Five BIG EAST players were named 2011 NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Americans. Connecticut midfielder Carlos Alvarez and USF forward Dom Dwyer were both named to the second team, while Connecticut goalkeeper Andre Blake, Louisville defender Austin Berry and West Virginia defender Eric Schoenle earned spots on the third team.
Of the 33 players named to the 2011 Performance Subaru NSCAA All-Northeast Region Teams, 16 were from the BIG EAST. Dwyer, Alvarez, Schoenle and Blake were joined on the All-Northeast Region First Team by Connecticut forward Tony Cascio, Georgetown forward Steve Neumann, Providence midfielder Marc Cintron, Connecticut defender Andrew Jean-Baptiste, St. John’s defender Connor Lade.
There were seven BIG EAST players selected to the 2011 All-Great Lakes Region Team. Berry was joined on the All-Great Lakes First Team by teammate Colin Rolfe and Nick DeLeon. Marquette midfielder Calum Mallace was also named to the first team. Notre Dame players Aaron Maund, a defender, and Dillon Powers, a midfielder, were joined by DePaul forward Antonio Aguilar on the second team.
Alvarez, the 2009 BIG EAST Freshman of the Year and a 2010 All-BIG EAST First Team selection, earned All-BIG EAST Second Team honors as a junior and finished the season with 20 points on a career-high six goals to go with eight assists. In the postseason, Alvarez recorded 10 points on three goals and four assists in seven games. The junior midfielder will enter his senior season ranked seventh all-time at Connecticut with 33 career assists.
Dwyer, the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year, led the conference with 16 goals this season. Dwyer, in his first season at USF, also led the BIG EAST in points (34) a season after scoring 37 goals at Tyler Junior College, where he was named NJCAA National Player of the Year. The London, England native earned All-Northeast Region honors.
Blake finished the season with 15 shutouts, including a program-record nine straight from Sept. 9 – Oct. 8. Blake and the UConn defense recorded a shutout streak of 961:32. Blake was previously named to the College Soccer News All-Freshman First Team. He finished the season ranked second in the NCAA with a .888 save percentage and a 0.39 goals against average. Blake was an All-BIG EAST First Team selection and the BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year as a freshman.
Berry earned NSCAA All-American honors and All-Great Lakes Region honors for the second consecutive season. He helped anchor the Cardinal defense to 11 shutouts this season and 37 shutouts in his career at Louisville. He finished his senior year with a goal and an assist for four points. He was also named a first team All-BIG EAST selection the last two seasons. He finished his career with 11 goals and five assists for 27 points. He became the second Louisville player to become a two-time NSCAA All-American, joining teammate Colin Rolfe with that distinction.
Schoenle started all 20 games for West Virginia in 2011 and was third on the team with nine points, recording three goals and three assists. Defensively, Schoenle helped anchor a back line that recorded eight shutouts and allowed an average of four shots per game. Schoenle is a two-time all-BIG EAST selection.
GK Brian Holt Sr. Creighton
D Chris Estridge Sr. Indiana
D Matthew Hedges Sr. North Carolina
D Charles Rodriguez Sr. Charlotte
M Miguel Ibarra Sr. UC Irvine
M Enzo Martinez* Jr. North Carolina
M Luis Silva Sr. UC Santa Barbara
F Ashton Bennett Jr. Coastal Carolina
F Ethan Finlay* Sr. Creighton
F Billy Schuler Jr. North Carolina
F Andrew Wenger* Jr. Duke
GK Brian Rowe Sr. UCLA
D RJ Allen* Sr. Monmouth
D Andrew Duran Sr. Creighton
D Kyle Venter Jr. New Mexico
M Carlos Alvarez Jr. Connecticut
M Greg Jordan Sr. Creighton
M Lance Rozeboom Sr. New Mexico
M Paul Wyatt Jr. James Madison
F Dom Dwyer Jr. South Florida
F Evans Frimpong Sr. Delaware
F Darren Mattocks Soph. Akron
F Casey Townsend Sr. Maryland
GK Andre Blake Fr. Connecticut
D Austin Berry Sr. Louisville
D Eric Schoenle Jr. West Virginia
D Walker Zimmerman Fr. Furman
M Scott Caldwell Jr. Akron
M Jonathan Mendoza Jr. Stetson
M Pedro Ribeiro Soph. Coastal Carolina
M John Stertzer Jr. Maryland
F Chandler Hoffman Jr. UCLA
F Mark Sherrod Soph. Memphis
F Yannick Smith Jr. Old Dominion
F Gyasi Zardes Soph. CSU Bakersfield