Turner Named Soccer All-State Rookie Of The Year, Three Tigers Named All-State
Published 7:52 am Wednesday, December 24, 2014
BRIDGEWATER — Freshman forward Ryan Turner (Raleigh, NC/Sanderson) was named the Virginia State Rookie of the Year on Friday while Davis Carter (Charlotte, NC/Myers Park), Liam Hogan (Haymarket/Battlefield), and Cameron McFarlane (Norwich, CT/South Kent) were named All-State.
Turner is Hampden-Sydney's first State Rookie of the Year since John Robert Plyler won the award following the 2007 season. Turner was also named ODAC Rookie of the Year along with Second-Team All-ODAC. He led all freshmen in the ODAC in points (18) and goals (7). Turner's 18 points were good for fourth overall in the ODAC while his seven goals are tied for third. In ODAC-only games, he checked in second in points (15) and goals (6). Carter was the Tigers' lone representative on the first-team, he was also named First-Team All-ODAC in November. A center back, Carter served as the foundation of the defense and often marked each opponent's top offensive threat. He helped forge a defensive unit that recorded seven shutouts and allowed one or fewer goals in 13 of 18 matches. The 17 goals allowed is the fourth fewest in team single-season history.
Hogan and McFarlane were named Second-Team All-State. Hogan had a breakout sophomore campaign as a starter after primarily coming off the bench as a freshman, earning second-team All-ODAC. He contributed 16 points, six goals, and four assists for the year. He was especially impressive to start off the season scoring a goal apiece in four of the first five games and he also had a big day against Bridgewater, posting a season-best four points on a goal and two assists. McFarlane was a repeat selection on the ODAC third team and continued to show why he is one of the top goalkeepers in the league. He was fourth in the ODAC in goals against average (0.90), fifth in save percentage (77.6 percent), and second in shutouts (7). He recorded a season-high 11 saves in a 2-2 tie with Virginia Wesleyan on the final day of the regular season to clinch the #4 seed for H-SC. He also made nine saves in a 0-0 tie with Randolph.