DeSousa Named To NSCAA/Continental Tire All-South Region Third Team
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 | by Jason MacBain (@JaBain)
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Felipe DeSousa has been named to the NSCAA/Continental Tire All-South Region Third Team.
Felipe DeSousa has been named to the NSCAA/Continental Tire All-South Region Third Team.

KANSAS CITY – FGCU men’s soccer sophomore Felipe DeSousa has been named to the NSCAA/Continental Tire All-South Region Third Team, marking the second consecutive year the forward has garnered National Soccer Coaches Association of America postseason accolades.

DeSousa (Tampa, Fla./Wharton HS) spearheaded an FGCU attack that led the Atlantic Sun Conference in nearly every offensive category. The native Brazilian paced the Eagles in points with 13, 12 of which came from a team-high-tying six goals. He finished the season tied for third in the conference in points, points per game (0.93) and goals despite missing three contests.

The 5-11 striker found the back of the net in three of the Green and Blue’s first four games of the year, and tallied his only game-winning goal of the campaign in a 3-2 victory at Penn on Sept. 27 to give the Eagles their first triumph of the season. Always a threat to score, DeSousa matched a program single-game record with seven shots against FAU on Sept. 11.

Named to the A-Sun All-Conference First Team, DeSousa was one of only two players in the league to be tabbed a unanimous selection. During the regular season, he earned A-Sun Player of the Week honors on Sept. 30 after a weekend in which he tallied a game-winning goal and issued a game-winning assist in a pair of contests.

DeSousa was named to the NSCAA All-South Region Second Team last year after equaling a program single-season record with seven goals while leading the team with 15 points. With still two years of eligibility remaining, DeSousa is on pace to take over first place all-time in points per game, goals and goals per game following his upcoming junior season in 2014.

With 28 points, DeSousa currently ranks fifth in FGCU program history, but trails second place by merely three points. His 0.97 points per game average is the highest all-time, and his 13 goals trails only Cristian Raudales, who finished his Green and Blue career with 19. Additionally, the two-time A-Sun All-Conference First Team member already holds the program record for most game-winning goals with six, five of which came in his freshman campaign.

DeSousa and his teammates claimed their fourth straight A-Sun regular-season championship this past fall with a 6-1-1 conference record, becoming the first team in league history to win four consecutive regular-season titles.

First Team
Pos. Player Class School Hometown
K Ryan Coulter Sr. East Tennessee State Dublin, Ireland
D Sebastian Ibeagha Sr. Duke Missouri City, Texas
D Boyd Okwuonu Jr. North Carolina Edmond, Okla.
D Jason Gaylord Sr. Old Dominion Kendall, N.Y.
M Thomas McNamara Sr. Clemson West Nyack, N.Y.
M Daniel Lovitz Sr. Elon Wyndmoor, Pa.
M Itode Fubara Sr. East Tennessee State Ogbema, Nigeria
M Jared Watts Sr. Wake Forest Statesville, N.C.
F Tim Hopkinson Sr. Old Dominion Nottingham, England
F Sean Okoli Jr. Wake Forest Federal Way, Wash.
F Giuseppe Gentile Jr. Charlotte Charlotte, N.C.

Second Team
Pos. Player Class School Hometown
K Sven Lissek So. Furman Sewau, Germany
D Jalen Robinson So. Wake Forest Catonsville, Md.
D Mahamoudou Kaba Jr. South Carolina Ypsilanti, Mich.
D Thomas Allen Sr. Charlotte Charlotte, N.C.
D Michael Nwiloh So. Georgia State Conyers, Ga.
M Luca Gimeniz Sr. Wake Forest Sao Paulo, Brazil
M Sean Davis Jr. Duke Holmdel, N.J.
M Connor Davis So. Wofford Roswell, Ga.
F David Geno Sr. East Tennessee State Kingsport, Tenn.
F Jason Waterman Jr. Elon Bloomington, Ind.
F Nazmi Albadawi Sr. North Carolina State Raleigh, N.C.
F Gideon Asante Sr. Old Dominion Sunyani, Ghana

Third Team
Pos. Player Class School Hometown
K Nathan Dean Jr. Elon Liverpool, England
D Jonathan Campbell So. North Carolina Greensboro, N.C.
D Harrison Delbridge Sr. Appalachian State Raleigh, N.C.
D Forrest Lasso Jr. Wofford Raleigh, N.C.
D Kyle Fisher So. Clemson Easley, S.C.
M Omar Djabi Jr. Lipscomb Franklin, Tenn.
M Alex Martinez Sr. North Carolina State Rock Hill, S.C.
M Matthew Wescoe Sr. Elon Willow Springs, N.C.
M Kirkbride Aidan Sr. Charlotte Lancashire, England
F Bobby Edet Fr. Furman Frisco, Texas
F Quentin Albrecht Jr. Florida International Kronberg, Germany
F Felipe DeSousa So. FGCU Tampa, Fla.