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PDL All-Conference Teams Announced
Top 2011 performers honored

USL News Release

Monday, August 1, 2011

TAMPA, Fla. – With the 2011 USL PDL Championship Presented by Umbro looming this weekend, United Soccer Leagues has announced its 2010 PDL All-Conference Teams. The teams were selected through a vote of team management.

Each of the four PDL Finalists is well represented on the All-Conference teams. The Western Conference champion Kitsap Pumas, the host for this weekend’s PDL Championship Presented by Umbro at Bremerton Memorial Stadium, had a trio of players chosen for the Western Conference Team, including goalkeeper Bryan Meredith, defender Daniel Scott and midfielder Nikolas Besagno.

Kitsap is one of five clubs, along with Reading United AC, the Michigan Bucks, the Mississippi Brilla and the Central Florida Kraze, to have three players selected.

The Eastern Conference champion Long Island Rough Riders, who finished 12-1-3 to capture the Mid Atlantic Division, are represented by forward Dominick Sarle, who tallied 10 goals and five assists in 16 games. In the Central Conference the Thunder Bay Chill are headed back to the final four for the second consecutive year, led by All-Central Conference selections Wilson Rodrigues-Neto on defense and Brandon Swartzendruber at forward.

Rounding out the final four is the Southern Conference champion Laredo Heat, who knocked off the Mississippi Brilla on penalties to reach the final four, and are represented on the All-Southern Conference Team by defender Carlos Ordaz and forward Esteban Bayona.

The 2011 All-League Team will be announced on Tuesday, August 2. The finalists for Coach of the Year, Defender of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player will be announced on Wednesday, August 3, with the awards presented at the PDL Championship banquet on Thursday. Goalkeeper of the Year will also be presented at the banquet.

2011 PDL All-Conference Teams

Eastern Conference
GK – Brian Holt, Reading United AC
D – Kyle Manscuk, Ottawa Fury
D – Brian Fekete, MPS Portland Phoenix
D – Shawn Foster, Jersey Express
D – Matthew Baker, Reading United AC
MF – Jason Massie, MPS Portland Phoenix
MF – Keishen Bean, Bermuda Hogges
MF – Stephen Okai, Reading United AC
F – Jake Keegan, Westchester Flames
F – Dominick Sarle, Long Island Rough Riders
F – Hakan Ilhan, Carolina Dynamo

Central Conference
GK – Mitch Hildebrandt, Michigan Bucks
D – Kevin Cope, Chicago Fire
D – Stewart Givens, Michigan Bucks
D – Jonathan Raj, Chicago Fire
D – Wilson Rodrigues Neto, Thunder Bay Chill
MF – John Sosa, Des Moines Menace
MF – Albert Edward, River City Rovers
MF – Thomas Catalano, Michigan Bucks
F – Adam Mena, Indiana Invaders
F – Branden Stelmak, Cincinnati Kings
F – Brandon Swartzendruber, Thunder Bay Chill

Western Conference
GK – Bryan Meredith, Kitsap Pumas
D – Dillon Barna, Ventura County Fusion
D – Fernando DeAlba, LA Blues 23
D – Ryan Kawulok, Portland Timbers U23s
D – Daniel Scott, Kitsap Pumas
MF – Daniel Barrera, Ventura County Fusion
MF - Nikolas Besagno, Kitsap Pumas
MF – Jose Cuevas, Fresno Fuego
F – Milton Blanco, Fresno Fuego
F – Chandler Hoffman, Orange County Blue Star
F – Brent Richards, Portland Timbers U23s

Southern Conference
GK – Keneil Baker, Central Florida Kraze
D – Hugo Samano Contreras, Chivas El Paso Patriots
D – Carlos Ordaz, Laredo Heat
D – Guilherme Reis, Mississippi Brilla
D – Daniel Sackman, Central Florida Kraze
MF – Michael Azira, Mississippi Brilla
MF – Enrique Cervantes, Chivas El Paso Patriots
MF – Jonathan Mendoza, Central Florida Kraze
F – Moses Aduny, Mississippi Brilla
F – Esteban Bayona, Laredo Heat
F – Achille Campion, Baton Rouge Capitals

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