Nine Beavers Earn All-Pac-12 Accolades, Terry Boss Named Coach of the Year
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Nine Oregon State men's soccer players earned All-Pac-12 honors as well as four individual awards, the conference announced Tuesday. Junior Sofiane Djeffal was named Player of the Year, redshirt senior Tyrone Mondi earned Offensive Player of the Year recognition and freshman Joran Gerbet garnered Freshman of the Year accolades. Head coach Terry Boss was named Coach of the Year by his peers within the Pac-12.
Djeffal, Gerbet, Mondi, and redshirt senior Tsiki Ntsabeleng earned First Team honors. Juniors Adrian Crespo and Gael Gibert, as well as graduate student Adrian Molina-Diaz garnered Second Team recognition. Junior Adrian Fernandez and redshirt sophomore Carlos Moliner earned Honorable Mention nods.
Under Boss' direction, the Beavers went 12-2-3 (7-1-2 Pac-12) this fall and marked their first outright Pac-12 title in program history on Nov. 11 with a 2-2 draw against Washington. Throughout the season, Oregon State climbed the United Soccer Coaches rankings, earning the program's first No. 1 national ranking on Nov. 8. The Beavers also topped the NCAA Men's Soccer RPI for two consecutive weeks.
Marking his fourth All-Pac-12 First-Team selection, Djeffal started all 16 matches he appeared in this season. The MAC Hermann contender scored five goals, including the game-winners over Denver (Aug. 27), UCLA (Sept. 30), and Cal (Oct. 7). The Nantes, France native earned his third Pac-12 Player of the Week accolade of his career on Oct. 11 for his efforts in the Beavers' 1-0 victory at Cal (Oct. 7) and 2-2 draw against Stanford (Oct. 10). Djeffal is also second in the Oregon State record books for career assists with 20.
Landing his first All-Pac-12 First-Team selection as well as Freshman of the Year honors, Gerbet started all 17 matches this fall. The Valence, France native recorded his first collegiate goal in the Beavers' 3-2 win over No. 1 ranked Washington (Oct. 22) and has been a key part of the Orange & Black's midfield. Gerbet was also named No. 58 on Top Drawer Soccer's Midseason Top 100 Freshmen list on Oct. 13.
Mondi is the Beavers' top scorer this season and leads the Pac-12 in goals with eight as well as points, totaling 21. Mondi has also tallied five assists on the season. The Bloemfontein, South Africa native scored back-to-back game-winners against Air Force (Aug. 30) and Portland (Sept. 3), as well as the sole goal of OSU's clash with Stanford on Oct. 28. This is Mondi's second All-Pac-12 accolade, after being named to the 2020 Second Team.
Ntsabeleng's First-Team nod marks his second All-Pac-12 honor of his career after earning an Honorable Mention last season. This fall he led the team in assists with six and has scored five goals. In the conference standings, Ntsabeleng is tied for fourth in the assists (6) and points (16) categories.
For a second consecutive season, Crespo has earned All-Pac-12 Second-Team accolades. Crespo has marked four assists this season and scored his sole goal of the season during OSU's 4-0 shutout against Saint Mary's (Calif.) on Oct. 15. He is third in the OSU records for career assists, marking 19.
Starting all 16 games he appeared in, Gibert garnered his first All-Pac-12 nod this season. The Theirs, France native scored his sole goal of the fall on the road in the Beavers' 2-1 victory over Seattle (Sept. 10). Gibert is a key member of the Beavers' defensive line.
Molina-Diaz earned his first Pac-12 accolade with a Second-Team nod. He is the team's second leading scorer, tallying six in the 12 games he started as well as the game-winner in the Beavers' Oct. 3 clash against San Diego State. Despite his season being cut short due to injury, he remains tied for second in the conference for goals scored (6).
Earning his second consecutive Honorable Mention nod from the conference, Fernandez has posted eight shutouts this season, three of which spanned from Oct. 28 to Nov. 4. Fernandez is the Oregon State record holder for career solo shutouts, marking 22. He surpassed the previous record on Sept. 3 with OSU's 2-0 win at Portland. The Madrid, Spain native has clocked 1590 minutes between the pipes, making 41 saves this fall. Fernandez was named Pac-12 Player of the Week on Nov. 1 for his performances against Stanford (Oct. 28) and Cal (Oct. 31).
A key member of the Beavers' defensive line, Moliner has earned his second All-Pac-12 accolade of his career. The Castellon, Spain native has started all 17 matches and marked his second career goal in Oregon State's Oct. 3 shutout against San Diego State. He has also tallied two assists this fall.
The Beavers will open NCAA Tournament action on Sunday in Corvallis, Ore. with a Second round clash against the winner of the St. John's (NY) vs. Princeton game.
Player of the Year - Sofiane Djeffal, Oregon State
Offensive Player of the Year - Tyrone Mondi, Oregon State
Defensive Player of the Year - Ryan Sailor, Washington
Freshman of the Year - Joran Gerbet, Oregon State
Coach of the Year - Terry Boss, Oregon State
Ousseni Bouda, Stanford
Jacob Castro, San Diego State - GK
Sofiane Djeffal, Oregon State
Joran Gerbet, Oregon State
Tyrone Mondi, Oregon State
Tsiki Ntsabeleng, Oregon State
Charlie Ostrem, Washington
Zach Ryan, Stanford
Ryan Sailor, Washington
Dylan Teves, Washington
Inigo Villaldea, San Diego State
Kendall Burks, Washington
Adrian Crespo, Oregon State
Justin Garces, UCLA - GK
Gael Gibert, Oregon State
Pietro Grassi, UCLA
Christopher Grey, California
Lucas Meek, Washington
Adrian Molina-Diaz, Oregon State
Will Richmond, Stanford
Tommy Silva, UCLA
Yoni Sorokin, UCLA
Blake Bowen, San Diego State
Kevin Diaz, UCLA
Aaron Edwards, UCLA
Adrian Fernandez, Oregon State - GK
Keegan Hughes, Stanford
Kalana Kossa-Rienzi, Washington
Ahmed Longmire, UCLA
Carlos Moliner, Oregon State
Nick Scardina, Washington
Christian Soto, Washington
Keegan Tingey, Stanford