November 17, 2010

Winspear nets spot on Daktronics NCAA DII All-Southeast Region squad

BANNER ELK, N.C. - King College's Tom Winspear scored a spot on the 2010 Daktronics NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region Men's Soccer second team, as announced by the region chair.

Winspear, a junior forward from Yarm, England, finished the regular season with a team high 14 goals in 17 matches. He also provided four assists, also a team best.

All of his goals and assists came in the final 11 matches of the regular season. Winspear had three multi-goal efforts, two four-goal matches and a two-goal contest. Against nearby Virginia Intermont College, Winspear had four of King's seven goals and added two assists.

He ended the regular season by scoring in three straight matches, including two goals against Union (Ky.) College. Winspear was a perfect 3-for-3 in penalty kicks throughout the season, including one in each of the final two matches.

In all Winspear scored 14 of King's 29 regular season goals with four of the team's 20 assists.

The Tornado ended the program's first season as a NCAA Division II member at 5-11-1. King started the NCCAA Mid-East Region Tournament Monday with an overpowering 19-1 win over Tennessee Temple University to advance to the semifinals on Friday. Winspear booted home five goals in that victory.

The team is sponsored by Daktronics, Inc., an acknowledged world leader in scoring, timing and programmable display systems for virtually every sport at every level of competition.

Lees-McRae College and Clayton State University led the way with five selections each, while Wingate University placed four on the all-Southeast Region teams. Region Player of the Year Lasse Sohrweide was one of five repeat honorees. He was joined by 2009 selections Luke Duffy, Luke Mulholland (Preston, England) of Wingate, Robert Hill (Middlesborough, England) of Carson-Newman College and Matthew Findlay (Liverpool, England) of Carson-Newman.

The Daktronics NCAA Division II all-Southeast Region Teams are voted on by the sports information directors of the Southeast Region. The region is comprised of the Conference Carolinas, the Peach Belt Conference, and the South Atlantic Conference, in addition to independents King and North Greenville University.