Stetson's Ian McCauley was named ASUN Conference Defensive Player of the Year in men's soccer, and five other Hatters received all-conference honors in voting by league head coaches.
Joining McCauley on the all-conference first team is sophomore Sebastian Chalbaud. Freshman Lute Lillo-Portero and senior Gabriel Diniz were named second team all-conference, while freshmen Calum Ferguson and Gio Rodriguez earned spot on the All-Freshmen team.
McCauley, a fifth-year senior, is the third Hatter to win Defensive Player of the Year honors, and the first since 2011. After missing the 2018 season with injury, McCauley spearheaded Stetson's defense and contributed offensively with one goal and two assists.
McCauley's best individual effort this season came in Stetson's 1-0 win over eventual league champion NJIT, as he held ASUN Player of the Year and league leading scorer Rene White to just one shot.
Chalbaud, a midfielder, earns his first all-conference honor after playing 16 games and making 14 starts. He scored one goal and had one assist in the regular season.
Lillo-Portero led the ASUN with in saves (65) and shutouts (5). He has played every minute in goal for Stetson in 2019.
Diniz earned his second all-conference nod and led the ASUN with six assists.
Ferguson started all 17 games and scored a goal against Georgia Southern.
Rodriguez appeared in 15 games as a midfielder. He scored the game-winning goal at Liberty, and also had an assist in a win over Winthrop.
And seniors Finn Busmann, Chris Degance and Diniz were named to the ASUN All-Academic Team, in voting by league Sports Information & Communications Directors.
To qualify, student-athletes must have at least a 3.30 grade-point average, be at least a sophomore athletically, and participate in at least 50 percent of their teams' contests.
University boys 4th at state bowling
For the fourth time in its 10-year history, University's boys bowling program scored a top-four finish in the state tournament.
The Titans survived a pair of five-game Baker matches in the early rounds of the consolation bracket before ultimately falling to Apopka on Thursday afternoon, settling for fourth place.
University previously finished as runner-up on two occasions (2011, '16) and took third in 2014.
"I knew my boys team had the talent in the beginning of the year to get there," Titans coach Debbie Roberts said. "It was just meshing them and continuing to work on that mental game.
"Honestly, I thought we were going to come home with the title. We didn't get the big one, but we accomplished a lot."
The girls teams for both University and Flagler Palm Coast reached the tournament and were elimination in the second round of the consolation bracket late Wednesday, tying for ninth place.
Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer and Oviedo captured the boys and girls team bowling titles, respectively.
In individual competition, Pine Ridge's LeeAnne Davidson rebounded from a first-round loss in her opening match to finish in a tie for fifth. The senior won three times in the consolation bracket Wednesday night to reach the second day, ultimately falling to Orlando East River's Isabella Pohl.
FPC senior Gabriella Hernandez posted the fifth-best score in girls qualifying, a four-game total of 869, and went 1-1 in tournament play.
In the boys individual tournament, Mainland's Kory Driver earned the top seed with a 970 total in qualifying total, including back-to-back games of 279 and 280. However, Driver lost to Eau Gallie's Andrew Reed by 10 pins in the opening round, and to Lake Brantley's Ned Presley in a best-of-three consolation bracket match.
ERAU runners earn all-conference honors
Four Embry-Riddle runners were named to the Sunshine State Conference All-Conference men’ cross country squad Friday.
In addition, Tanner Rosolino was named the league's Freshman of the Year. Ryan Szklany and Calahan Warren repeat as first-teamers, with Shaun Bullock and Brian Cheluget garnering second-team accolades.
ERAU’s Sarah Edens was named to the All-Sunshine State Conference women’s cross country first team. Joining Edens on the all-conference roster was freshman Anna Miller, who claimed second-team accolades.
Edens finished fourth at the SSC Championships two weeks ago, running the 10th-fastest 6K time in Embry-Riddle history (22:46.8). It marked the third top-10 finish for Edens in 2019, and the 21st of her collegiate career. Edens also earned first team All-SSC accolades in 2017 and 2018.
Miller, a native of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, had an impressive freshman season, including her 12th-place showing at the SSC Championships in a time of 23:36.1. Miller became the eighth-fastest 5K runner in school history in October with a 18:27.0 at the Charles Bowles Invitational out in Salem, Oregon.