THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 05, 2009
Men’s soccer places four players on Atlantic Sun all-conference team
Senior defender Eddie Munnelly was one of four JU players to earn A-Sun all-conference honors.
Senior defender Eddie Munnelly was one of four JU players to earn A-Sun all-conference honors.
The JU men’s soccer team placed four starters on the Atlantic Sun all-conference team, it was announced by the league office on Wednesday morning.

Senior midfielder Stefan Runeman and senior defender Eddie Munnelly each received first team all-conference honors, while freshman midfielder Davide Faga and freshman defender Filip Terland were named to the all-freshman squad.

Runeman, who was named preseason all-conference, earns his second consecutive first team accolade and third overall all-conference honor. Munnelly received his second straight all-conference honor after earning second team honors last season.

“We are proud of these guys for their accomplishments,” said JU head coach Mike Johnson. “They each had a great season for us and it’s nice to see them get the recognition for it. Stefan and Eddie were a large part of why we have been successful for the last few seasons. We will sorely miss them, but Davide and Filip, as well as some of the other younger guys; have shown us great potential so I’m excited for the future.”

Runeman finished the year with a career-best six goals and an assist in 17 matches. He had the game-winning scores in wins over No. 26 College of Charleston (Sept. 27) and USC Upstate (Oct. 23), while also finishing 3-for-4 on penalty kick situations.

For his career, Runeman finished with 14 goals and 34 points in 76 matches for the Dolphins. He helped the Dolphins secure A-Sun titles during the 2007 and 2008 seasons. Runeman also had the game-tying goal in JU’s 4-3 overtime win over Louisville in the first round of the NCAA tournament last season.

Munnelly, who played in 72 career matches, closed out his senior season with his first career goal against Campbell in the season finale, while posting assists against St. Joseph’s (Sept. 20) and Alabama A&M (Sept. 25).

Terland was the only Dolphin freshman to start all 17 matches and added a goal in JU’s 4-1 victory against Florida Gulf Coast on Oct. 4. Faga, who started in 12-of-15 matches, also had a goal in the win against the Eagles and recorded an assist in the win against East Tennessee State (Oct. 25).