Seattle, Wash. – San José State men’s soccer players Rory Knibbs and Jonathan Colunga were honored with 2014 All-Western Athletic Conference selection by a vote of the conference’s 10 head coaches. Both student-athletes were second-team selections.
Knibbs, a striker from London, England, tied for the team lead and ranked second in the WAC in goals with nine. His 20 points were also good for second in the conference. The sophomore was one of three players who had two or more multi-goal games including a league-best hat trick against UMass (9/2) and he had two game-winning goals.
Colunga, sophomore from Lindsay, Calif., led the conference with eight assists, which was good for 13th in the nation. A transfer from CSU Bakersfield, Colunga’s five assists in WAC play were good for second in the league. His 10 points ranked third on the team at the end of the regular season.
The Spartans open play in the 2014 WAC Men’s Soccer Championship Tournament on Thursday, November 13 at 4:30 p.m. San José State, the fifth seed, plays fourth seed UMKC on Championship Field in Seattle, Wash.
Fans can follow the action through live stats and streaming video at www.sjsuspartans.com.
2014 Men’s Soccer All-WAC Teams
F-Julian Zamora, Fr., Bakersfield
F-Salvador Bernal, Sr., UNLV
F-Hamza Haddadi, Jr., Seattle U
MF-Christian Duarte, Jr., Bakersfield
MF-Alex de la Garza, Incarnate Word
MF-Julian Portugal, Sr., UNLV
MF-Ian Hines-Ike, Jr., Seattle U
D-Kyle Mellies, Sr., UNLV
D-Kyle Bjornethun, So., Seattle U
D-Alex Neff, So., Utah Valley
GK-Ryan Harding, Sr., UNLV
F-Dylan Kelly, Jr., Incarnate Word
F-Rory Knibbs, So., San José State
F-Alberto Sanchez-Garcia, Jr., Grand Canyon
F-Rodrigo Fuentes, Jr., UNLV
MF-Joe Masumiya, Sr., Bakersfield
MF-Gustavo Alvarado, Sr., Houston Baptist
MF-Tayna Chiaparro, Sr., UMKC
MF-Jonathan Colunga, So., San José State
D-Jonathan Camarena, Jr., Incarnate Word
D-Guerrero Pino, Jr., UMKC
D-Joe Brown, So., Incarnate Word
GK-Shane Haworth, Jr., Seattle U
Offensive Player of the Year: Salvador Bernal, Sr., F, UNLV
Defensive Player of the Year: Kyle Mellies, Sr., D, UNLV
Freshman of the Year: Julian Zamora, F, Bakersfield
Coach of the Year: Rich Ryerson, UNLV