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Portillo, Raudales Earn NSCAA All-South Region Honors
Friday, December 09, 2011 | by Caleb Baker (@calebaker)

FORT MYERS, Fla. – On Thursday, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced its Division I All-South Region teams. Senior midfielder captains Josey Portillo (Metairie, La./Grace King HS) and Cristian Raudales (Bradenton, Fla./Manatee HS) were each recognized by the media outlet, earning second and third team honors, respectively.

“I am proud for these two individuals to receive this well-deserved postseason honor,” said A-Sun Coach of the Year Bob Butehorn. “Josey and Cristian have been tremendous leaders for our program throughout the last four years, and it’s great that their careers come to a close with more recognition.”

For the second consecutive season, the Eagles had a pair of athletes named to the All-South Region teams. The Green and Blue were one of four A-Sun schools to have individuals recognized, as Stetson and ETSU each had one athlete named to the first team while the Hatters also had a pair of third teamers and Jacksonville added a second team selection

Landing a spot on the All-South Region team for the second straight season, Portillo earned a second team nod after recording 13 points, good for second on the team, on three goals and a program-record seven assists. The Metairie, La. product graduates as the program’s all-time assists leader (15), while ranking second in both total points (31) and games played (70). A College Soccer News Preseason third team All-American, MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List honoree and an Atlantic Sun All-Conference second team selection, Portillo was also named to the All-South Region first team a season ago.

Leading the Eagles offensively this season, Raudales finished atop the points column with 15 points on a program-record tying seven goals and one assist. With a pair of game-winning goals on the year, the Bradenton, Fla. native also found the back of the net on three occasions while the Eagles were playing a man down. At the time of his graduation, Raudales holds the program record for points (43), goals scored (19) and game-winning goals (6), while second in matches started (69).The All-South Region honor is the first of the Raudales’ career and adds to the A-Sun All-Conference first team selection he earned earlier this offseason.

The 2011 campaign came to a close with FGCU holding a 12-6-2 overall record, while securing their second consecutive A-Sun regular season championship with a 7-1 league mark. In their first year of postseason eligibility, the top-seeded Eagles clinched the A-Sun Tournament title with a pair of one-goal victories over fourth-seeded Mercer (2-1) and sixth-seeded ETSU (1-0) to earn the leagues automatic berth into the NCAA Championship Tournament.

First Team

  

 

  

 

Pos.

Player

  

Class

  

School

K

Alec Kann

  

Sr.

  

Furman

D

Matthew Hedges

  

Sr.

  

North Carolina

D

Lee Williams

  

Jr.

  

Appalachian State

D

Walker Zimmerman

  

Fr.

  

Furman

M

Coleton Henning

  

Jr.

  

Furman

M

Enzo Martinez

  

Jr.

  

North Carolina

M

Jonathan Mendoza

  

Jr.

  

Stetson

M

Kirk Urso

  

Sr.

  

North Carolina

F

Aaron Schoenfeld

  

Sr.

  

East Tennessee State

F

William Schuler

  

Jr.

  

North Carolina

F

James Wenger

  

Jr.

  

Duke

 

 

  

 

  

 

Second Team

  

 

  

 

K

James Belshaw

  

Jr.

  

Duke

D

Tobias Hottner

  

Sr.

  

Jacksonville

D

Sebastien Ibeagha

  

So.

  

Duke

D

Andrew Quintana

  

Jr.

  

Central Florida

M

Warren Creavalle

  

Sr.

  

Central Florida

M

Kevan George

  

Sr.

  

Central Florida

M

Josey Portillo

  

Sr.

  

Florida Gulf Coast

F

Bradlee Baladez

  

So.

  

South Carolina

F

Luigi Clendening

  

Sr.

  

Georgia Southern

F

Andrew Lubahn

  

Jr.

  

Wake Forest

F

McKauly Tulloch

  

So.

  

Central Florida

 

 

  

 

  

 

Third Team

  

 

  

 

K

Joseph Goodwin

  

Jr.

  

North Carolina

D

Greg Macnamara

  

Sr.

  

Davidson

D

Luis Ocejo

  

Jr.

  

Stetson

D

Daniel Wenzel

  

Jr.

  

Wake Forest

M

Gonzalo DeMujica

  

Sr.

  

Stetson

M

Cristian Raudales

  

Sr.

  

Florida Gulf Coast

M

Jared Watts

  

So.

  

Wake Forest

F

Brynjar Benediktsson

  

Fr.

  

Clemson

F

Hakan Ilhan

  

Jr.

  

UNC-Greensboro

F

Martin Ontiveros

  

So.

  

Furman

F

Ben Speas

  

Jr.

  

North Carolina