Six Seawolves Selected To All-CCAA Men's Soccer Team

SAN RAMON, Calif. -- Senior midfielder Armando Coronel earned California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) All-Conference First Team honors, highlighting Thursday's release of the 2016 CCAA Men's Soccer All-Conference Teams that were announced at the CCAA Tournament Banquet Thursday night in Turlock on the eve of the conference tournament semifinals.

Also earning All-CCAA recognition were senior midfielder Jose Avalos and junior defender Eric Alvarado, both grabbing Second Team nods, while junior goalkeeper Mitch North and senior defenders Ryan Rohane and Dane Shaffer were Honorable Mentions.

Armando Coronel, hailing from Santa Rosa, Calif., earns his first-career All-CCAA award, scoring three goals and assisting on another this season.

Jose Avalos (Redwood City, Calif.) and Eric Alvarado (Escondido, Calif.) both earned All-CCAA honors for the first time in their careers, thanks to their work with fellow teammates Mitch North (Ashland, Ore.), Ryan Rohane (San Diego, Calif.) and Dane Shaffer (Pleasanton, Calif.) on the defense.  The Seawolves rank 13th in the nation in team goals against average with a 0.72.

Sonoma State, the No. 2 seed in the CCAA Tournament, will take on No. 6 seed Cal State L.A. in the first of two men's semifinal matches on Friday, kicking off from Warrior Stadium in Turlock at 11:00 am.  The Seawolves also jumped back into the No. 6 spot in this week's official NCAA Division II West Region Poll and will need to remain in the Top 6 of the regional poll to qualify for the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2010.  The Top 6 -- and the rest of the 2016 NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Championship Tournament field -- will be revealed via a live selection show on Monday at 3:30 pm.

Written By: Tyler Lobe, Sports Information Director

Posted On: Sonoma State University Athletics