Clemson, S.C. –For only the second time in program history, five members of Clemson men’s soccer team have been named United Soccer Coaches’ All-South Region performers. The five honorees tie the most in a season since 1993. Kimarni Smith, Robbie Robinson, Philip Mayaka and Malick Mbaye were awarded First Team honors, while George Marks received Second Team honors. Mayaka is the lone freshman to be named to the region’s First Team.
The five athletes were honored with All-ACC accolades in November, as Smith, Robinson, Mayaka and Mbaye all earned First Team honors, while Marks was chosen for the conference’s Second Team. Within the conference, Robinson was named the Offensive Player of the Year, Mbaye was named the Defensive Player of the Year and Mayaka was named the Freshman of the Year.
The ACC is well represented within the regional honors, as Virginia joins Clemson as the only school with five honorees. A total of 24 ACC athletes fill the 33 possible spots across the three All-South teams.
The All-South First Team is comprised of five of the 15 semifinalists for the MAC Hermann Trophy. The three finalists for the trophy will be announced on Friday, Dec. 13.
The full release by United Soccer Coaches can be found here.