Eastern Florida State Soccer Players Receive High Accolades By NJCAA
By Mark DeCotis // December 12, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Eastern Florida men’s soccer player Micah Smoak on Thursday received his second All-America selection of 2015.
Smoak, a sophomore defender from Melbourne, Florida and Melbourne High, was named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) first-team All-American.
Smoak earlier was named an NJCAA Division I first-team All-American along with teammate, classmate and fellow defender Wilfred Williams.
Williams, of Johnson City, Tennessee and the University of Memphis, was an NSCAA second-team honoree.
Smoak and Williams anchored a backline that allowed 21 goals in 19 games. Smoak also was a force in the midfield and scored seven goals and recorded seven assists.
Williams scored a goal and recorded an assist but his main contributions were moving to the vital center back position when teammates were injured and marking opponent’s top strikers.
Both played in all 19 games as the Titans advanced to the NJCAA Division I Men’s Championship semifinal round for the first time, finishing 15-2-2.
“Micah and Wilfred had fantastic seasons,” said Eastern Florida head coach Oliver Twelvetrees.
“Both players were remarkably consistent starting every game and having a major influence on our successful season. They both are fully deserving of this great honor. They continue our unique tradition of having multiple All-Americans every year in the program’s existence.”