Men’s Soccer Trio Named To All-Region Team

Men’s Soccer Trio Named To All-Region Team

ERIE, Pa. – Three Penn State Behrend men's soccer student-athletes were selected to the 2023 United Soccer Coaches (USC) NCAA Division III Men's All-Region VII team.

Senior defender Justin LeDonne (Murrysville, PA/Franklin Regional) earned a spot on the All-Region Second Team.

LeDonne was named Co-Defensive Player of the Year and was an All-AMCC First Team selection this season. He started all 21 games, helping the team record 12 shutouts, six of which were in conference play.

On the backline, LeDonne allowed only three goals on 35 shots in AMCC action, while also delivering three scores and an assist, including one game winner.

Notching All-Region Third Team honors was senior goalkeeper Sam York (Akron, OH/Revere). In 18 starts this year, he recorded a 10-5-3 record which ranked second in the conference and finished with five conference wins and only one loss.

York made 46 saves, finishing atop the AMCC rankings with eight shutouts and third in the goals-against average (0.92). Also, in conference play he ranked first with a 0.33 goals-against average and third in save percentage (.750).

For his efforts in net, York was selected to the All-AMCC First Team.

Junior forward Blake Cooper (Murrysville, PA/Franklin Regional) also tabbed Third Team All-Region honors, leading the team and finishing third in the conference with 32 points. He was also the team leader in goals (12) and ranked third in the AMCC in assists (eight). In conference play, Cooper tallied six scores and six assists for 18 points, including two game winners.

Cooper joined LeDonne and York on the All-AMCC First Team this season.