Chapman Tabbed First Team All-Sun Belt (2016-11-09 20:24:13)

BOONE, N.C. — After leading the team in several categories and ranking highly in the Sun Belt Conference offensively, senior Stephen Chapman (Greensboro, N.C./Northwest Guilford) was named to the first team for all-conference, the league announced on Wednesday.


Chapman was a constant threat forward this year, ranking eighth in the conference in shots (27), fourth in points (16), third in goals (seven) and tied for fourth in game-winning goals (two). Named the Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Week once this season, the senior led the team in all categories, while also ranking tied for first on the team with two assists. He also finished 5-5 in PKs this year.

His best conference game of the season game against Howard at home when he buried a penalty kick late in the game to put the Mountaineers ahead before lasering in a goal later to seal the win.

This is the second-straight year that the Greensboro-native has received first-team all-Sun Belt honors.

No. 5 Appalachian State men’s soccer will face off against rival Hartwick in Atlanta, Ga. for the first round of the 2016 Sun Belt Championship tournament on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. The game is a rematch of last year’s semifinal match that went down to the wire.

All men’s soccer Sun Belt Championship tournament games will be broadcast on ESPN3 and available on the WatchESPN app.

First Team All-Conference
Stephen Chapman (Appalachian State, Senior, Forward)
Frantzdy Pierrot (Coastal Carolina, Junior, Forward)
Blake Wilson (Georgia Southern, Junior, Forward)
Hannes Burmeister (Georgia State, Sophomore, Midfielder)
Max Hemmings (Georgia State, Sophomore, Midfielder)
Johnny McBeth (Hartwick, Junior, Midfielder)
Einar Einarsson (Coastal Carolina, Senior, Defender)
Emil Laursen (Georgia Southern, Sophomore, Defender)
Kyle Clinton (Georgia State, Freshman, Defender)
Elliott Bentley (Hartwick, Freshman, Defender)
Yannic Horn (Georgia State, Junior, Goalkeeper 

Second Team All-Conference
Martin Melchor (Coastal Carolina, Junior, Forward)
Frank Rosenwald (Georgia State, Freshman, Forward)
Mike Rood (Hartwick, Senior, Forward)
Sander Wang (Georgia Southern, Freshman, Midfielder)
Nick Wells (Georgia Southern, Junior, Midfielder)
Jack Donaldson (Hartwick, Senior, Midfielder)
Hamish Ritchie (Hartwick, Freshman, Midfielder)
Elis Bjornsson (Coastal Carolina, Senior, Defender)
Ryan Reid (Coastal Carolina, Senior, Defender)
Liam Fitzsimmons (Georgia State, Junior, Defender)
Braulio Linares-Ortiz (Coastal Carolina, Junior, Goalkeeper)

Player of the Year
Hannes Burmeister (Georgia State, Sophomore, Midfielder) 

Offensive Player of the Year
Hannes Burmeister (Georgia State, Sophomore, Midfielder)

Defensive Player of the Year
Emil Laursen (Georgia Southern, Sophomore, Defender)

Newcomer of the Year
Nick Hague (Georgia State, Junior, Midfielder)

Co-Freshmen of the Year
Kyle Clinton (Georgia State, Freshman, Defender)
Hamish Ritchie (Hartwick, Freshman, Midfielder)

Coach of the Year
John Murphy, Georgia Southern


Photo Courtesy: Stephen Chapman, App State Athletics