Congratulations to the 2009 NCAA Men’s College Cup All-Tournament Team
December 14, 2009 09:00 PM
Several former US Youth Soccer standouts were named to the 2009 NCAA Men's College Cup All-Tournament Team after the University of Virginia topped Akron, Wake Forest and North Carolina for the NCAA title.
Virginia midfielder Jonathan Villanueva was named the Outstanding Offensive Player after leading the Cavaliers to trophy. Villanueva was a member of the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Region III team, and his Dallas Texans club team was a two-time participant at the US Youth Soccer National Championships, winning a national crown in 2005. Former US Youth Soccer ODP Region I player Mike Volk was also honored on the All-Tournament team from UVA, along with goalkeeper Diego Restrepo, forward Brain Ownby and midfielder Tony Tchani.
Also named to the All-Tournament Team was Wake Forest midfielder Corben Bone. Bone played for the highly successful Solar FC team from Dallas that earned seven US Youth Soccer North Texas State Championships, four Region III titles, three appearances in the National Championship game, and one national title. Bone was also a member of the US Youth Soccer ODP Region III team.
Akron University had four players make the list, and all four brought strong youth resumes; defender Zarek Valentin, a US Youth Soccer ODP Region I and Eastern Pennsylvania player; forward Teal Bunbury, a US Youth Soccer ODP Region II player and 2008 US Youth Soccer National Championship finalist with Shattuck-St. Mary's of Minnesota; midfielder Blair Gavin, a US Youth Soccer ODP Region IV player and four-time US Youth Soccer Arizona State Champion with Sereno SC; and midfielder Ben Speas, a three-time US Youth Soccer Region II Champion with Everest SC of Ohio North.
The University of North Carolina had one player honored, US Youth Soccer ODP Oklahoma and Region III pool player Zack Loyd, who led his Tulsa Nationals club team to three State Championships.