|Posted November 5, 2008|
Kinsey, Obotette, Stanley earn RMAC accolades
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The 2008 season of the CSU-Pueblo men's soccer team, sporting the second-best win total in school history, has been greeted with a slew of a postseason awards from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, the RMAC announced Wednesday.
Robert Kinsey (RFr., Denver, Colo.), currently second in the RMAC in goals scored, was named the RMAC Freshman of the Year, and was also named a first-team all-RMAC selection, as well. Kinsey became just the second ThunderWolf in school history be named freshman of the year, joining Paul Moss, who received the award in 1997.
Joining Kinsey on the RMAC first-team was Udobong Obotette (Sr., Eugene, Ore.), who has been Kinsey's primary feeder this season, who is tied for third in the RMAC this season in assists with 8.
Joining Kinsey and Obotette with marquee RMAC honors was coach Roy Stanley, was was named co-RMAC Coach of the Year, sharing the honor with Fort Lewis coach Tim Hankinson. It marks the second time in Stanley's 15 years at CSU-Pueblo that he had been named RMAC Coach of the Year. He shared the honor in 1999 after CSU-Pueblo put up a school-best 15 wins.
The other Pack players were also recognized as all-RMAC selections - Trevor Martinet (Sr., Pueblo, Colo.) and defender John Christy (Sr., Layton, Utah) were second-team all-RMAC selections, while midfielder Dylan Cook (Jr., Albuquerque, N.M.) was a third-team selection.
The five all-RMAC selections enjoyed by the ThunderWolves is tied for the most all-RMAC honors collected by the team in school history. The 2000 team boasted five members on the all-RMAC teams, as well. Counting the freshman and coach of the year honors, the seven RMAC postseason accolades marks the most in school history.
The all-RMAC selections is added to an already busy trophy case for 2008 CSU-Pueblo men's soccer. Martinet was named the RMAC Academic Player of the Year, and was also a CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine first team academic all-district selection. Martinet was joined by Obotette and Sam Henritze (Jr., Scottsdale, Ariz.) on the RMAC all-academic team, as well.
To view the RMAC's all-conference release, click here.