PDL All-Conference Teams Announced
44 players honored for outstanding play this season

USL News Release

Friday, July 27, 2007

TAMPA, FL – United Soccer Leagues announced Friday the Premier Development League All-Conference Teams as voted on by team coaches and general managers, honoring 44 of the league’s top players for their play in the 2007 season.
Newton, Horst and Gilkerson among five Piranha honorees
Thirty teams were represented by the 44 players selected to the Central, Eastern, Southern and Western All-Conference Teams. The unbeaten regular season champion Hampton Roads Piranhas became the first team since the introduction of All-Conference Teams in 2003 to have five players honored on their respective All-Conference Team. There were five previous instances of teams having four players honored (Cape Cod 2006, Ocean City 2005 and 2004, Central Florida 2004, and Chicago 2003).

The Kansas City Brass and Michigan Bucks had the next highest number of honorees with three players selected. St Louis opened the season with an 11-game unbeaten record only to see three consecutive losses leave the door open for St Louis to catch up and eventually take the second playoff spot. The defending champion Bucks also opened their campaign with an 11-game unbeaten run and went on to capture the division title. Seven teams had two players honored.

2007 Premier Development League All-Conference Teams

Central Conference
G
Stephen Paterson
Thunder Bay Chill
D
Mike Holody
Michigan Bucks
D
Josh Howard
Kansas City Brass
D
Josh White
Kansas City Brass
M
Tomas Boltnar
Des Moines Menace
M
Keith Gorzcyca
Kansas City Brass
M
Nate Jafta
Michigan Bucks
M
Jake Stacy
West Michigan Edge
F
Tommy Heinemann
St Louis Lions
F
Saidi Isaac
Indiana Invaders
F
Kenny Uzoigwe
Michigan Bucks

Eastern Conference
G
Evan Newton
Hampton Roads Piranhas
D
John Gilkerson
Hampton Roads Piranhas
D
David Horst
Hampton Roads Piranhas
D
Graham Munro
Cape Cod Crusaders
M
Adrian Bumbut
Fredericksburg Gunners
M
Matia Damiani
Brooklyn Knights
M
KK Lima
Hampton Roads Piranhas
M
Matt Narode
Albany Admirals
F
Dwight Barnett
Cape Cod Crusaders
F
Andrew Hoxie
Virginia Legacy
F
Andrew Wheeler
Hampton Roads Piranhas

Southern Conference
G
Diego Restrepo
Bradenton Academics
D
Dwyane Demmin
Mississippi Brilla
D
Jon Leathers
Atlanta Silverbacks U23s
D
Anthony Santiago
Central Florida Kraze
M
Bruno Guarda
DFW Tornados
M
Juan Ibarra
Laredo Heat
M
Ryan Roushandel
Atlanta Silverbacks U23s
M
Shea Salinas
Carolina Dynamo
F
Zak Boggs
Bradenton Academics
F
Tony Judice
Baton Rouge Capitals
F
Tony Taylor
Central Florida Kraze

Western Conference
G
Kevin Guppy
San Fernando Valley Quakes
D
Brad Peetoom
Abbotsford Rangers
D
Luke Sassano
San Jose Frogs
D
Hugh Van Wagenen
BYU Cougars
M
Fabricio Codeceira
Fresno Fuego
M
Sean Franklin
San Fernando Valley Quakes
M
Ciaran O'Brien
Tacoma Tide
M
Brock Trejo
BYU Cougars
F
Pablo Campos
Fresno Fuego
F
Mark Draycott
Ventura County Fusion
F
Stefan Ostergren
Cascade Surge

USL will announce the All-League Team on Monday, July 30.

In addition to the All-Conference Team selections, USL also announced for the first time the top vote recipient from each team that did not have any players honored on the All-Conference lists in 2007. They were:

Central Conference: Neil Hlavaty (Chicago), Jamie Fairweather (Toronto), Matthew Tudich (Cleveland), PJ Wilson (Fort Wayne), Josh Fallin (Colorado), Omar Shoucair (Springfield) and Adam Douglas (Sioux Falls).
Eastern Conference: Byron Carmichael (Ocean City), Gary Higgins (Reading), Jordan Evans (Richmond), Guillermo Fonseca (Delaware), Ryan Jenkins (Northern Virginia), Chris Whalley (West Virginia), Tom Clements (Westchester), Paul Robson (Long Island), Bo Vuckovic (Vermont), Yan Klukowski (Ottawa), Jeff Gonsalves (Rhode Island).
Southern Conference: Omar Mora (El Paso), Dustin Brim (New Orleans), Norberto Papandrea (Austin), Andre Sherard (Cary), Tim McRae (Palm Beach), Jeff Boynton (Nashville) and Salvatore Conigliaro (Cocoa).
Western Conference: Jonny Broadhead (Ogden), Jake Moug (Spokane), Jorge Lopez (Yakima), Ross Schunk (Los Angeles), Eric Conner (San Francisco), John Searles

 




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