Stadler Named NSCAA First Team All-Region for Second Straight Year
Dec. 10, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC - George Washington men's soccer senior forward Andy Stadler was named to the adidas/NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Region First Team for the second consecutive season Thursday, becoming the first player in program history to earn All-Region First Team distinction twice.
Stadler is now eligible for adidas/NSCAA All-America consideration and seeks to join GW Athletics Hall of Fame member Mario Lone, a Second Team All-American in 1989, as the program's second All-America selection. It is Stadler's third appearance on a Mid-Atlantic All-Region Team after being voted Third Team in 2007 and First Team in 2008.
One of 38 preseason candidates for the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, which honors the nation's top collegiate soccer player, Stadler led GW and the Atlantic 10 with 13 goals in 13 matches during the regular season, including two of the league's three hat tricks this season. He also paced the league with 2.00 points per game and five game-winning goals and finished second with 26 points.
Previously an Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team pick in 2006 and All-Conference Second Team selection in 2007, Stadler totaled 27 goals and 57 points to earn A-10 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).
Stadler was one of nine players from the A-10 chosen to the 11-member Mid-Atlantic Region First Team. The A-10 dominated the three tiers of All-Region selections, filling 22 of the 35 positions.
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.