Three Panthers Awarded NSCAA All-South Region Team
By Florida Tech Athletic Communications // December 18, 2014
Panthers picked sixth in preseason
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Following an 11-win season highlighted by a remarkable Sunshine State Conference Tournament run, three Florida Tech men’s soccer players have been chosen to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-South Region Team.
Forward Adin Kavara has been named to the first team, while Drake Hillman and Jack Willison were each selected as second-team members.
In his sophomore campaign, Kavara was an offensive dynamo on a Panther club that averaged just shy of two goals per game this season. The native of Oslo, Norway capped off the year with 12 goals and five assists. His 29 total points were good enough for second place in the Sunshine State Conference.
Kavara recorded five game-winners and also registered a hat-trick against Saint Thomas on Sept. 4.
One of five seniors on the Florida Tech squad, Hillman proved to be a reliable scoring threat in 2014. He tied for sixth in the conference in both points per game and goals scored.
In addition to his six goals, Hillman added three assists on the season. The all-south region selection is the second of Hillman’s career.
Serving as a centerpiece on Robin Chan’s team, Willison proved deadly with his left foot this past year. The sophomore from Manchester, England started in 17 of 18 matches he appeared in, totaling three goals and five assists.
Of his three scores, two went for game-winners, none bigger than the overtime clincher in Florida Tech’s 2-1 comeback victory over Saint Leo in the SSC semifinal.
Picked in the preseason to finish sixth, Florida Tech finished the SSC regular season in a tie for second and was runner-up to eventual NCAA Division II National Champion Lynn in the conference tournament.