Aug. 26, 2009

Courtesy of Soccer America

Harvard's Andre Akpan, a 2007 selection to Soccer America's MVPs first team and 2008 pick to the MVPs second team, heads the Soccer America Men's Preseason All-American team, as selected by its editors.

Akpan is one of eight 2008 MVPs second-team picks selected to the 2009 Preseason All-American team.

UIC goalie Jovan Bubonja, a member of the 2009 Preseason All-American team, was a 2007 MVPs second-team pick.

Soccer America Men's Preseason All-Americans
First Team
GOALKEEPER
Jovan Bubonja, UIC, Sr.

DEFENDER
Mark Blades, Northwestern, Sr.
Joel Gustafsson, St. John's, Sr.
Ike Opara, Wake Forest, Jr.
Barry Rice, Kentucky, Sr.

MIDFIELDERS
Corben Bone, Wake Forest, Jr.
Craig Henderson, Dartmouth, Sr.
Michael Stephens, UCLA, Sr.

FORWARDS
Andre Akpan, Harvard, Sr.
Samson Malijani, Fairleigh Dickinson, Sr.
Andrew Wiedeman, California, Jr.

Second Team
GOALKEEPER
Brian Perk, UCLA, Sr.

DEFENDER
Tennant McVea, Loyola (Md.), Sr.
Ofori Sarkodie, Indiana, Sr.
Chris Schuler, Creighton, Sr.

MIDFIELDERS
Anthony Ampaipitakwong, Akron, Jr.
Nelson Becerra, St. John's, Sr.
Stephen McCarthy, North Carolina, Sr.
Toni Stahl, Connecticut, Sr.

FORWARDS
Bright Dike, Notre Dame, Sr.
Irving Garcia, UC Irvine, Sr.
Casey Townsend, Maryland, Soph.