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PDL Alums Dominate ACC Season Awards

11/07/2017, 12:00pm EST

PDL trio of Bakero, Lindley and Politz earn offensive, midfield, and defender honors

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Photo by Wake Forest Athletics

As the collegiate regular season draws to a close, the ACC has handed out its annual player awards with PDL players leading the charge.

Most notable are the trio of Offensive Player of the Year, Midfielder of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, held respectively by Carolina Dynamo forward Jon Bakero at Wake Forest, Wilmington Hammerheads FC midfielder Cameron Lindley at UNC-Chapel Hill, and New York Red Bulls U23 defender Kevin Politz at Wake Forest. As expected, Demon Deacons coach Bobby Muuss also takes home the Coach of the Year award, rounding out a fantastic season for Wake Forest.

PDL alums also pepper the All-ACC first, second, third and freshman team rosters, as seen here:


Diego Campos, Sr., F, Clemson/SIMA Aguilas
Oliver Shannon, Sr., M, Clemson
Tim Kubel, Sr., D, Louisville
Cam Lindley, So., M, North Carolina/Wilmington Hammerheads FC
Alan Winn, Sr., F, North Carolina/Tobacco Road FC
Jon Gallagher, Sr., F, Notre Dame
Jean-Christophe Koffi, Jr., M, Virginia
Marcelo Acuna, Sr., F, Virginia Tech
Ben Lundgaard, Sr., GK, Virginia Tech/New York Red Bulls U23
Jon Bakero, Sr., F, Wake Forest/Carolina Dynamo
Ema Twumasi, So., M, Wake Forest/GPS Portland Phoenix


Brian White, Sr., F, Duke/New York Red Bulls U23
Tate Schmitt, Jr., M, Louisville/FC Tucson
Mohamed Thiaw, Sr., F, Louisville/Portland Timbers U23
Zach Wright, Sr., F, North Carolina/Tobacco Road FC
Manny Perez, Fr., M, NC State
Javi Perez, Jr., M, Pitt
Mo Adams, So., M, Syracuse/Reading United AC
Pablo Aguilar, Sr., F, Virginia/Reading United AC
Jeff Caldwell, Sr., GK, Virginia/Colorado Rapids U23
Edward Opoku, Jr., F, Virginia/AC Connecticut
Kevin Politz, Sr., D, Wake Forest/New York Red Bulls U23


Markus Fjortoft, Gr., D, Duke/New York Red Bulls U23
Carter Manley, Sr., D, Duke
Will Pulisic, Fr., GK, Duke/North Carolina FC U23
Alex Comsia, Jr., D, North Carolina/North Carolina FC U23
Mauricio Pineda, So., M, North Carolina/Chicago FC United
Jeffrey Farina, Sr., F, Notre Dame/Chicago FC United
Pol Planellas, Sr., M, Pitt
Tajon Buchanan, Fr., F, Syracuse
Sergi Nus, Jr., D, Virginia/Fresno Fuego
Luis Argudo, Sr., M, Wake Forest/Carolina Dynamo
Brad Dunwell, Jr., M, Wake Forest/Michigan Bucks


Robbie Robinson, Fr., F, Clemson
Will Pulisic, Fr., GK, Duke/North Carolina FC U23
John Nelson, Fr., D, North Carolina/North Carolina FC U23
David Loera, Fr., M, NC State
Manny Perez, Fr., M, NC State
Alexander Dexter, Fr., F, Pitt
Edward Kizza, Fr., F, Pitt/SIMA Aguilas
Tajon Buchanan, Fr., F, Syracuse
Joe Bell, Fr., M, Virginia
Omir Fernandez, Fr., M, Wake Forest
Brandon Servania, Fr., M, Wake Forest

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