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2017 ACAA Men's Soccer Awards

2017 ACAA Men's Soccer Awards

Holland College takes top honours

Saint John, N.B. (ACAA) - Fifth year Holland College striker Ibra Sanoh was named Atlantic Canadian Athletics Association player of the year in men’s soccer, Friday evening. Sanoh, a Guinea native, led the league in scoring with 27 goals securing the Hurricanes top position heading into playoffs with a 12-0-0 record.


Other ACAA major award winners announced during the All-Conference Banquet were Crandall University’s Abdul Nyei of Moncton, N.B., who was named rookie of the year, Holland College’s Brandon Lund of Montague, P.E., who was named keeper of the year, and coach of the year during his first season at the helm of the University of Kings College team, Jamie McGinnis.


The prestigious, Bob Coe Award, was presented to Mystics’ defender Jesse Thomson. Thomson, in his 3rd year of play, earned the award for her leadership on campus, volunteerism within the Halifax region, sportsmanship, enthusiasm and athletic ability.


The 2017 ACAA championship gets underway Saturday at the UNB Saint John Canada Games Stadium with games at 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The Championship final is slated for Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ACAA TV, hosted by Bell Aliant, will have all of the live action. For full event schedule, visit ACAA.ca.

2017 All Conference Award Recipient List

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Ibra Sanoh (HC)

BOB COE AWARD
Jesse Thomson (MSVU)

KEEPER OF THE YEAR
Brandon Lund (HC)

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Abdul Nyei (CU)

COACH OF THE YEAR
Jamie McGinnis (UKC)

FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE
Ibra Sanoh (HC)
James Mallard (HC)
Eberechi Okwuwolu (HC)
James Whiteman (UKC)
Josh Kester (UKC)
Ghairat Ezhar Meevagul (MSVU)
Jesse Thomson (MSVU)
Abdul Nyei (CU)
Thomas Barbara (UNBSJ)
Ruben Geerts (DAL AC)
John Hunter (STU)
Brandon Lund- Keeper (HC)

SECOND TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE
Theo Ngezahayo (HC)
James Briand (HC)
Charles Aondo (HC)
Jack Creaser (UKC)
Brendan Irish (UKC)
Luc Andriopoulos (MSVU)
Chris Garagan (MSVU)
Joshua Bokma (CU)
Josh Goguen (UNBSJ)
Jack Lynds (DAL AC)
Kyle Yearwood (STU)
Sam White- Keeper (UKC)