THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2001
Hamdy Bonin Named to A-Sun First Team
Nov. 15, 2001
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Dolphin forward Hamdy Bonin (Lower Caldecote, England) earned the highest honors for the Dolphins this season as he was named to the Atlantic Sun's All-Conference first team announced by the conference office on Thursday. Bonin was one of four Dolphins to receive post-season honors for the first time. Sophomore defender and team captain Brett Surrency was named to the A-Sun second team, while freshman midfielders Dia Hunte (Harriman Park, Trinidad Tobago), Carlos Serrano (Orange Park, Fla.) and forward Richard Blackburn (Orange Park, Fla.) were named to the league's All-Freshman Team. JU finished the regular season with a 7-5-1 overall record with a 4-2-1 conference mark as they head into the 2001 A-Sun Championship tournament.
Bonin improved on his freshman year with a stellar sophomore campaign, more than tripling his numbers in goals (11) and points (23), while leading the team and the league in both categories. He also was named A-Sun Player of the Week once this season on his way to all-conference honors.
Surrency receives second-team honors after a solid season in which he captained and anchored the league's second-best defensive squad, while scoring three goals from the defender position.
Hunte garnered all-freshman recognition after a strong freshman season in which he scored three goals to go along with five assists.
Teammates in high school, Serrano and Blackburn teamed up again this season to earn all-freshman honors after scoring a combined seven goals (five and two respectively) for the Dolphin's offense that ranked second in the league in scoring. Serrano ranked in the top-10 in the A-Sun with three assists and 13 points. The Dolphins enter the conference tournament as the No. 3 seed and will face No. 2 Stetson in the first round on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. in Buies Creek, N.C.
A-Sun PLAYER-OF-THE-YEAR: Max Rooke, Mercer A-Sun COACH-OF-THE-YEAR: Sean Murphy, Stetson A-Sun FRESHMAN-OF-THE-YEAR: Tom Sobczak, FAU
2001 MEN'S SOCCER