August 24, 2010

Tanaskovic and Chedgy Named Preseason All-PBC

AUGUSTA, GA – The Peach Belt Conference has announced the men’s soccer preseason All-Conference team as voted on by the league’s head coaches and North Georgia placed a pair on the squad.

12 members were named to the 2010 team due to a tie for the final spot at midfielder. Eight of the nine conference teams had members named to the squad, with two each from Flagler, Lander, Montevallo and North Georgia. while  Clayton State, USC Aiken, UNC Pembroke and Francis Marion also had players honored.

Rade Tanaskovic and Ben Chedgy earn Preseason All-Conference honors for the second consecutive year, cementing themselves as the top defensive players in the league for a team that finished fourth in the conference in 2009 in fewest goals allowed.

Goalkeeper Rade Tanaskovic was ranked fourth in the PBC with a 1.24 GAA last year and was second in save percentage and fourth in overall saves for the Saints.  He also had three shutouts.  Senior center back Ben Chedgy pounded in one goal from the back in 2009 but made his mark as the leader of the Saint defense as the duo continue to earn the respect from around the conference.


2010 Peach Belt Conference
Men’s Soccer Preseason All-Conference team

Forwards
Aaron Brittain, Lander
Nate Foster, Montevallo
Leighton Fredericks, Clayton State

Midfielders
Johan Bergfeld, Flagler
Craig Hughes, Lander
Milan Pualic, Montevallo
Joseph Toby, Flagler
Troy Watson, USC Aiken
 
Defenders
Ben Chedgy, North Georgia
Mike Davis, UNC Pembroke
Ivan Juric, Francis Marion

Goalkeeper
Rade Tanaskovic, North Georgia