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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Lipscomb midfielder Omar Djabi won another Player of the Year honor when College Sports Madness released its Atlantic Sun Conference men’s soccer awards.
The junior from Venezuela led the A-Sun in goals (9) and points (21). He also led the league with four game-winning shots. Djabi had three games- Belmont, Eastern Illinois and Jacksonville- where he scored multiple goals.
In the last seven games, Djabi has put 20 of his 30 shots on goal.
College Sports Madness also named Djabi to the All-Conference First Team, the only Bison on the team.
However, the Purple and Gold did have four players named to the All-Conference Second Team, Reece Holcombe, Matt Kerridge, Robbie Johnson and Micah Bledsoe.
Holcombe has scored two goals on the year. He had a game-winning shot in the 79th minute on the road at Missouri State on an assist from Djabi. He finished the year as the third leading scorer for Lipscomb.
Kerridge, a Golden, Colo. native, played in 17 games and finished the regular season as the team leader, and third in the A-Sun, with five assists. Four of his total came in conference play. Kerridge was credited with two assists in the previous matchup with Jacksonville and also assisted on the game-winning goal on the road at USC Upstate.
Johnson, an A-Sun All-Academic selection, helped guide the Bisons defense to its most shutouts in school history. As a defender, Johnson started 17 games and attempted 16 shots on the.
As a freshman goalkeeper, Bledsoe finished the season among the top goalies in the league in all categories. He led the A-Sun in save percentage (.789), finished second in total saves (71) and third in both goals against average (1.02) and shutouts (5).