UU’s Dunne named first team All-American


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Urbana University senior Lewis Dunne (Ellesmere Port, England) has been named a First Team All-American, announced Thursday by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). He is one of three midfielders listed on the NCAA Division II Men’s All-America team and the first Blue Knight to earn the prestigious distinction for men’s soccer.

Dunne served as co-captain for the Blue Knights and helped lead UU to national prominence over the past two seasons. A two-time all-region and all-conference performer, Dunne led UU in points this season with 22 which included eight goals and six assists.

His biggest highlight this season occurred in UU’s 2-0 win over Mercyhurst in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Dunne scored both goals in that contest to guide UU into the Atlantic Region Final for the second straight year.

This year’s 2016 NSCAA NCAA Division II All-America Teams feature a total of 70 players, who will be formally acknowledged for their accomplishments at the NSCAA All-America Luncheon on Jan. 14, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in conjunction with the 2017 NSCAA Convention.

King, Southall to play

Urbana University senior Cody King has accepted his invitation to the 7th Annual National Bowl, an all-star football game that showcases top talent from the NCAA Division II and III levels. This year’s game will be played on Sunday, Dec. 4, inside Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium with kickoff scheduled for 9:30 a.m.

King, a native of Huber Heights, Ohio, recently completed his Blue Knight career as a long snapper. He hopes to capture the attention of scouts representing 10-12 teams from the National Football League, Canadian Football League, and Arena Football League. King will be competing on the “National” team and is one of seven total players representing the Mountain East Conference.

UU senior tight end Larry Southall will compete in the prestigious FCS Bowl this weekend in Daytona Beach, Florida. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. inside Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 4, following the National Bowl. The FCS Bowl showcases top talent from FCS, NCAA Division II, and Division III schools.

Southall, a 6-foot-2, 245-pound native of South Lebanon, Ohio, completed a solid campaign in his final year on the field for UU this fall. He registered career highs in receptions (30) and receiving yards (297), while hauling a career-best five catches in three different games. Southall wrapped up his collegiate playing career with three receiving touchdowns, including one this season against West Liberty.

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