TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - College of Charleston goalkeeper Kees Heemskerk was recently named to the national All-Freshman squad by one of the nation's leading publishers of college soccer, CollegeSoccerNews.com.
Heemskerk, a native of Zaandam, Holland, was an integral part of the success the men's soccer team saw this past season and his efforts earned him Second Team All-Freshman honors.
"This accolade for Kees [Heemskerk] is well deserved," said CofC head coach Ralph Lundy. "He stepped in and played a major role in helping our team make the NCAA Tournament. As a keeper it is never easy to step in as a freshman and play straight away, but Kees did it with the highest quality and has been honored for it."
Heemskerk spent most of the season ranked in the top-10 nationally in several goalkeeping statistical categories. He played every minute in net for the Cougars and allowed 20 goals on 82 saves for a .804 save percentage. Heemskerk registered six shutouts and a 1.017 goals against average as well.
CollegeSoccerNews.com selected a first, second, and third team. CSN has issued All-Freshman Team selections annually since the 2000 season. A total of nineteen conferences were represented on the three teams selected.
College Soccer News - 2010 First Team All-Freshman
Darren Mattocks -Forward -Akron
Soony Saad - Forward - Michigan
Juan Castillo -Forward - SMU
Dylan Mares - Midfielder - Louisville
Kelyn Rowe -Midfielder - UCLA
Perry Kitchen - Midfielder - Akron
Gideon Asante -Midfielder - Old Dominion
Tyler Polka - Defender - Creighton
Sebastian Ibeagha - Defender - Duke
Shaun Foster - Defender - Hofstra
Cody Mizell - Goalkeeper - Clemson
College Soccer News - 2010 Second Team All-Freshman
Victor Chavez - Forward - UCLA
David Opoku - Forward - UC Santa Barbara
Gyasi Zardes - Forward - CS Bakersfield
Tyler Gibson - Midfielder - Charlotte
Patrick Mullins - Midfielder - Maryland
Harrison Petts - Midfielder - Indiana
Steve Neumann - Midfielder - Georgetown
Andrew Jean-Baptiste - Defender - Connecticut
Kelvin Madzongwe - Defender - Boston University
Martin Sanchez - Defender - Navy
Kees Heemskerk - Goalkeeper - College of Charleston
College Soccer News - 2010 Third Team All-Freshman
Ya Ya Toure - Forward - Detroit
Stephen Baker - Forward - Penn
Chris Prince - Forward - Wisconsin
Henning Sauerbier - Midfielder - Columbia
Aodhan Quinn - Midfielder - Bradley
Steven Evans - Midfielder - Portland
Bradlee Baladez - Midfielder - South Carolina
Adam Sewell - Defender - High Point
Dylan Asher - Defender - Kentucky
Sonny Mukungu - Defender - North Carolina State
Rafael Diaz - Goalkeeper - St. John's