Men's Soccer's Stadler Named First Team All-Atlantic 10
Nov. 11, 2009
NEWPORT NEWS, VA - George Washington men's soccer senior forward Andy Stadler was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team for the second consecutive season and freshman forward Seth Rudolph was selected to the All-Rookie Team in voting conducted by the league's head coaches and released Wednesday afternoon.
One of 38 candidates for the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, which honors the nation's top collegiate soccer player, Stadler becomes the fifth player in program history to earn first-team honors multiple times, joining former Colonials standouts Matt Osborne (2000, 2002), Ben Ferry (1996-97), Marcelo Valencia (1991-94) and Mario Lone (1990-91).
Stadler led GW and the A-10 with 13 goals in 13 matches during the regular season, including two of the league's three hat tricks this season, and ranks first in NCAA Division I and A-10 with 1.00 goals per game. He also paces the league with 2.00 points per game and five game-winning goals.
Previously an All-Rookie Team pick in 2006 and All-Conference Second Team selection in 2007, Stadler totaled 27 goals and 57 points to earn All-Conference First Team honors each of the past two seasons. He finished his 60-match career fourth all-time in program history with 35 goals and fifth all-time with 83 points (35g/13a).
Rudolph tied for second on the team with four goals and added an assist for nine points in 17 matches. He netted both goals in GW's 2-0 shutout victory over Xavier Oct. 23 and ranked second on the team with three goals in conference play. Rudolph is the 10th player in program history to be named to the All-Rookie Team.
GW concluded the 2009 season 10-8-0 overall, the 13th time reaching double-digit victories in the program's 45-year history. The Colonials finished 4-5-0 in Atlantic 10 play, three points shy of the sixth and final league playoff berth.