Four Barton Men’s Soccer players selected to All-Region Team

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Four players from the Barton Community College men’s soccer team were recently selected to the 2014 All-Region VI team released late last week.   Landing in the top eleven of the twenty-two member team were two freshmen, forward Jiro Barriga Toyama and midfielder Renan Sousa, while midfielder Christopher Hogg and defenseman Dominic Swindler landed on the second team.  

Toyama, who also garnered first team All-Conference honors, scored three goals including a game winner as the freshman from Chiba, Japan, also had four assists.

Landing on the All-Conference second team, Sousa vaulted onto the top eleven as region voting is based on player performance regardless of position. The freshman from Sao Paulo, Brazil, led the Cougars with seventeen points and shared team high goal honors with Hogg at seven each while ranking tied for second in assists with three.

One of the few returning players for first year Head Coach Aaron Avila, Hogg teamed with Sousa in solidifying the Cougar midfield.  Tying Sousa for the team lead with seven goals, the sophomore from Bonnyrigg, Scotland, finished second on the squad with fourteen points.

Joining Toyama on the All-Conference team, Swindler landed on the second tier region selections.  The sophomore defenseman from Derby, Kansas, had two goals during the season including a game winner to his credit.

For the second straight season the Barton men’s soccer season came to an end in the Region VI Semifinals as the Cougars finished the 2014 season at 7-6-3 after dropping a hard fought 1-0 contest Sunday at Coffeyville Community College.

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