Felipe DeSousa Earns D2CCA All-South Region First Team

Felipe DeSousa Earns D2CCA All-South Region First Team

BOCA RATON, Fla. - University of Tampa men's soccer senior forward Felipe DeSousa was named today to the 2017 D2CCA All-South Region First Team.

DeSousa was recognized after helping to guide the Spartans to a 9-4-3 overall record and 6-2-2 in Sunshine State Conference action. The team finished second in the Sunshine State Conference standings behind Palm Beach Atlantic. After entering the conference tournament as the two seed, the team went on to clinch the programs third trophy in the tournament after defeating Rollins 2-1 in the championship game.

Tampa then advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 25th time in school history where they fell in the 2nd round to West Alabama.

This season, DeSousa led the team with 9 goals in 13 games in his lone season as a Spartan and also added one assist. The first-team all-SSC performer was also named the SSC Offensive Player of the Year. The Florida Gulf Coast University also notched four game-winning goals in his senior season, coming against No. 17 Rollins, Nova Southeastern, Florida Tech and Shorter.

2017 D2CCA NCAA Division II All-Atlantic Region Team

First Team

Pos, Name, School
GK, Elliott Barker, Palm Beach Atlantic
F, Jordan Wright, Alabama Huntsville
F, Felipe DeSousa, Tampa 
F, Ali Brador, West Alabama
F, Cleef Desir, Palm Beach Atlantic
MF, Corentin Diverres, Alabama Huntsville
MF, Charlie Dennis ^!, Palm Beach Atlantic
MF, Brendan Bennett, Christian Brothers
MF, Alun Webb *, Lynn University
B, Juan Sanchez, Palm Beach Atlantic
B, Niklas Tasky *, Lynn University
B, Jack Shiels, West Alabama
B, Jamie Cox, West Alabama

Second Team

Pos, Name, School
GK, Alexander Roth ^, Lynn University
F, Stefan Avram, Rollins
F, Gaspard Voituriez-Donnelly, West Alabama
F, Victor Bazan, Mississippi College
F, Darwin Lom ^, Nova Southeastern
MF, Jacob Farthing, Mississippi College
MF, Brandon Smalley, Florida Tech
MF, Jean-Baptiste Meyniel, West Alabama
MF, Ben Grant, Rollins
B, Jerry Saint-Vil, Palm Beach Atlantic
B, Fritz Engel, Rollins
B, Andrew Forrest, Christian Brothers
B, Jan Hlavica, Florida Tech

(* indicates 2016 D2CCA All-Region 1st Team selection)
(^ indicates 2016 D2CCA All-Region 2nd Team selection)
(! indicates 2015 D2CCA All-Region 1st Team selection