Djeffal, Mondi Earn United Soccer Coaches All-America Honors
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Oregon State midfielders Sofiane Djeffal and Tyrone Mondi received All-America recognition from United Soccer Coaches on Thursday. Djeffal garnered first team accolades, while Mondi earned a third team nod.
The pair of midfielders join fellow Beavers Gloire Amanda, Danny Mwanga, and Khiry Shelton to earn All-America honors from the United Soccer Coaches.
Starting all 19 games he appeared in and clocking 1,756 minutes on the pitch, Djeffal scored six goals over the course of the season, three of which were game-winners. He also made six assists and tallied 18 points. The Nantes, France native has earned several postseason accolades, including his second First Team All-Far West Region selection of his career, fourth career All-Pac-12 First Team honor, and Pac-12 Player of the Year Recognition. He has also been tabbed a MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist.
Mondi started all 20 of the Beavers' games this season and led the team, as well as the Pac-12, in goals (8) and points (21) over the course of the regular season. The Bloemfontein, South Africa native nabbed Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year and First Team All-Pac-12 honors from the conference. He also earned his second All-Far West Region nod of his career, having landed on the all-region second team for the 2020 season.
The men's soccer team went 14-2-4 (7-1-2 Pac-12) this fall, clinching the team's first Pac-12 title in program history. The Beavers posted eight shutouts during the regular season, including three in a row from Oct. 28 to Nov. 4. Oregon State edged past No. 23 UCLA on Sept. 30, scoring three goals in a span of three minutes, and toppled No. 1 Washington, 3-2, on Oct. 22 on their journey to the program's sixth NCAA tournament (third under head coach Terry Boss' direction). Earning the No. 1 overall seed, OSU notched two more shutouts in the second and third rounds to advance to its first Elite Eight appearance.