Knibbs And Colunga Earn All-WAC Honors

Rory Knibbs earned his second All-WAC honor in as many years with his selection to the 2014 team.
Nov. 12, 2014

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.

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2014 Men’s Soccer All-WAC Teams

First Team

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


Second Team

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