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TAMPA, Fla. – The Charlotte Eagles boast the most inclusions in the 2016 PDL All-Eastern Conference Team, as four players represent the South Atlantic Division regular-season winner.
The PDL’s leading goalscorer, Ocean City Nor’easters forward Chevaughn Walsh, joins Moar as one of the three forwards named to the All-Eastern Conference Team, while Carolina Dynamo goalkeeper Ryan Cretens was voted the East’s best in goal during the 2016 regular season.
All-Conference honors are based solely off regular-season performance, and players were voted on by teams within their respective conference.
PDL All-Eastern Conference Team
GK – Ryan Cretens, Carolina Dynamo: UNC Wilmington’s Cretens played nine games for the Dynamo during the 2016 season, helping the club earn five shutouts. The 20-year-old made 32 saves and recorded a 0.35 goals against average.
D – Cameron Botes, Charlotte Eagles: Lipscomb University’s Botes played all 14 games for the Eagles in 2016, helping the club secure 10 shutouts en route to winning the South Atlantic Division regular-season title.
D – Juan Sanchez, Charlotte Eagles: Pfeiffer University’s Sanchez played 13 games for the Eagles during the regular season, scoring two goals. The 20-year-old defender helped the Eagles record 10 shutouts and finish atop the South Atlantic Division.
D – Marquez Fernandez, Baltimore Bohemians: Fernandez played all 14 games for the Bohemians, scoring one goal. The 23-year-old defender was instrumental for the Bohemians' back line, leading the club to six shutouts in the regular season.
D – Peyton Ericson, South Georgia Tormenta FC: The University of South Carolina’s Ericson appeared in all 14 regular-season games for Tormenta FC. The 20-year-old proved to be one of the leaders on the back line, helping the club earn five shutouts in Tormenta FC’s inaugural season.
M – Arun Basuljevic, New York Red Bulls U23: Georgetown University’s Basuljevic, ranked 13th in the fifth edition of the 2016 PDL Top Prospects list, played all 14 games for the Red Bulls U23 in 2016. The midfielder scored a team-high eight goals and provided a team-high five assists.
M – Marco Micaletto, Charlotte Eagles: Young Harris College’s Micaletto was key for the Eagles’ attack in 2016, providing four assists in 13 games played. The 20-year-old midfielder also scored five goals to see the Eagles win the South Atlantic Division regular-season title.
M – Paul Marie, Reading United AC: Florida International University’s Marie scored a team-high seven goals in 10 games for Reading United. The midfielder also assisted one goal to lead the club to a Mid Atlantic Division regular-season title.
F – Santiago Moar, Charlotte Eagles: Moar, ranked 36th in the latest PDL Top Prospects list, led the Eagles in goals scored with eight. The 22-year-old forward also assisted four goals during the 2016 regular season, helping the Eagles win the South Atlantic Division regular-season title.
F – Chevaughn Walsh, Ocean City Nor’easters: Walsh, ranked second in the recent PDL Top Prospects list, led the PDL in goals scored with 14. The 21-year-old forward also assisted three goals, leading the Nor’easters to a 2016 PDL Playoffs berth.
F – Nathan Regis, Ocean City Nor’easters: Regis led the Eastern Conference in assists with eight during the regular season. The forward also scored six goals, helping the Nor’easters finish second in the Mid Atlantic Division.
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