After trip to final four, SFU athletes receive honours
The Simon Fraser University Clan may not have gone far in the NCAA’s final four men’s soccer tournament but several Tri-City athletes received individual recognition.
Port Moody’s Matt Besuschko was named to the first team all star squad while Coquitlam teammate Carlo Basso received honourable mention.
SFU lost in the opening game of the final four tournament to the Saginaw Valley Cardinals after going 15 games without a loss. The Cards went on to lose in the final game to Lynn University.
Besuschko’s individual honour came after a season that saw him lead the Clan’s defence, holding the opposition to only 17 goals, the lowest total in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. The former B.C. Provincial Team member also managed to kick in two goals of his own.
Basso, meanwhile, led the conference in regular season scoring with 35 points, scoring 14 goals and seven assists this season. That brings his all time total to 86 points, ranking him fourth in GNAC scoring history, a total he will surely add to with one year of eligibility remaining.
“For Carlo to be a repeat selection is a sign of the elite level that he competes at,” said head coach Alan Koch. “I am excited to see how far we can take him in his senior year in 2013.”