Phillip Aseweh and Uriah Bentick have been named to the 2011 NSCAA South Atlantic Region team
Liberty midfielder Phillip Aseweh and defender Uriah Bentick have been named to the 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division I South Atlantic Region team.
Aseweh was selected to the team for the first time, while Bentick was named to the team for the second consecutive year. Both played key roles for 2011 Big South Champion Liberty, which finished the year with an 11-6-3 record.
Named to the squad's second team, Aseweh was selected to the Big South all-conference first team for the second consecutive year in 2011. The midfielder started all 20 games for the Flames this season, compiling a team-leading 22 points on seven goals and eight assists. He finished the year tied for the lead in assists and fourth in points in the Big South. In addition, the senior ranked 18th in the nation in assists.
During the season, Aseweh was named the Disney Soccer/NSCAA National Player of the Week and Big South Attacking Player of the Week for Sept. 21. He also earned selection to the SoccerAmerica Team of the Week for the same week. During the prior seven days, the midfielder scored three goals and recorded an assist, as Liberty defeated No. 10 Virginia, 2-0, and Howard, 4-0.
In addition, the Navrongo, Ghana native became the second Liberty men's soccer player in program history to be named to the prestigious Capital One Men's Soccer Academic All-America University Division national team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
After being selected to the all-region second team in 2010, Bentick was selected to the third team this year. The defender received his second consecutive Big South All-Conference first team selection in 2011. The junior had his best offensive year as a Flame, compiling 12 points with four goals and four assists in 19 games this past season. The point total is a career-high for the defender. He posted a point in three consecutive games on two different occasions during the season. Bentick, a native of Port of Spain, Trinidad, was named Big South Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 21. He was a member of Liberty's defensive unit which allowed 0.95 goals per game and recorded a Big South-leading nine shutouts.
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