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Soccer Players Named All-Region, All-Conference & Player of the Year

Joan Logan

Several student-athletes, the majority of whom are freshman, on Burlington County College’s (BCC) women’s and men’s soccer teams were named to the All-Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) Division I Teams and All-Region XIX Division I Teams, in addition to being recognized as top players in the Region and the Division I Women’s Soccer Player of the Year, earned by Lady Baron Joan Logan, of Jobstown.

Excelling in her first year as a Lady Baron, Logan, a freshmen and forward, is setting new records at the college—most number of goals in a season, which she exceed by two for a record of 22, and most goals scored in a game, five. In addition to being the Player of the Year and the top player in the region, she was also named to First Team All-GSAC and First Team All-Region.

With an 11-4 record, the women earned top seed in the Region XIX tournament, which begins at BCC on Tuesday, Oct. Oct. 28. They ended their regular season with a perfect record against their conference.

Other Lady Barons named to First Team All-GSAC include Allison Paonessa, a freshmen midfielder from West Berlin, and Ainhoa Clemente, a freshmen defender from Spain. Second Team All-GSAC includes Allie Rabinowicz, a freshman midfielder from Marlton, and Amber Mears, a defender from Browns Mills. Paonessa and Mears were also named First Team All-Region, and Rabinowicz and Clemente earned a spot on the Second Team All-Region.

The men’s team (8-4) finished their regular season in a three-way tie atop the division and will enter the regional tournament, to begin Saturday, Oct. 25, as the third seed.

Two of the top five men’s soccer players in the region are Barons: Orlando Neto, a freshman forward from Fairview, and Charlie McAskill, a freshman defender from England, are ranked second and third, respectively.

Neto and McAskill and their teammate Andrew Morris, a sophomore goalkeeper/forward from Bordentown, were named First Team All-Region. Earning a spot in the Second Team All-Region are Shaiekh Bangura, Jr., a freshman forward from Hamilton, Nick Cristea, a freshman defender from Medford, and Komlan Kouhiko, a freshman defender from Silver Spring, Maryland. Neto, Bangura, and Kouhiko are also included in this year’s Men’s Soccer All-GSAC Team Division I.

Men will travel to Mercer to face the Mercer County Community College Vikings on Oct.25 at noon. Women will host the winner of No. 5 seed County College of Morris and No. 4 seed Harcum College at home on Oct. 28 at 2:30 p.m. 

Pictured above: BCC Lady Baron Joan Logan.