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MSOC: NC State's Martinez Named All-ACC First Team

Posted November 8, 2012

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— NC State's Alex Martinez earned a spot on the All-ACC First Team, announced Thursday by the conference.

"I'm very pleased for Alex," said NC State head coach Kelly Findley. "He possesses a lot of ability, but he earned this honor through his hard work this summer. Every player has room for growth, and I know Alex wants to reach his full potential. He'll be a big part of our program again next year." 



The junior transfer from High Point made an instant impact over his first year with NC State, helping the Pack climb as high as No. 14 in the national rankings during the squad's best start since 1982. Martinez spent the season ranked among the ACC's leaders in goals, assists, and points. He finished the season with 32 points on 11 goals and 10 assists.



The last time an NC State soccer player recorded double-digit goals and assists in a single season came with Henry Gutierrez's 10 goal, 13 assist effort in 1991. 



Martinez represents the Wolfpack's first double-digit goal scorer since Ronnie Bouemboue's 14 goals in 2008, and notches the first double-digit assist total since Bouemboue's 10 in 2009. Martinez's 32 points equal a mark set by Bouemboue in 2008.



The Rock Hill, S.C. native becomes the first player in the Kelly Findley-era to land on the first team. The last Wolfpacker to make the first team was Alan Sanchez in 2009. 



 

All-ACC First Team
Kyle Bekker, Sr., M, Boston College
Charlie Rugg, Sr., F, Boston College
James Belshaw, GK, Sr., Duke
Sebastien Ibeagha, Jr., D, Duke
Patrick Mullins, Jr., F, Maryland
John Stertzer, Sr., M, Maryland
Mikey Lopez, So., M, North Carolina
Boyd Okwuonu, So., D, North Carolina
Alex Martinez, Jr., M, NC State
Will Bates, Sr., F, Virginia
Jared Watts, Jr., M, Wake Forest

All –ACC Second Team
Austin Savage, Sr., F, Clemson
Sean Davis, So., M, Duke
Mikey Ambrose, Fr., D, Maryland
Taylor Kemp, Sr., D, Maryland
Schillo Tshuma, Fr., F, Maryland
London Woodberry, Sr., D, Maryland
Andy Craven, Jr., F, North Carolina
Danny Garcia, Fr., M, North Carolina
Scott Goodwin, Sr. , GK, North Carolina
Sean Okoli, So., F, Wake Forest
Luca Gimenez, Jr., F, Wake Forest

All-ACC Freshman Team

Derrick Boateng, Fr., F, Boston College
Zach Mathers, Fr., D, Duke
Mikey Ambrose, Fr., D, Maryland
Schillo Tshuma, Fr., F, Maryland
Jonathan Campbell, Fr., D, North Carolina
Danny Garcia, Fr., M, North Carolina
Marcus Salandy-Defour, Fr., M, Virginia
Todd Wharton, Fr., M, Virginia
Darius Madison, Fr., F, Virginia
Michael Gamble, Fr., F, Wake Forest
Collin Martin, Fr., M, Wake Forest
Jalen Robinson, Fr., D, Wake Forest
*An extra member was named to the all-freshman team due to a tie in voting.

ACC Offensive Player of the Year - Patrick Mullins, Jr., F, Maryland
ACC Defensive Player of the Year - Sebastien Ibeagha, Jr., D, Duke
ACC Freshman of the Year - Danny Garcia, Fr., M, North Carolina
ACC Coach of the Year - Sasho Cirovski, Maryland
 

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