November 12, 2013

Schmiege Named A-Sun All-Conference

2013 A-Sun Men's Soccer All-Conference Awards

Spartanburg, S.C. – A day after he was named an A-Sun Academic All-Conference selection, USC Upstate sophomore midfielder Marvin Schmiege was named to the 2013 A-Sun All-Conference team.

Schmiege, from Berlin, Germany, earned second team all-conference honors as voted on by the A-Sun coaches. It marks his first all-conference honors.

"Marvin has been a leader and a very good player for us throughout the season," said Upstate head coach Greg Hooks. "He works very hard to improve every time he steps on the field, whether it is for practice or a game. I am proud of him for positioning himself as one of the top players in the A-Sun and am thrilled he is being recognized for the type of player he is and for what he means to our team."

Schmiege turned in a tremendous season for the Spartans as a leader in the midfield. He finished the year with two goals and two assists for six points, finishing the season as the active leading scorer on the team. He scored goals against Presbyterian and Northern Kentucky, while adding assists against UNC Asheville and ETSU. He also led a potent Upstate offensive attack in the preseason, scoring seven of the Spartans' 15 goals in three preseason scrimmages.

In addition to his all-conference selection, Schmiege is an A-Sun Academic All-Conference selection and an A-Sun All-Academic team pick while carrying a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Lipscomb's Omar Djabi was named the A-Sun Player of the Year to highlight the postseason individual award winners. ETSU's Nate Hodges was named the A-Sun Defensive Player of the Year and teammate Ryan Coulter was named the Goalkeeper of the Year. Florida Gulf Coast's Isaiah Madrid earned A-Sun Freshman of the Year honors, while Lipscomb's Charles Morrow took home the league's Coach of the Year award.

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