University of Louisville senior defender Tim Kubel was named as a 2017 All-ACC First Team selection on Tuesday while junior midfielder Tate Schmitt and senior forward Mohamed Thiaw were tabbed as Second Team selections by the league’s men’s soccer head coaches.

Kubel received his third straight All-ACC First Team accolade while becoming a four-time All-ACC honoree overall. The native of Stuttgart, Germany has six goals and five assists while starting 16 matches on the backline for the Cardinals (11-2-4) this season. Kubel has a trio of game-winning goals this season, including the decider at Clemson on Oct. 27. In his four seasons at Louisville, Kubel has 21 career goals and 24 total assists in 79 matches while earning All-American honors last season.

Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, Schmitt was chosen as an All-ACC standout for the first time after scoring seven goals with three assists and starting all 17 matches for Louisville. A member of the 2015 ACC All-Freshman Team, Schmitt has a pair of game-winning goals this season while also scoring a career-best two goals in the Sept. 22 win over Boston College. During his three collegiate seasons, Schmitt has 19 total goals and nine assists in 58 total appearances, including 52 starts.

Thiaw was named as an All-ACC honoree for the second straight season scoring a team-leading eight goals with one assist in 16 total appearances, including 14 starts. From Lexington, Kentucky, Thiaw has a trio of game-winning goals this season while also registering multiple goals in a game twice, highlighted by his career-best three goals in the Cardinals’ 5-0 win over Florida Atlantic on Oct. 10. An All-ACC First Team selection last season, Thiaw has 20 goals and three assists in 38 appearances and 36 starts during his two collegiate seasons at Louisville.

Wake Forest’s Jon Bakero was selected as the ACC Offensive Player of the Year, North Carolina’s Cam Lindley was chosen Midfielder of the Year, Wake Forest’s Kevin Politz was tabbed as the Defensive Player of the Year, NC State’s Manny Perez was honored as the Freshman of the Year and Wake Forest’s Bobby Muuss was voted as the Coach of the Year for the third straight season.

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Coach of the Year – Bobby Muuss, Wake Forest
Offensive Player of the Year – Jon Bakero, Sr., F, Wake Forest
Midfielder of the Year – Cam Lindley, So., M, North Carolina
Defensive Player of the Year – Kevin Politz, Sr., D, Wake Forest
Freshman of the Year – Manny Perez, Fr., M, NC State

First Team
Diego Campos, Sr., F, Clemson
Oliver Shannon, Sr., M, Clemson
Tim Kubel, Sr., D, Louisville
Cam Lindley, So., M, North Carolina
Alan Winn, Sr., F, North Carolina
Jon Gallagher, Sr., F, Notre Dame
Jean-Christophe Koffi, Jr., M, Virginia
Marcelo Acuna, Sr., F, Virginia Tech
Ben Lundgaard, Sr., GK, Virginia Tech
Jon Bakero, Sr., F, Wake Forest
Ema Twumasi, So., M, Wake Forest

Second Team
Brian White, Sr., F, Duke
Tate Schmitt, Jr., M, Louisville
Mohamed Thiaw, Sr., F, Louisville
Zach Wright, Sr., F, North Carolina
Manny Perez, Fr., M, NC State
Javi Perez, Jr., M, Pitt
Mo Adams, So., M, Syracuse
Pablo Aguilar, Sr., F, Virginia
Jeff Caldwell, Sr., GK, Virginia
Edward Opoku, Jr., F, Virginia
Kevin Politz, Sr., D, Wake Forest

Third Team
Markus Fjortoft, Gr., D, Duke
Carter Manley, Sr., D, Duke
Will Pulisic, Fr., GK, Duke
Alex Comsia, Jr., D, North Carolina
Mauricio Pineda, So., M, North Carolina
Jeffrey Farina, Sr., F, Notre Dame
Pol Planellas, Sr., M, Pitt
Tajon Buchanan, Fr., F, Syracuse
Sergi Nus, Jr., D, Virginia
Luis Argudo, Sr., M, Wake Forest
Brad Dunwell, Jr., M, Wake Forest

All-Freshman Team
Robbie Robinson, Fr., F, Clemson
Will Pulisic, Fr., GK, Duke
John Nelson, Fr., D, North Carolina
David Loera, Fr., M, NC State
Manny Perez, Fr., M, NC State
Alexander Dexter, Fr., F, Pitt
Edward Kizza, Fr., F, Pitt
Tajon Buchanan, Fr., F, Syracuse
Joe Bell, Fr., M, Virginia
Omir Fernandez, Fr., M, Wake Forest
Brandon Servania, Fr., M, Wake Forest

Garett Wall
Assistant Sports Information Director
Baseball | Men’s Soccer | Rowing
University of Louisville Athletics


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