Jan. 15, 2014
STORRS, Conn. – Four University of Connecticut men’s soccer players garnered awards from Soccer America, as announced by the organization this morning.
Junior goalkeeper Andre Blake was named to the 2013 Soccer America MVPs First Team, while junior midfielder Adria Beso earned MVPs Second Team Honors. Both players were named National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Americans back in December, as Blake was named to the First Team and Beso received a spot on the Second Team.
Blake had another sensational campaign in 2013, posting 10 shutouts and allowing just 15 goals in 20 matches. He was once again named the conference Goalkeeper of the Year and he finished the year with a 0.75 goals against average.
Beso, the American Athletic Conference Midfielder of the Year, led the Huskies in assists this past season with 10 and played a key role for the UConn offense throughout the year.
Larin has been the recipient of multiple awards this year after netting 14 goals to lead the Huskies in the fall. He was named the TopDrawerSoccer.com Freshman of the Year earlier this month and secured a spot on the College Soccer News 2013 All-Freshman First Team. The American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year was 17th in the nation with a 0.61 goals per game.
Awuah was an outstanding two-way player in his first year with the Huskies. He finished the season with four points, recording two assists and one key goal in UConn’s victory over No. 1 UCLA in the Round of 16 of the NCAA Tournament.