Sousa, Beasley Named to NSCAA All-Southwest Teams
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Senior Henrique Sousa and freshman Jordan Beasley of Rogers State men’s and women’s soccer respectively earned National Soccer Coaches Association of America recognition.
Sousa, a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, was named NSCAA Men’s Collegiate Scholar All-America College Division 2nd Team. The Business Management major achieved a 3.53 cumulative grade point average throughout his career.
To be nominated to the team student-athletes must have at least a 3.30 GPA, start more than 50 percent of all games and be a significant contributor. This season Sousa played in all 20 games starting 19 while recording seven goals and four assists in helping RSU to its fifth straight postseason play.
The 68 honorees will be recognized at the annual All-America Luncheon, to be held in the Kansas City Convention Center's Grand Ballroom on Saturday, Jan. 14, in conjunction with the 2012 NSCAA Convention in Kansas City, Mo.
Sousa was also named to the 2011 NAIA Men’s All-Southwest Team. He was joined by players from Sooner Athletic Conference foe’s USAO, Oklahoma Christian, Oklahoma Baptist and Lubbock Christian.
Beasley was named to the 2011 NAIA Women’s All-Southwest Team as a freshman out of Lafayette, La. She started in all 20 games for the Hillcats in her first season on the Hill, registering eight goals, three of them game winners, and tallying two assists.
For a complete list of the NSCAA Men’s Collegiate Scholar All-America Team click here.