Charlotte, N.C. – Five Blue Hose men’s soccer players have been honored by the Big South following the regular season of the 2017 men’s soccer season. Sergio Pinto was named to Big South Second Team while three freshmen (Clement Vannier, Adrian Edo Martin and Victor Menudier) were named to the All-Freshman team. Ricardo Hernandez was the Blue Hose representative on the All-Academic team.
Pinto was named to the Second Team following a sophomore season in which he finished with three goals and tied for a team high three assists. He played in 15 of the 16 games this season and was on the field for 1175 minutes. Two of his three goals resulted in game-winners and the third led to a tie of Radford. Pinto was a member of the 2016 All-Freshman team. This is the second year in a row that the Blue Hose have landed a player on either the First or Second team. Mason Lewis and Cade Crow were both Second Teamers in 2016.
The Blue Hose had landed a player on the All-Freshman team on four previous occasions (2008, 2010, 2012 and 2016), this year they landed three individuals on the All-Freshman team. Vannier leads the Blue Hose in goals (5) and total points (12) while playing in all 16 games. His goals and points totals are both PC Division I era records for Freshmen. Edo Martin has totaled five points this season on one goal and three assists. He has started all 16 games and played 1381 minutes on the season. Menudier has been a key force on the back line of the defense. His height has been key in heading the ball out of the Blue Hose defensive box helping the Blue Hose to rank fourth in the Big South in goals against average as a team (1.20). Menudier has also scored a goal on a corner kick set this season.
Hernandez is the Blue Hose representative on the Big South All-Academic team this season. He has tallied two assists and started all 16 games playing a team high 1483 minutes in the field. Both of his assists have come on key goals, one a game-winner and the other resulting in a tie of Radford.
The Blue Hose are back in action on Sunday night at 7:00 p.m. as they travel to Buies Creek, N.C. to face the Campbell Camels in the Big South Tournament Quarterfinals. PC defeated Campbell 5-0 in their regular season meeting.