Melbourne, Fla. – Alexander Roth, Niklas Tasky and Alun Webb from Lynn University's men's soccer team have been selected to the All-Sunshine State Conference First Team, as announced by the league office on Thursday. All three were first team honorees a year ago and this marks the first time since 2007-08 the Fighting Knights have had three repeat first team selections.
Roth currently leads the SSC in total shutouts with 10 and is second in goals-against average (0.52) and save percentage (.814). The senior out of Graz, Austria moved into the top-10 in program history with 18 career shutouts while his .803 save percentage is third and 0.67 GAA is sixth in program history.
Tasky is a brooding presence who anchors the Fighting Knights defense. Lynn has surrendered only 44 shots on goal in 15 games, an average of just 2.9 per match. The 6-foot-4 Hannover, Germany, product typically marks opposing team's top players and held all six All-SSC forward selections to a combined one goal and no assists.
Webb continues to be an offensive force in his second year with the Blue and White. He is second in the league in total points (20), tied for second in goals with eight and tied for 11th with four assists. Webb's eight goals surpassed his total from last season while his 20 points is three shy of his previous years mark.
Palm Beach Atlantic secured 11 award winners, with five first team honorees, three second team selections, SSC Player of the Year Charlie Dennis, Defensive Player of the Year Juan Sanchez and Coach of the Year Brian McMahon. Tampa's Felipe DeSousa garnered Offensive Player of the Year accolades while Florida Tech's Stian Hagboe Olsen was recognized as the Freshman of the Year.
This is the sixth consecutive year with at least three All-SSC selections and second straight with three first team honorees. Lynn has 15 years total of at least three first team picks.
Lynn defeated Florida Southern 1-0 in overtime in the SSC Championship Quarterfinals and travels to West Palm Beach, Fla., to battle Tampa in the semifinals on Friday, Nov. 3, at 4:30 pm. Fans can watch the action live on the Lynn Sports Network.