Mwanga named NSCAA All-American

Dec. 11, 2009

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Oregon State sophomore forward Danny Mwanga was selected to NSCAA (National Coaches Association of America)/Performance Subaru All-Americans Second Team. He becomes the first ever Oregon State player to be selected by the NSCAA.

'We're all extremely proud of Danny's All-American honor,' Oregon State men's soccer head coach Steve Simmons said. 'It's no surprise to those who have seen him play. However, this honor could not of happen to a better person. Danny embodies everything good in a person and teammate. I know he's made those involved with OSU Soccer in the past and present very proud.'

A native of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mwanga became the first player in Oregon State's history to be named Pac-10 Player of the Year in men's soccer.

A 2009 M.A.C. Hermann Trophy semifinalist, Mwanga led the Conference in multiple offensive categories including: goals scored (14), points per game (1.67), goals per game (0.78) and game-winning goals (5). He finished second in points (30). His mark in goals per game ranked third in the NCAA.

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.

UCLA's senior midfielder Kyle Nakazawa (1st team) and senior keeper Brian Perk (2nd team) along with Stanford junior defender Bobby Warshaw (1st team) were also named from the Pac-10.

The NSCAA/Performance Subaru All-American selections will be recognized at the annual All-American Luncheon, held in Philadelphia, Pa. on Jan. 16 as part of the 2010 NSCAA Convention.

The All-America teams:

First team

Pos., Player, Year, School, Hometown
K, Jeffrey Attinella, Jr., South Florida, Safety Harbor, Fla.
D, Bobby Warshaw, Jr., Stanford, Mechanicsburg, Pa.
D, Zach Loyd, Sr., North Carolina, Verdigris, Okla.
D, Ike Opara*, Jr., Wake Forest, Durham, N.C.

M, Kyle Nakazawa, Sr., UCLA, Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
M, Anthony Ampaipitakwong*, Jr., Akron, Carrollton, Texas
M, Corben Bone*, Jr., Wake Forest, Plano, Texas
M, Tony Tchani, So., Virginia, Norfolk, Va.
F, Teal Bunbury, So., Akron, Prior Lake, Minn.
F, Colin Rolfe, So., Louisville, Canton, Mich.
F, Ryan Kinne, Jr., Monmouth, Naugatuck, Conn.
F, Andre Akpan**, Sr., Harvard, Grand Prairie, Texas

Second team

K, Brian Perk, Sr., UCLA, Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
D, Phil Edginton, Sr., Louisville, Auckland, New Zealand
D, Mark Blades*, Sr., Northwestern, Lakewood, Ohio
D, Barry Rice, Sr., Kentucky, Parma, Ohio
M, Dan Bostock, Sr., Monmouth, West Long Branch, N.J.
M, Conor O'Brien, Sr., Bucknell, Mt. Sinai, N.Y.
M, Two-Boys Gumede, Sr., UAB, Durban, South Africa
M, Toni Stahl, Sr., Connecticut, Tuusula, Finland
F, Nane Joseph, Sr., Old Dominion, Yaounde, Cameroon
F, Danny Mwanga, So., Oregon State, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
F, Darlington Nagbe, So., Akron, Lakewood, Ohio
F, Garrett Webb, Sr., Drake, Prairie Village, Kan.

Third team

K, Zac MacMath, So., Maryland, St. Petersburg, Fla.
D, Ryan Peterman, Sr., San Diego, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
D, Tim Ream, Sr., Saint Louis, St. Louis, Mo.
D, Nick Schuermann, Sr., Wofford, Fort Mill, S.C.
D, Indy Smith, Jr., North Carolina-Wilmington, Black Mountain, N.C.
M, Irving Garcia, Sr., UC Irvine, San Luiz, Ariz.
M, Daniel Keat, Jr., Dartmouth, Hanover, N.H.
M, Michael Farfan, Jr., North Carolina, Wildomar, Calif.
F, Austin Neil, So., Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Okla.
F, Zack Schilawski, Sr., Wake Forest, Cary, N.C.
F, William Schuler, So., North Carolina, Allentown, N.J.
F, Andrew Hoxie, Sr., William and Mary, Newport News, Va.

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