OVERLAND PARK, KAN.- Senior forward Ari Statler was one of five Banana Slugs named to the 2018 AD3I Men's Soccer First Team in a vote of the Association's coaches.
The Kansas native was a one-time Player of the Week and led UCSC in goals this season with six goals. Joining Statler on the first team are forward Jacob Myers Norys (four goals and five assists), midfielder Lukas Holocher (three goals and five assists) and defenders Landen Gozashti and Mathias Cien-Mayer, who were key in UCSC holding opponents to under 2 goals/game.
Seven Banana Slugs made the Second Team. They were goalkeeper Gerald Delorie, defenders Amr Makhamreh and Aidan Durgerian, midfielders Ronaldo Nava and James Allison, and forwards Dominique Royall and Kailas Dhond.