The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


November 13, 2013

WVU Tech student athletes honored

The United States Collegiate Athletic Association recently announced the 2013 USCAA National All-American and All-Academic teams.

WVU Tech had multiple students earning accolades through their efforts on and off the field.

Student-athletes earn All-Academic honors by being an upperclassmen who has earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher over the course of their academic career. Tech landed six student-athletes on this list.

The USCAA honors 15 first team, 15 second team, and several honorable mention students for their outstanding performance on the field/court for each sport to make up the All-American team.

The Tech men’s soccer team boasted four All-American players. They include first-team choices Joe Jackson, Tyler Fabian and Dennis Fuerst, all seniors. Senior Raul Martin was an honorable mention pick.

 Jackson scored 19 goals in 2013 and scored 47 goals during his four-year career in Montgomery. Fabian scored 13 goals in 19 games played this year. The senior topped the charts with 13 assists. Fuerst led the Golden Bears with 23 goals while also marking 10 assists. Fuerst scored the game-winning goals in the semifinal and final of the USCAA National Championship Tournament.

Martin was a strong leader, controlling the ball as a center back. The senior scored a goal against Penn State Hazleton on Oct. 4.

A Tech volleyball player, sophomore Jacque Carroll, earned All-Academic honors. Carroll put down a career-high 18 kills against Glenville State on Oct. 15. The sophomore ended the season with 144 digs and 142 kills.

Men’s soccer earned five spots on the All-Academic team this year, including four sophomores and one senior. The sophomores include Sam Laughton, Ridge Ramsey, Drew Lytton and Felipe Sozinho. Senior Mario Paz rounds out the list.

Laughton played in 15 games, scoring 13 goals for the Bears. Ramsey scored a goal and marked an assist against Penn State Hazleton, recording two total assists as a sophomore. At right back, Lytton helping the team’s defense, allowing only 17 goals scored. Sozinho grabbed an assist against Ohio Christian Aug. 31.

The midfielder, Paz recorded an assist against Concord University in Tech’s Sept. 21 win.

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