Florida Tech Panthers Men’s Soccer Place Five on NCAA Division II USC All-South Region Teams
By Tiffany Jacobs, Florida Tech News Bureau // December 2, 2022
Panthers only allowed 16 goals through 18 games for .878% goals allowed percentage
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – United Soccer Coaches announced the association’s NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer All-South Region Teams and five Panthers were among the list of honorees.
Luis Tovar Romero, Sr. and Sjur Dreschler were named to the USC All-South Region First Team, while Fabio Amaral and Tomas Casas received the second team.
Last but not least, Ettore Casadei received third-team honors.
Tovar Romero, a senior goalkeeper out of Seville, Spain, started all 18 games this season and ranks first in the SSC in shutouts with six.
He tallied 43 saves on the season, including four critical saves during the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Tovar Romero was named to the D2CCA All-South Region First Team and All-SSC First Team and was named the SSC Defensive Player of the Year.
Dreschler, a sophomore defender out of Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway., helped anchor Florida Tech’s impressive defense throughout the season.
The Panthers only allowed 16 goals through 18 games for .878% goals allowed percentage. Dreschler was named to the D2CCA All-South Region First Team and All-SSC First Team.
Amaral, a forward from Salvador, Brazil, appeared in 11 games, starting 7 for the Panthers this season.
The graduate student had four goals and four assists, including three game-winning goals to help lead the Panthers to an undefeated regular season. Amaral was named to the D2CCA All-South Region Second Team and All-SSC Second Team.
Casas, a sophomore, started every game for Tech this season, helping the Panthers offensively and defensively.
Not only did he distribute the ball around the field, providing more scoring opportunities, but he also held the Panther’s opponents to just eight shots per game. Casas was named to the All-SSC Second Team.
Casadei, a junior out of Cervia, Italy, finished the season tied for first on the team in goals with five and two assists. He played 971 minutes this season, starting nine games, but appeared in 17.
Casadei helped lead the Panthers to their first-ever SSC Tournament Championship title and propelled Tech through their post-season run.
The Panthers finished the season 10-1-7 and 5-0-5 in conference play.
The men’s soccer team defeated #18 Lander 1-1 (4-2 PK’s) to advance to the Sweet 16. The Panthers’ season ended when they fell to Rollins in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.
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