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2017 All-PDL Playoffs Team - Fans' Choice Revealed

08/14/2017, 10:45am EDT
By AARON CRANFORD - aaron.cranford@uslsoccer.com

PDL Championship MVP Williams among players voted in

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PDL / Director Todd Eason (left), Championship MVP Ryan Williams, Assistant Director Mike Panter

Ryan Williams, who was named 2017 Premier Development League Championship Most Valuable Player, headlines the 11 players voted into the 2017 All-PDL Playoffs Team - Fans' Choice.

Across the four polls to select the 2017 All-PDL Playoffs Team - Fans' Choice, a total of 6,182 votes were cast. Five different clubs have a player featured in the fans' All-PDL Playoffs Team, while five standouts from the 2017 PDL Championship winners Charlotte Eagles were voted in.

2017 All-PDL Playoffs Team - Fans' Choice:

GK – James Pyle, Charlotte Eagles: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill netminder recorded 18 saves and a 0.92 goals-against average in the PDL Playoffs, but he turned heads denying multiple kicks from the penalty spot en route to the PDL Championship.
D – Rhuan Alvarenga, FC Golden State Force: Alvarenga recorded four assists in two appearances to help the Force's run to the PDL Championship Semifinals. He was also a part of the back line that shut out the Fresno Fuego in the Western Conference Championship.
D – Douglas Oliveira, Charlotte Eagles: The John Brown University product was an integral part of the Eagles' run to the PDL Championship title, playing 390 minutes of the club's four matches.
D – Mitchell Osmond, Thunder Bay Chill: The 2017 PDL Defender of the Year helped the Chill record three shutouts en route to the PDL Championship. The 23-year-old, who will play for NAIA powerhouse University of Rio Grande this fall, also scored one goal and provided one assist in the PDL Playoffs.
D – Jordan Skelton, Mississippi Brilla FC: The Lander University standout, who was a first-team All-Peach Belt Conference selection in 2016, helped Brilla FC record one shutout in en route to Southern Conference title. He also scored the team's only goal in the PDL Championship Semifinals against the Eagles.
M – Carlos Garces, Mississippi Brilla FC: The University of Northwestern Ohio product scored one goal and provided two assists in three games during the PDL Playoffs, helping the club claim the Southern Conference title.
M – Ryan Williams, Charlotte Eagles: The John Brown University standout, who was also named the PDL Championship MVP, scored three goals and recorded one assist to help the Eagles win the 2017 PDL title.
M – Abraham Villon, Thunder Bay Chill: Villon shined in the middle of the park for the Chill during the PDL Playoffs, scoring two goals and recording one assist to help he club win the Central Conference title and reach the PDL Championship.
F – Joao Costa, Charlotte Eagles: The Truett McConnell University talent showed off his goal-scoring abilities during the PDL Playoffs, netting five goals to help the Eagles win the 2017 PDL Championship. Costa also recorded one assist during the run to the final.
F – Kelvin Omondi, Charlotte Eagles: The John Brown University forward scored one goal, the opener in the PDL Championship Semifinals against Brilla FC, and recorded one assist to help the Eagles win the Eastern Conference Championship and PDL Championship.
F – Donnett Sackie, Seacoast United Phantoms: The Utah Valley University talent scored two goals in two games for the Phantoms during the 2017 PDL Playoffs.


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