December 20, 2012
Three Herkimer County Community College men’s soccer players were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-American team. Seniors Korab Syla, Yonkers, NY and Charlie Anderson, Southampton, England, were named to the first team; and freshman Triston Henry, Ontario, Canada was named to the second team.
Syla, a Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major was just named the NSCAA Junior College National Player of the Year. He netted six goals and had 21 assists including six assists on 10 of the goals in post-season play. “Korab is one of the most explosive and skillful outside midfielders I have ever coached,” said coach Pepe Aragon.
Anderson, a Liberal Arts & Sciences: Physical Education major, is a repeat first-team All-American. He had 17 goals and five assists, including the game-winning goal in the Region III championship game in double overtime. Anderson finished his career with 39 goals and 12 assists. “Charlie is a pure goal scorer. He is one of the best finishers we have ever had,” Aragon said.
Henry, a Criminal Justice major, recorded 12 shutouts for the season including six consecutive postseason clean sheets. He was named MVP of the Region III final four. “Triston was amazing the entire season, especially in the play-offs. He made one of the most athletic saves that I have ever seen in a regional championship,” Aragon said.
“I am so proud of all three players. They are class acts both on and off of the field,” he added.
They will receive their awards in Indianapolis, Indiana January 19, 2013 at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-American Luncheon.