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Union’s Turner earns second team all-conference, eight players named scholar athlete


Paul Turner

JACKSON, Tenn. - 11/9/2009 - Paul Turner, a senior on the Union University men’s soccer team, has been selected to the 2009 TranSouth All-Conference second team. Turner and the Union Bulldogs finished the year with a 5-10-1 record overall and a 2-4-1 in league play, missing the playoffs by one spot.

Turner, 5-foot-5 midfielder from Huntsville, Ala., led Union with five goals and 11 points on the season. He also recorded one assist. He took 30 shots, 20 on-goal, and recorded one game-winning goal.

For Turner, this is the second time he has been named as a second team all-conference performer. He has totaled 32 points, 13 goals and six assists in his Union career. All 13 of his career goals came as a junior and senior.

Eight Union players also earned the title of TranSouth Scholar Athlete. Jared Carpenter, Jordan Thompson, Kevin Bradley, Jeremy Osborn, Robert Lynn, Jose Marroquin, Marcos Matos and Anthony O'Neil (Player Information).

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2009 TranSouth Conference Postseason Honors

Player of the Year: Mario Vila Boa, Bethel University
Co-Freshmen of the Year: Brad Williams, Cumberland & Alexis Mina, Mid-Continent
Coach of the Year: Melvin Belong, Bethel University

FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE
Forwards
Mario Vila Boa, Bethel University
Tiago Reichart, Martin Methodist
Dawyne Smith, Bethel University
Ryan Engineer, Freed-Hardeman

Midfielders
Fernando Andrade, Martin Methodist
Wayne McCarron, Mid-Continent
Armando Orozco, Bethel University
Felix Obilo, Bethel University

Defenders
Russell Williams, Lyon College
Joseph Beecroft, Martin Methodist
Yue Wang, Cumberland University
Joseph Omondi, Bethel University

Goalkeeper
Massimo Collu-Marchese, Bethel University
Alexis Mina, Mid-Continent

SECOND TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE
Forwards
Andrew Gordon, Martin Methodist
Samsideen Singhateh, Bethel University
Stephen Dallas, Lyon College
Marcio Das Neves, Mid-Continent

Midfielders
Brad Williams, Cumberland University
Benji Bussell, Trevecca Nazarene
Erick Rosas, Bethel University
Paul Turner, Union University

Defenders
Adam Owczarzak, Cumberland University
Shayne Rollins, Martin Methodist
Keane Bennett, Mid-Continent University
Daniel Green, Bethel University

Goalkeeper
Matt Callaway, Lyon College
Hayden Coffman, Trevecca Nazarene


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