MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Athlon Sports activities has named 10 WVU soccer gamers on its preseason All-Massive 12 groups with the discharge of its annual first, second, third and fourth all-conference groups for the 2021 season.
The journal’s alternatives are primarily based on the way it believes the gamers will carry out in 2021. Profession statistics and awards matter within the analysis, however selecting gamers for the 2021 all-conference group was primarily based on projecting the very best for the upcoming yr. Crew power doesn’t play a task in alternatives, and these are the very best particular person gamers at every place within the league for 2021.
Operating again Leddie Brown was named to the second group offense, and defensive linemen Akheem Mesidor and Dante Stills and security Alonzo Addae had been named to the second group protection.
Brown, a Massive 12 first-team choice by the coaches in 2020, led the Mountaineer floor recreation with 1,010 yards and 9 touchdowns. He additionally added 31 catches for 202 yards and two touchdowns. Mesidor, a Freshman All-American, led the group in quarterback sacks (5) and was fourth in tackles for loss (6.5). Stills led the Mountaineers with 10.5 tackles for loss and had two sacks and two cross breakups. Addae, a Massive 12 second-team choice in 2020, was second on the group in tackles (66) and tied for the group lead in interceptions (2).
Offensively on the third group is receiver Winston Wright Jr. and offensive linemen Zach Frazier (C) and Doug Nester (OL). Linebacker Josh Chandler-Semedo is the defensive consultant.
Wright Jr., an All-Massive 12 second-team performer in 2020, led WVU with 47 catches for 553 yards and had two touchdowns. Frazier, a freshman All-American, performed in 10 video games and began 9 as a real freshman, and Nestor began the previous two years at Virginia Tech earlier than transferring in January. Chandler-Semedo, the Liberty Bowl defensive MVP, was WVU’s third-leading tackler with 64 stops, 4 tackles for loss and an interception to seal the bowl win over Military.
Security Sean Mahone and kickoff returner Wright Jr. had been fourth-team alternatives.
Mahone, a PFF School Second-Crew All-Massive honoree, was fifth on the group with 54 tackles, had a fumble restoration and an interception and had 4 cross breakups. Wright Jr. led the Mountaineers with 20 kickoff returns for 425 yards with a protracted of 37 yards.
Oklahoma led with 18 alternatives on the groups, Iowa State had 17, Oklahoma State and TCU had 14 every and WVU and Baylor had been subsequent every with 10 gamers on the record.