The four-time Capital Athletic Conference champion York College men's soccer team recently received more postseason accolades.
Four Spartan players have been selected to the 2012 NCAA Division III Men's All-South Atlantic Region teams, as announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of American recently.
York had more selections than any other school in the region.
Junior defender Aaron Beale and senior forward Antonio Bua earned first-team honors, while senior midfielder Justin Facer garnered second-team honors. Senior goalkeeper Jesse Derksen, a Susquehannock High School graduate, was selected to the third team. All four players were also either first- or second-team All-Capital Athletic Conference selections.
Derksen was outstanding in goal this season. His .559 goals-against average was 16th best in the nation and his save percentage of .845 was good for 29th in Division III play. It is Derksen's second All-South Atlantic Region selection. He ends his York career with 154 saves in four seasons and a final save percentage of .837.
Facer, a first-team All-CAC selection, grabs his first All-Region team selection in his senior year. Facer contributed two goals and two assists this year for the Spartans. Facer started every game for the Spartans. He ended his Spartan career with 11 goals and five assists.
Beale, debuting on the All-Region team, also started every game this year. The leader in the Spartans' defensive ranks, he led the team to 12 shutouts -- exactly half of their games. The 12 shutouts were 28th in the nation.
Bua earned his second All-South Atlantic Region team selection. He led the Spartan offense with 10 goals this season, including two game-winning goals. Bua ends his career with 28 goals and 11 assists.
The Spartan men finished the season with an 18-2-4 record and reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III Tournament before losing in penalty kicks to eventual national champion Messiah College.
York closed out the season ranked eighth in the nation in the D3soccer.com poll and 12th in the NSCAA Division III poll.