Charlotte, N.C. – Seven Presbyterian College men’s soccer players have been honored by the Big South following the conclusion of the 2018 regular season. Jordan Barbara was named to the Big South First Team, three players were named to the Big South Second Team (Marcos Kitromilides, Luca Ziegler and Jan Hoffelner) and two more earned Honorable Mention honors (Sergio Pinto and Victor Menudier). Ricardo Hernandez was named to the All-Academic Team, and Kitromilides also earned a spot on the All-Freshman Team.
Barbara was named to the First Team after leading the Blue Hose with 11 points (4 goals, 3 assists) in just 13 games played. The sophomore scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, against Appalachian State on October 23.
Kitromilides earned 11 starts and played in all 17 games. The freshman led the team with 10 points (5 goals) in Big South Conference games. He ranked seventh in the conference with 1.25 points scored per Big South game. Kitromilides had a pair of two-goal games against Campbell (September 28) and UNC Asheville (October 10).
Ziegler started all 17 games and led the team with 1545 minutes played. The sophomore led the Big South with four assists in conference games. He was a vital part of a Blue Hose defense that surrendered only 0.88 goals and 9.4 shots per game in conference games.
Hoffelner started 15 of 17 games for PC, including all eight Big South games. The sophomore recorded four shutouts on the season including a league-best three Big South clean sheets. His goals against average was 1.18 on the season and 0.86 in conference games, while his save percentage improved from .690 to .781 in league play.
Pinto started all 17 games and played 1251 minutes on the year. The junior ranked third on the team with eight points on three goals and a pair of assists.
Menudier ranked second on the team with 1470 minutes across 16 starts. He was a vital part of a Blue Hose defense that surrendered only 0.88 goals and 9.4 shots per game in conference games.
Hernandez is the Blue Hose representative on the Big South All-Academic team for the second season in a row. He ranked third on the team with 1449 minutes played and started all 17 games. The junior scored a goal against Campbell on September 28.
This is the third consecutive season PC has earned at least one player on the First or Second team. The Blue Hose have landed a player on the All-Freshman team on five previous occasions (2008, 2010, 2012, 2016 and 2017). Last season, PC had five players earn All-Conference honors and won their first Big South Conference Tournament (as the No. 6 seed).
The Blue Hose went a program-best 5-3 in Big South games this season to earn the No. 3 seed in the conference tournament. They are back in action on Sunday night, November 4, at 6:00 p.m. as they host Longwood in the Big South Quarterfinals. PC defeated the Lancers 2-0 in their regular season meeting on October 20.