CSU places three on NSCAA Men's Soccer Division II

From Staff Reports

The Clayton State Laker men's soccer team placed three players on this season's NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) Division II All-Southeast Region team, which was released on Tuesday.

Honored as first team All-Region for the Lakers was midfielder Kyle Timm, while goalkeeper David Cristofoli and defender Liam Brown were both selected second team All-Region. With his first team All-Region honor, Timm is now eligible for NSCAA Division II All-American honors as well.

Timm, a senior from Johannesburg, South Africa, was honored as both All-Peach Belt Conference and PBC Co-Player of the Year. He joined previous Clayton State players Tonny Madegwa (2007) and Marco Capazario as PBC Player of the Year winners for the Lakers.

Directing the Laker attack at center midfield, Timm led the PBC in assists with 10, and has been the Lakers' captain and offensive playmaker all season. He tied the Clayton State single-game record for assists against UNC Pembroke in the PBC Tournament quarterfinals. In addtion, he is currently ranked ninth in the nation in assists.

Cristofoli, a senior from Johannesburg, South Africa, led the PBC in shutouts with 10 and finished second in goals-against average at 0.92. After allowing 13 goals in the Lakers' first eight games of the season, Cristofoli allowed only four in Clayton State's last 10 games in which the Lakers went 7-2-1.

Brown, a senior from Glasgow, Scotland, became the anchor of a stellar Laker defense at right back. He's paced a Clayton State defensive unit that has allowed only 17 goals on the season (the fewest in the PBC) and led the PBC in shutouts with 10. In addition, Brown also tallied three assists this year.