Four Beavers Earn United Soccer Coaches All-Far West Region Honors
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Four Oregon State men's soccer players nabbed All-Far West Region honors for their efforts on the pitch this season, United Soccer Coaches announced on Monday. Junior Sofiane Djeffal, and redshirt seniors Tyrone Mondi and Tsiki Ntsabeleng nabbed first team honors, and freshman Joran Gerbet received second team recognition.
Earning his second First Team All-Far West Region selection of his career, Djeffal has been named a MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist as well as the Pac-12 Player of the Year this fall. The midfielder also nabbed his fourth career All-Pac-12 First Team honor for his efforts on the pitch this season. The Nantes, France native started all 19 games he appeared in, scoring six goals and earning six assists this fall. He scored the Beavers' sole goal within regulation against Clemson in OSU's Elite Eight matchup and notched game-winners against Denver (Aug. 27), UCLA (Sept. 30), and California (Oct. 7).
Mondi earned his second All-Far West Region nod of his career, having landed on the all-region second team for the 2020 season. The midfielder was the Beavers' top scorer this season, finding the net for eight goals, including the game-winners over Air Force (Aug. 30), Portland (Sept. 3), and Stanford (Oct. 28). Leading the Pac-12 in goals (8) and points (21) during the regular season, the Bloemfontein, South Africa native was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year. He also earned All-Pac-12 First Team honors and started all 20 of this season's contests.
Rounding out the First Team for the Beavers is Ntsabeleng, who also collected First-Team All-Pac-12 honors this fall. The forward led Oregon State and is third in the Pac-12 in the assists category with eight and also scored five goals. In the points category, Ntsabeleng is tied for fourth in the conference with fellow Beaver Djeffal, each tallying 18. He started all 18 games he played, clocking 1490 minutes on the pitch.
In his debut season with the Beavers, Gerbet has collected his first All-Far West Region Second Team honor as well as First Team All-Pac-12 and Pac-12 Freshman of the Year accolades. As a freshman, the Valence, France native started all 20 of the Beavers' games this fall, clocking 1822 minutes on the pitch. He played a pivotal role in the Beavers' midfield and marked his first collegiate goal in OSU's clash with No. 1 Washington on Oct. 22, helping the No. 8 ranked Beavers defeat the Huskies, 3-2. He was also named No. 58 on Top Drawer Soccer's Midseason Top 100 Freshman list.
The Beavers went 14-2-4 (7-1-2 Pac-12) this season and made its first appearances in the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight rounds of the NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 overall seed. Oregon State also earned its first Pac-12 title in the highest-rated match in Pac-12 history (Nov. 11).