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Three Flames Named to All-State Team

January 31, 2011  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty Flames Uriah Bentick, Darren Amoo and Phillip Aseweh were named to the VaSID All-State team.

Liberty Flames Uriah Bentick, Darren Amoo and Phillip Aseweh were named to the VaSID All-State team.

The Liberty Flames men's soccer team have placed three players on the VaSID All-State first team. Liberty forward Darren Amoo, midfielder Phillip Aseweh and defender Uriah Bentick were selected to the VaSID All-State first team in voting conducted by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID). The all-state team honors the best Division I men's soccer players in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Amoo, a redshirt sophomore, was named first team All-Big South for the second year in a row, after leading the Big South Conference in goals for the second-straight year with 12. The forward also tied for the conference lead with 27 points (12 goals and three assists). The Accra, Ghana native finished the year ranked sixth in the nation by averaging 0.75 points per game and 11th in the country by averaging 1.69 points per game.

Aseweh finished second on the Flames in scoring with 15 points and was also selected to the All-Big South first team. The junior has scored four goals, while recording seven assists on the year. The midfielder tied for second in the Big South with his career high assists total. He is one of five Liberty players to start every game this year.

In addition, Aseweh was selected to the 2010 Big South men's soccer all-academic team. The Navrongo, Ghana native was named this season to the CoSIDA District III all-academic team for his work in the classroom as well as on the field.

Bentick, a sophomore, earned All-Big South first team selection in his first season as a full-time starter at defender for the Flames. The Port of Spain, Trinidad native recorded seven points during the year, scoring three goals and assisting on another.

The trio was instrumental to the Flames posting their fourth consecutive season with 10 or more victories. Liberty posted a 10-7-1 record in 2010.

2010 VaSID Men's Soccer University Division Awards

Player of the Year – C.J. Sapong, James Madison
Rookie of the Year – Brian Span, Virginia
Coach of the Year – Chris Norris, William and Mary

VaSID First-Team All-State
F – Darren Amoo, Liberty
F – Iyiola Awosika, Radford
F – Alan Koger, William and Mary
F – C.J. Sapong, James Madison
MF – Phillip Aseweh, Liberty
MF – Nathaniel Baako, William and Mary
MF – Chris Harmon, Old Dominion
D – Uriah Bentick, Liberty
D – Derek Buckley, William and Mary
D – James Leith, Radford
GK – Evan Newton, Old Dominion

VaSID Second-Team All-State
F – Will Bates, Virginia
F – Brian Ownby, Virginia
F – Brian Span, Virginia
MF – Harvey Headley, Longwood
MF – Jordan Le Blanc, Old Dominion
MF – Paul Wyatt, James Madison
D – Michael DiNuzzo, William and Mary
D – Shane Johnson, Longwood
D – Patrick McDaniel, Longwood
GK – Andrew McAdams, William and Mary
GK – Diego Restrepo, Virginia