12th in the NCAA, respectively.
Mwanga became only the fourth Pac-10 men's soccer player all-time to earn back-to-back Player of the Week honors, doing so on Nov. 10, 2009 and Nov. 17, 2009.
Mwanga's totals in goals, points, and shots (64) are the most since 2002 when Alan Gordon had 15 goals, 34 points, and 73 shots.
Mwanga is one of 15 semifinalists for the Hermann Trophy as well as one of 34 finalists for the Soccer News Net Men's College Player of the Year award.