December 19, 2012
Hofstra's Foster, Memic are honored
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Hofstra defender Shaun Foster and sophomore forward Maid Memic were named to the NCAA Division I Men's All-South Atlantic Region Team, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced.
Foster was named to the first team while Memic earned third-team honors. Foster was named an All-South Atlantic Region pick for the third consecutive season (2010-12), becoming the first Hofstra player to accomplish the feat. Before the 2012 team was announced, he was one of just two Hofstra players to even be a two-time winner, joining Richard Martinez (2008-09). The selection was the first for Memic.
Foster's selection addED another accolade to his collection. Earlier this month, he became the third NSCAA All-America selection in Hofstra history when he was selected to the third team, joining Michael Todd and Ed Gaffney.
Foster was one of 11 defenders nationally who were named to the NSCAA Division I All-America teams. The Southport, England native was a finalist for the MAC Hermann Award and joined New Mexico's Kyle Venter, Maryland's London Woodberry and Sacred Heart's Marcello Castro as defenders on the third team.
He was also was named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I All-Star team after leading Hofstra to an 11-6-4 record and a spot in the Colonial Athletic Association championship game.
In November, Foster was named one of just 34 finalists for the Soccer News Net College Boot award, recognizing the men's college player of the year.
A junior who has exhausted his NCAA eligibility, Foster was the CAA's co-defensive player of the year recipient, making him the league's first three-time winner of the defensive award. He was also named to the league's all first-team in 2012. Foster was a key part of a Hofstra defensive unit that allowed only 21 goals in 19 contests and posted seven shutouts, including four in CAA play. Offensively, Foster contributed two goals (both game-winners) and an assist.
Memic led Hofstra in goals with nine and points with 22, racking up four assists and four game-winning goals. The Kozarac, Bosnia native garnered second team All-CAA honors and finished in the league's top-10 in goals, points, points per game, shots and shots-per-game.