Stadler Repeats as A-10 Preseason Men's Soccer All-Conference Pick
July 1, 2009
PHILADELPHIA, PA - For the second consecutive year, George Washington senior forward Andy Stadler has been named to the Atlantic 10 Preseason Men's Soccer All-Conference team as selected by the league's head coaches and announced by the conference office Wednesday. Incoming freshman Brendan Lafferty was chosen to the Preseason All-Rookie Team.
Stadler, the league's leading returning scorer, was a first team All-Atlantic 10 and first team All-Region selection last fall after pacing GW with 31 points and 14 goals and finishing in the Top 5 in the nation in points and goals per game.
The first GW player to earn first team All-Region honors in 19 seasons, Stadler's 31 points were the eighth-most in a single season in program history. The two-time A-10 Player of the Week and DC College Cup MVP also tied for the league lead with six game-winning goals.
Stadler enters his senior season ranked 10th all-time at GW with 22 goals and 57 points in 47 career matches.
Lafferty, a 2008 NSCAA/adidas Youth All-American and USSF Northeast Starting XI selection, will compete for starting goalkeeping duties with the Colonials this fall. He was a four-year starter for the Region I Olympic Development Program (ODP) team, earning All-Region honors in 2008 and leading the squad to back-to-back regional titles and national championship appearances in 2007 and 2008. Lafferty also was a four-year starter and four-time All-CHSAA honoree at St. John the Baptist High.
Stadler is one of nine returning starters and 23 returning letterwinners for the Colonials in 2009, while Lafferty is a member of head coach George Lidster's four-player recruiting class.
GW finished 8-6-3 overall and above .500 for the second straight season in 2008. The Colonials tied for sixth in the 2008 A-10 standings with 14 points (4-3-2), but missed out on the conference tournament by a one-point tiebreaker.