<div>Cuerten, Arzberger Chosen To Men’s All-PacWest Team</div>

Cuerten, Arzberger Chosen To Men’s All-PacWest Team

IRVINE, Calif. – Hawai’i Pacific University had a pair of players selected to the 2017 All-PacWest Conference Men’s Soccer Team released today by the conference office.
 
Forward Josch Cuerten chosen First Team All-PacWest Conference, while midfielder Garrit Arzberger was named Third Team All-PacWest by the conference head coaches.
 
Cuerten, a 6-0 senior from Cologne, Germany/Landrat-Lucas Gymnasium, was named to the All-PacWest Team for the third time in his three-year HPU career. Cuerten led the Sharks, ranked third in the PacWest Conference and 26th in NCAA Division II with 12 goals this season, including a hat-trick against Hawai’i Hilo. He also added two assists for a total of 26 points on the season to rank fifth in the PacWest and 45th in Division II. He’s also fourth in the PacWest and 18th in Division II with 0.80 goals per game. For his career, Cuerten collected 24 goals and 12 assists for 60 points.
 
Arzberger, a 6-0 junior from Munich, Germany/Therese von Bayern, collected his first All-PacWest honor as a third teamer. Missing four games because of an off-field traffic accident, Arzberger ranked second on the Sharks with five goals on the season and added two assists for 12 points on the year. His best performance came against UH Hilo when he scored a goal and posted two assists.
 
The Sharks went 6-8-3 overall on the season, 4-7-2 in PacWest Conference play, with eight of their 19 games going into overtime.
 
The PacWest announced its special award winners with the All-PacWest team today. California Baptist’s Aidan Apodaca was named the Player of the Year, with CBU’s Abe Placito the Defender of the Year. Point Loma’s Wiktor Lasota and Dixie State’s Zach Nielson were both named Goalkeeper of the Year. Fresno Pacific’s Fellipe Souza was honored as Newcomer of the Year and Holy Names’ Carlos Vazquez-Perez the Freshman of the Year. California Baptist coach Coe Michaelson was voted the PacWest Coach of the Year.
 

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2017 PACWEST MEN’S SOCCER AWARDS
PLAYER OF THE YEARDEFENDER OF THE YEARGOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR
Aidan Apodaca
California Baptist
Abe Placito
California Baptist
Wiktor Lasota
Point Loma
Zach Nielson
Dixie State
NEWCOMER OF THE YEARFRESHMAN OF THE YEARCOACH OF THE YEAR
Fellipe Souza
Fresno Pacific
Carlos Vazquez-Perez
Holy Names
Coe Michaelson
California Baptist

 
 

2017 ALL-PACWEST MEN’S SOCCER TEAM
NameSchoolPos.Yr.Hometown/Previous School
FIRST TEAM
Aidan Apodaca**California BaptistFSr.Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. / Los Osos
Josch Cuerten**Hawai’i PacificFSr.Cologne, Germany / Landrat-Lucas Gymnasium
Moises Medina*Dixie StateFSo.Mesquite, Nev. / Virgin Valley
Fellipe SouzaFresno PacificFJr.Juiz de Fora, Brazil / West HIlls
Kaleb ArmbrustAzusa PacificMSr.Gold River, Calif. / Capital Christian
Esteban Berumen***Notre Dame de NamurMSr.Pittsburg, Calif. / Pittsburg
Hugo Gutierrez*California BaptistMSr.Pico Rivera, Calif. / Yavapai College
Anthony VelardeFresno PacificMJr.Reedley, Calif. / Reedley
Bryan Baugh***Dixie StateDSr.Henderson, Nev. / Green Valley
Moises ClaudioNotre Dame de NamurDSo.Hawthorne, Calif. / Lawndale
Sammy McKayBiolaDSr.Fullerton, Calif. / Academy of Art
Abe PlacitoCalifornia BaptistDSr.Perris, Calif. / Northwest Nazarene
Zach NielsonDixie StateGKSo.West Point, Utah / Northridge
Wiktor LasotaPoint LomaGKJr.Lodz, Poland / Aviation
SECOND TEAM
Joey ChicaCalifornia BaptistFSr.Visalia, Calif. / Cal State Dominguez Hills
Eduardo Gallardo*Point LomaFSr.San Diego / Point Loma
Naia Graham*Notre Dame de NamurFJr.Kailua, Hawai’i / Kailua
Carlos Vazquez-PerezHoly NamesFFr.Santa Maria, Calif. / Pioneer Valley
Victor AguirreCalifornia BaptistMSo.Hesperia, Calif. / Mt. SAC
Kousei MattoxBiolaMJr.Yokohama, Japan / Esperanza FC
Aleksander PumpalovicAzusa PacificMJr.Zurich, Switzerland / KV Zurich Business School
Sebastian WiesboeckCalifornia BaptistMSo.Rosenheim, Germany / Munich
Ari ClaroConcordiaDSr.Hawaiian Gardens, Calif. / Long Beach CC
Jacob EisenbergPoint LomaDFr.Temecula, Calif. / Chaparral
Robert Hines**Notre Dame de NamurDSr.Concord, Calif. / Northgate
Gabriel SilvaCalifornia BaptistDJr.Brasilia, Brazil / Mt. SAC
William WhiddonConcordiaGKGr.Carlsbad, Calif. / Rancho Buena Vista
THIRD TEAM
Arturo AstorgaAzusa PacificFSo.El Paso, Texas / Canutillo
Ather DawoodDixie StateFSr.Tucson, Ariz. / Pal Verde
Julian FontConcordiaFSo.Ladera Ranch, Calif. / JSerra
Junior GuerraCalifornia BaptistFJr.Los Angeles / Cathedral
Gerrit ArzbergerHawai’i PacificMJr.Munich, Germany / Therese von Bayern
Ether Bustos*ConcordiaMSo.San Juan Capistrano, Calif. / CSU Fullerton
Indiana FullerPoint LomaMJr.Irvine, Calif. / University
Tim SiegfriedPoint LomaMFr.Osterburken, Germany / Apian-Gymnasium
Mitch Wheelon*Point LomaMSr.Vancouver, Wash. / Union
Bruno BrumatiFresno PacificDJr.Cacapava, Brazil / West Hills
Fabian LuedersPoint LomaDJr.Munich, Germany / Ludwig-Maximilians
Matias RodriguezPoint LomaDJr.Bogota, Colombia / Chaparral
Riley WaldeckBiolaDSr.Santa Clarita, Calif. / William S. Hart
Javier SantanaNotre Dame de NamurGKSo.Diamond Bar, Calif. / Diamond Ranch

 
* – Indicates previous All-PacWest selection
 
 
 
 
 

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