Athletic News

November 06, 2009
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Burke Earns GSAC All-Conference Accolades for Second Straight Season

LAGRANGE, Ga. - Huntingdon sophomore forward Morgan Burke was named to the All-Great South Athletic Conference men’s soccer team for the second consecutive season, the league announced late Thursday afternoon.

Burke, who was an all-conference and all-freshman team selection last season, paced the Hawks with 13 points, including a team-leading six goals in 2009. He scored two goals in a game twice this season, first in Huntingdon’s victory over LaGrange, and later against Piedmont on the road.

The Great South Athletic Conference also announced its GSAC All-Academic team on Friday. Huntingdon was represented by senior Christian Harmon, a two-time member, and sophomores Jacob Bailey and Louis Hines.

To be recognized by the GSAC as an All-Academic team member, a student-athlete must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or better and be a sophomore or higher in classification.

Piedmont’s Jorge Pradilla was named the Player of the Year for the second straight year, after leading the GSAC in seven of nine individual statistics. He finished the regular season with 17 goals and 41 points.

Pradilla's teammate, Sidney Smith and Maryville's Tony Diaz were Co- Freshman of the Year. Smith was third on the Lions in scoring with six goals and 14 points. Diaz was the top freshman on the Fighting Scots regular season champion.

Maryville College's Pepe Fernandez was named Coach of the Year, after leading the Scots to the GSAC regular championship and the top seed in the GSAC Championship Tournament.

Huntingdon will conclude its season by participating in the Great South Athletic Conference Tournament, which will be hosted by Maryville College, this weekend. The Hawks will take on the host Scots at 3:30 p.m. The Championship Game of the tournament will be held Saturday at 3 p.m.

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Hodge Patterson
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579
hpatterson@huntingdon.edu


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