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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (November 8, 2012) - Northeastern senior forward Don Anding was selected as the 2012 CAA men's soccer Player of the Year in voting by the league's head coaches. The award was presented Thursday night on the eve of the semifinals of the CAA Men's Soccer Championship in Philadelphia, Pa.

Also receiving top men's soccer honors from the conference were Northeastern sophomore defender Simon Cox and Hofstra junior defender Shaun Foster, who were chosen as the CAA Co-Defensive Players of the Year. Hofstra freshman midfielder Joseph Holland was named the CAA Rookie of the Year. Northeastern's Brian Ainscough and Drexel's Doug Hess were voted as the CAA Co-Coaches of the Year.

Anding is the first Northeastern player to receive CAA Player of the Year accolades. The senior led the conference with 28 points and ranked second in the league in goals (11), assists (6) and game-winning goals (5). He contributed either a goal or an assist in 12 of the Huskies' 17 contests, including his first career hat trick with three goals in a 5-2 victory over Holy Cross on Sept. 25. Anding, who was the CAA Rookie of the Year in 2009, is the first NU player since 2001 to score 10 or more goals in a season and the first since 2007 to record more than 20 points in a season. He currently ranks third in career goals (22) at NU and is tied for fifth in career points (55).

Cox is Northeastern's first CAA Defensive Player of the Year honoree. The sophomore back anchored a Huskies' defense that surrendered just 15 goals in 17 matches and recorded seven shutouts. Cox also contributed on the offensive end by finishing in a tie for second on the team with four goals, all which came in CAA play.

Foster is the first three-time winner of the CAA Defensive Player of the Year award. The junior back was the leader of a Hofstra defense that allowed only 21 goals in 19 contests and posted seven shutouts, including four in CAA play. Offensively, Foster contributed two goals and an assist. Both goals were game-winners.

Holland was Hofstra's second-leading scorer with six goals and ranked third on the team with 14 points. The freshman midfielder, who made 17 starts, contributed goals in the Pride's conference road victories at George Mason and Delaware. He's the second Hofstra player to be chosen as Rookie of the Year, joining Foster in 2010.

Ainscough, who earned CAA Coach of the Year honors for the first time, guided Northeastern to an 11-2-4 overall record and a second-place finish in CAA with a 6-1-3 mark. The Huskies received the first national ranking in program history this season and are currently ranked #27 by College Soccer News. NU had a 12-match unbeaten streak (8-0-4) from Sept. 15 to Oct. 27 and also was unbeaten at home (7-0-1) for the second year in a row.

Hess led Drexel to a 12-2-3 overall record and its first outright CAA regular-season title with an 8-1-1 mark. The Dragons are currently riding a seven-match unbeaten streak (6-0-1), with five of those victories coming by shutout. Drexel's 12 wins are just one shy of the program record of 13 set in 1990 and 1998. The CAA Coach of the Year honor is the first for Hess and just the second earned by a Drexel coach.

Northeastern had a league-high three selections on the All-CAA first team as Anding and Cox were joined by senior goalkeeper Oliver Blum (0.64 GAA, 51 svs., 5 ShO). James Madison was represented by senior midfielder Paul Wyatt (9g, 3a) and freshman defender Bjarki Aðalsteinsson (1g, 1a), while Old Dominion had junior forward Tim Hopkinson (10g, 5a) and senior midfielder Chris Harmon (9g, 6a).

Rounding out the first team were Hofstra's Foster, Towson junior forward Olakunle Banjo (4g, 4a), George Mason senior forward Taylor Morgan (CAA-best 13 goals), UNCW sophomore midfielder Jamie Dell (4g, 4a) and Drexel junior midfielder Nathan Page (9g, 1a).

2012 All-CAA Men's Soccer Team

(Selected by CAA Men's Soccer Coaches)

First Team

Player, School Cl. Pos. Hometown/Previous School
Don Anding, Northeastern Sr. F Amity Harbor, N.Y./Chaminade
Olakunle Banjo, Towson% Jr. F Upper Marlboro, Md./Largo
Tim Hopkinson, Old Dominion# Jr. F Nottingham, England/Rushcliffe School
Taylor Morgan, George Mason% Sr. F Southampton, England/Tauntons College
Jamie Dell, UNCW So. MF Chapel Hill, N.C./Chapel Hill
Chris Harmon, Old Dominion Sr. MF Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown West
Nathan Page, Drexel Jr. MF Norwich, England/Norwich
Paul Wyatt, James Madison* Sr. MF Modbury, England/Ivybridge
Bjarki Aðalsteinsson, James Madison Fr. D Kopavogur, Iceland/Menntaskolinn i Kopavogi
Simon Cox, Northeastern So. D London, England/London Nautical
Shaun Foster, Hofstra* Jr. D Southport, England/Stanley
Oliver Blum, Northeastern Sr. GK North Yarmouth, Maine/Greely

Second Team

Player, School Cl. Pos. Hometown/Previous School
Chris Griebsch, Hofstra% Jr. F Dessau-Rosslau, Germany/Jena
Maid Memic, Hofstra So. F Kozarac, Bosnia/Voss Gymnas
Timi Mulgrew, George Mason So. F Sterling, Va./Great Falls
Joseph Holland, Hofstra Fr. MF London, England/Lewisham College
Jordan LeBlanc, Old Dominion Sr. MF Haverford, Pa./The Haverford School
Dante Marini, Northeastern* Jr. MF Chadds Ford, Pa./Salesanium School
Ken Tribbett, Drexel# Jr. MF Centennial, Colo./Grandview
Tal Bublil, Drexel Jr. D Kfar-Mass, Israel/Makif Yahud
Alex DeJohn, Old Dominion Sr. D Marlboro, N.J./Marlboro
Ambry Moss, Northeastern So. D Nassau, Bahamas/The Pendleton School
Tobias Muller, Delaware So. D Steinfurt, Germany/Bunsen Gymnasium
Tim Washam, Drexel Sr. GK Warminster, Pa./William Tennent

Third Team

Player, School Cl. Pos. Hometown/Previous School
Gideon Asante, Old Dominion* Jr. F Sunyani, Ghana/Shattuck-St. Mary's Academy
Fabio Machado, Drexel So. F Leominster, Mass./Leominster
William Mellors-Blair, Georgia State Fr. F Nottingham, England/Nottingham Bluecoat School
Jonathan Eckford, Northeastern Jr. MF Bradenton, Fla./Manatee
Alex Herrera, George Mason Jr. MF Arlington, Va./Yorktown
Jamal Keene, Georgia State% Jr. MF Atlanta, Ga./Hiram
Christian McLaughlin, James Madison% Sr. MF Herndon, Va./Herndon
Chris Locandro, Georgia State* Jr. D Kennesaw, Ga./The Walker School
Hugh Roberts, George Mason Jr. D Olney, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel
Will Smith, William & Mary# Jr. D Avon, Conn./Westminster School
Victor Francoz, Old Dominion# Sr. GK Fleur Sur Saone, France

2012 CAA Player of the Year:  Don Anding, Northeastern
2012 CAA Co-Defensive Players of the Year:  Simon Cox, Northeastern and Shaun Foster, Hofstra
2012 CAA Rookie of the Year:  Joseph Holland, Hofstra
2012 CAA Co-Coaches of the Year:  Brian Ainscough, Northeastern and Doug Hess, Drexel

* - All-CAA First Team in 2011           # - All-CAA Second Team in 2011       % - All-CAA Third Team in 2011

2012 CAA Men's Soccer All-Rookie Team

Player, School Cl. Pos. Hometown/High School
Bjarki Aðalsteinsson, James Madison Fr. D Kopavogur, Iceland/Menntaskolinn i Kopavogi
Colin Bonner, UNCW Fr. F Fulton, Md./Reservoir
Terence Carter, Northeastern Fr. F London, England/London Nautical
Ryan Condotta, Old Dominion Fr. MF Keller, Texas/Keller
Donovan Fayd'Herbe de Maudave, NU So. F Johannesburg, South Africa/Barking Abbey
Josh Grant, James Madison So. F Plymouth, England/Torpoint College
Ryan Harmouche, George Mason Fr. F/MF Annandale, Va./Robinson Secondary
Joseph Holland, Hofstra Fr. MF London, England/Lewisham College
William Mellors-Blair, Georgia State Fr. F Nottingham, England/Nottingham Bluecoat School
Felix Petermann, Towson Fr. GK Berlin, Germany/Flatow-Oberschule

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