KANSAS CITY, Kan. - College of Charleston men's soccer standouts Sean Flatley and Sean de Silva have been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Performance Subaru All-South Region Second Team, the NSCAA announced Wednesday.
"I'm so pleased that our program had two nominations for this prestigious list of players," said head coach Ralph Lundy. "Both of these young men deserved to be recognized on this level. Sean Flatley was rock solid for our program and also scored big goals at crucial moments this year, while Sean de Silva was constantly a threat to opponents and was our points leader with seven goals and nine assists."
Flatley, a senior defender from Virginia Beach, Va., started in all 19 matches the Cougars played and was a rock at central defense for CofC. Flatley also got involved in the Cougars' offense on set-piece opportunities and netted four goals including game winners against Davidson and Wofford in CofC's first Southern Conference matches of the season. Flatley also had an assist on the year.
De Silva, a sophomore midfielder from Port of Spain, Trinidad, was a consistent figure in the Cougars' scoring attack. He started in all 19 matches as well and was the Cougars' most consistent offensive figure, posting team highs in goals and assists with seven and nine, respectively.
The NSCAA is the largest coaches' organization in the United States. Since its founding in 1941, it has grown to include more than 28,000 members who coach both genders at all levels of the sport. In addition to a national rankings program for colleges and high schools, NSCAA offers an extensive recognition program that presents nearly 10,000 individual awards every year. It fulfills its mission of coaching education through a nationwide program of clinics and week-long courses, teaching more than 4,000 soccer coaches each year.