Aug. 13, 2001
Notre Dame, Ind. – Notre Dame junior defender Andreas Forstner (Gerlinden, Germany) has been named to the CollegeSoccer.com Preseason Honorable Mention All-America team. He is one of nine BIG EAST players selected to the three teams (first, second and honorable mention squads were chosen).
A third team Great Lakes Region honoree by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) in 2000, Forstner will serve as a tri-captain during the upcoming 2001 campaign. A two-year starter, he started all 17 games a year ago and was twice named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week as he helped Notre Dame to six shutouts during the season. Forstner copped to defensive player honors at the UNLV Fila/Snickers Rebel Classic in Las Vegas, Nev. as the Irish did not surrender a goal during the two tournament games its played against New Mexico and UNLV. He also was credited with two assists during the 2000 campaign.
Forstner heads into the 2001 campaign with a goal and two assists during his career.
COLLEGESOCCER.COM PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAMS:
FIRST TEAM: Bryheem Hancock, Sr, Connecticut (GK), Lee Morrison, Sr, Stanford (D), Chris Gbandi, Sr, Connecticut (D), Oguchi Onyewu, So, Clemson (D), Bryn Ritchie, Sr, Washington (D), Carl Bussey, Sr, SMU (M), Ryan Coiner, Jr, San Diego (M), Gavin Glinton, Sr, Bradley (M), Mohamed Fahim, Sr, SMU (F), John Barry Nusum, Sr, Furman (F) and Jack Jewsbury, Sr, Saint Louis (F).
SECOND TEAM: Doug Warren, Jr, Clemson (GK), Daniel Jackson, Sr, North Carolina (D), Alex Yi, So, UCLA (D), David Boutilier, Sr, Rutgers (D), Kelly Gray, Jr, Portland (D), Shalrie Joseph, Sr, St. John’s (M), Derek Potteiger, Sr, Penn State (M), Ryan Mack, Sr, Indiana (M), Pat Noonan, Jr, Indiana (F), Jason Thompson, So, Eastern Illinois (F) and Nicholas McCreath, Sr, Rhode Island (F).
HONORABLE MENTION: Goalkeepers: Dan Ferrin (Stony Brook), Byron Foss (SMU), John Politis (Saint Louis), Colin Rogers (Indiana), Curtis Spitieri (Portland) and Brian Steckroth (Navy).
Defenders: Nelson Akwari (UCLA), Jason Cole (Saint Louis), McNeil Cronin (Furman), Andres Forstner (Notre Dame), Jack Handy (Furman), Beckett Hollenbach (Maryland), Ilkka Jantti (Kentucky), Aaron Kingi (Fairfield), Jeff Stewart (Santa Clara), Philip Salyer (Maryland) and Shavar Thomas (Connecticut).
Midfielders: Brian Carroll (Wake Forest), Brad Davis (Saint Louis), Matt Goldsmith (Furman), Luchi Gonzalez (SMU), Kyle Martino (Virginia), Jeff Matteo (St. John’s), Scott Noble (Duke), Sean Reti (Marquette), Frankie Sanfilippo (San Jose State) and Diego Walsh (SMU).
Forwards: Evan Bruno (Lehigh), Byron Carmichael (Marshall), Rob Catana(Hartwick), Jordan Cila (Duke), Cesar Cuellar (Connecticut), Ryan Daley (South Carolina), Sean Fraser (Memphis), Todd Lauber (Towson), Hamid Mehreioskouei (Bradley), Flavio Monteiro (UAB), Casey Schmidt (Boston College), Abe Thompson (Maryland), Arturo Torres Loyola Marymount), Mike Tranchilla (Creighton) and Ricardo Villar (Penn State).