Three Boston College Men's Soccer Players Earn NSCAA/adidas All-America Honors

Ayarna and Bedoya capture first-team honors; Manswell captures third-team accolades

Dec. 15, 2007

Three Boston College men's soccer players -- junior Reuben Ayarna, junior Alejandro Bedoya and senior Sherron Manswell -- have earned NSCAA/adidas All-America honors, according to an announcement made by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Ayarna (midfield) and Bedoya (midfield) each earned All-America first-team recognition. Manswell captured All-America third-team accolades.

The honorees are the fifth, sixth and seventh soccer players in BC history to capture All-America honors, joining midfielder Paul Keegan (Second Team, 1993, 1995), goalkeeper Chris Hamblin (First Team, 2000), fullback Guy Melamed (Third Team, 2002; Second Team 2004) and forward Charlie Davies (First Team, 2006).

Ayarna is an All-Conference first-team selection who played in 20 games this season; he missed one game -- against Massachusetts (Nov. 28) in the NCAA Tournament -- because of injury. He recorded 13 points on two goals and nine assists. He finished the season ranked second on the team in assists and shots (47).

Bedoya, the ACC's Offensive Player of the Year and first-team All-Conference honoree, played in all 21 games and recorded 26 points on eight goals and a team-high 10 assists. The Weston, Fla., resident finished the season with a team-high 85 shots and shared the team lead (with Sherron Manswell) in game-winning goals with four.



Bedoya was named semifinalist for the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, awarded annually to the top player in college soccer.

Manswell made his second career appearance on the All-ACC second team and is also earning NSCAA/adidas all-region honors for the second time (in three seasons). He previously captured All-Conference second-team honors and All-Northeast Regional third-team recognition as a sophomore in 2005. The Trinidad resident played in all 21 games and finished the season ranked first on the team in points (29) and goals (11). He and Bedoya shared the team lead in game-winning scores with four. Manswell totaled seven points - three goals and one assists - in three conference tournament victories and earned 2007 ACC Tournament Most Valuable Player honors.

Alejandro Bedoya and Reuben Ayarna earned All-America first-team honors and senior striker Sherron Manswell garnered second-team recognition