Riverside, Calif.- La Sierra University placed 3 men's soccer players on the 2011 men's SoccerAii All-ConferenceFirstteam at the conclusion of the regular season, as released recently by theAii Conference. SeniorLuis Escamilla, juniorCole King, and seniorShane SheltonreceivedAii- All Conferencehonors after leading the GoldenEaglesto a 11-6-1 overall record this season.
Escamilla, a fourth-year player from Riverside Calif, lead the Golden Eagles in goals, and total points in 2011. Starting in all 18 games this season, He also tallied a team-high three game-winning goals. Luis is one of three Golden Eagles to have been named All-American NCAA D-III (Independent) Before making the switch to NAIA.
Sheltonmade a tremendous impact for the Golden Eagles this season as the third-year player after making the move from CBU, started in 17 games in 2011. Collecting 4 goals and four assists this season, Shelton totaled eight points for the Golden Eagles. A midfielder from Joshua Tree, the former Yucca Valley standout was also named to theAii All Tournament Teamthis season.
Cole King, Junior Team Captain, Started all of 18 games this season, and has been one of the most consistent Golden Eagles and a big reason for the success of the program. Cole King is named to the Aii All Conference team for the first time.
2 other Golden Eagles were named to theAii All-Conference Second Team.
Gabriel Esqueda, Senior Goalkeeper holds the school record For most shutouts, saves, and minutes played in Goal for La Sierra University.
Joel Hernandez, Sophomore Defender from Coachella Valley, Ca. Has Started every single game of his collegiatecareer, and this season recorded his first goal.
Many thanks go to these Young men and to the whole team for making this a memorable season.