Three Men's Soccer Players Earn All-Conference Honors

November 11, 2010

Denver, Colo.----Three members of the San Jose State University men's soccer program have earned All-Conference awards from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation for their performances during the 2010 season.

The awards were announced at the league's banquet on the eve of the 2010 MPSF Tournament in Sacramento, Calif., on Wednesday, November 11.

Senior Josh Boemecke was chosen by the eight MPSF head coaches to the 11-player first team. Freshman Sam Hodgson made his way onto the 13-player second team, while sophomore Nick Murphy picked up All-MPSF honorable mention.

The All-MPSF distinction is the third in a row for Boemecke, and first for the careers of Hodgson and Murphy.

Boemecke (O'Fallon, Illl./Saint Louis University) leads San Jose State with nine goals, 18 points, 56 shots, and three game-winning goals. He leads the MPSF in goals and he is runner-up in both shots and points. Boemecke is one of three Spartans to have started in all 19 games in 2010.

Hodgson (Bishop Auckland, England/Wolsingham) is the only freshman to be named to the All-MPSF second team. He started in 18 games this year and played a total of 1,565 minutes, third most on the team. He tallied one assist on September 12 in the 3-1 win against Cal State Northridge.

Murphy (San Francisco, Calif./Lowell High School) is one of only two Spartans to play and start in all 38 matches from 2009-10. He led the team with 1818 minutes in 2009 and 1725 minutes in 2010.

Top honors in the MPSF went to three Cal State Bakersfield members. Sophomore midfielder Jesus Sanchez racked in Player of the Year, freshman forward Gyasi Zardes took Newcomer of the Year, and 24-year Cal State Bakersfield leader Simon Tobin received Coach of the Year.

San Jose State finished the 2010 year at 7-9-3 and 1-6-3 in MPSF play.