Four Argonauts Earn NSCAA/adidas All-Region Honors
Dec. 1, 2006
MISSION, Kan. - After a 20-1-3 season and a trip to the NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Final Four in Pensacola, four Argonauts earned recognition from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Senior Felipe Lawall (Sorocaba, Brazil/South Georgia) and junior Keith Savage (Gulf Breeze, Fla./Gulf Breeze HS) were named to the NSCAA/adidas All-South Region First Team. Senior Eduardo Oliveira (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil/Concordia N.Y.) and junior Jimmy McHenry (Tallahassee, Fla./Darton College) earned second team honors.
Lawall and Savage earned their second NSCAA/adidas All-South Region selection. The four honorees tied the 2002 team for the most selections in a single-season. Since 1996, 16 Argonauts have been named to the all-south region team, including four two-time selections.
Lawall, a 2003 NSCAA/adidas All-South Region selection, finished his career as one of the top offensive threats in West Florida history. He finished fifth all-time with 32 goals and fourth all-time with 19 assists. Lawall's 43 points this season were the fourth-highest single-season total, and he set the school record with 15 assists. In four national tournament matches, Lawall tallied 11 points on four goals and three assists, including a five-point (two goals, one assist) performance in the national semifinals against Dowling.
Savage, who earned Daktronics All-South Region honors last month, earned his fifth postseason award in 2006. Savage had earned All-Gulf South Conference, GSC All-Tournament Team, NCAA Division II South Region All-Tournament Most Outstanding Player and Daktronics All-South Region honors. Savage totaled 28 points on 11 goals and six assists this season. He currently ranks fourth all-time with 33 goals and fifth all-time with 82 points. Savage tallied at least one point in each of West Florida's four national tournament matches.
After earning Daktronics All-South Region Player of the Year honors, Oliveira earned his second region accolade in a month. Oliveira, a two-time All-GSC selection, recorded 15 points this season after only totaling four points in his first three years. His biggest offensive output was a three-goal performance in the 4-1 homecoming win over Mobile in October. Oliveira also scored the lone goal in West Florida's 1-0 regular season win at Montevallo. Oliveira started 22 of 23 matches and played in 1,904 minutes. He also played every minute in 15 of the Argonauts 24 matches, including all four national tournament matches.
After transferring from Darton College, McHenry made a successful transition from the junior college level to Division II soccer in 2006. McHenry was second on the team with 33 points on 11 goals and 11 assists. His 33 points ranked ninth and his 11 assists were tied for fifth in the single-season record book. He recorded at least one point in 13 matches, including a three-goal performance at Georgia Southwestern. McHenry also scored the lone goal in West Florida's 1-0 win over Alabama-Huntsville in the GSC Tournament semifinals.