November 9, 2011

TWO RAMS GARNER ALL-CAA LAURELS

HARRISONBURG, Va. – Two Virginia Commonwealth University Men's Soccer players received All-Colonial Athletic Association honors Wednesday night at the conference's annual postseason awards banquet.

VCU freshman defender Juan Monge Solano was named to the All-CAA First team, while sophomore forward Jason Johnson garnered All-CAA Second Team accolades. Monge Solano was also named to the All-Rookie squad.

Monge Solano (pictured left) served as a force on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball for the Rams. VCU finished the season with a 1.17 goals-against average, which was fourth best among the 12 CAA institutions. Additionally, the Black & Gold notched six shutouts on the season.

The San Jose, Costa Rica, native finished third on the team offensively, recording 11 points on five goals and one assist.

Johnson, a Third Team recipient in 2010, was a consistent force on the offensive end for the Rams in 2011. The Saint Anne, Jamaica, native led the team in points (23) goals (11) and game-winning goals (three).

The 11 goals scored was second highest among CAA players in 2011. Johnson (pictured right) produced a pair of multiple goal performances, as he recorded a pair of goals in matches with USC Upstate and High Point.

Delaware senior Evans Frimpong was named CAA Player of the Year, while teammate Roberto Gimenez was named CAA Rookie of the Year.

Hofstra sophomore back Shaun Foster was named CAA Defensive Player of the Year for the second-straight year. James Madison's Tom Martin was voted CAA Coach of the Year.

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