Dec. 13, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) listed Sergi Nus (Barcelona, Spain), Jeff Caldwell (Todd, N.C.) and Jean-Christophe Koffi (Potomac, Md.) on its annual All-State Teams.
Nus was the lone Cavalier representative on the first team while Caldwell and Koffi earned second team honors. Nus earned back-to-back First Team accolades and Caldwell was recognized by VaSID for the third time in his career.
Nus had a breakout year for Virginia, starting all 21 games at center back in 2017. He contributed a career-high six goals on the offensive end and helped the Cavaliers to six shutouts. He also garnered Second Team All-Region and Third Team All-ACC honors this postseason.
Caldwell was one of four soccer players in the commonwealth this year to become a three-time All-State selection. The senior netminder posted a .80 goals against average, the third lowest in the ACC and was ranked in the top-25 nationally. He collected Second Team All-Region and Second Team All-ACC distinctions in his final season.
Koffi, the first Cavalier since 2014 to earn First Team All-ACC honors, was a Second Team All-State selection for the first time in his career. The midfielder totaled three goals and four assists in 18 games played.
2018 VaSID All-State Team
Major Award Winners
Player of the Year: Antonio Bustamante, William & Mary
Rookie of the Year: Brandon Perdue, Old Dominion
Coach of the Year: Chris Norris, William & Mary
VaSID All-State First Team
Forward – Marcelo Acuna, Virginia Tech^
Forward – Rafael Andrade Santos, VCU%
Forward – Sivert Daehlie, Radford^
Forward – Kieran Roberts, Radford
Midfielder – Francesco Amorosino, VCU
Midfielder – Antonio Bustamante, William & Mary ^
Midfielder – Kevin Mendoza, Liberty^
Defender – Fraser Colmer, Radford^
Defender – Alex Dominguez, Liberty
Defender – Sergi Nus, Virginia^
Goalie – Mertcan Akar, Old Dominion
VaSID All-State Second Team
Forward – Ryder Bell, William & Mary%
Forward – Henning Dirks, George Mason
Forward – Tresor Mbuyu, Liberty^
Midfielder – Manuel Ferriol, James Madison
Midfielder – Jean-Christophe Koffi, Virginia
Midfielder – Victor Valls, Radford
Defender – Marcel Berry, William & Mary%
Defender – Max Edwards, Radford
Defender – Elias Tamburini, Virginia Tech
Defender – Remi Frost, William & Mary
Goalie – Jeff Caldwell, Virginia%
^ - Two-Time VaSID Selection
% - Three-Time VaSID Selection
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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