FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—Barry University soccer standout Mark Anderson has been invited to partake in the 2012 North American Soccer League Combine. Anderson becomes the second Buccaneer in as many years to earn an invite. Last February, former Buccaneer Sascha Koettig was also invited to participate in the combine.
This past fall Anderson amassed numerous accolades both on and off the pitch. Anderson finished the season as the NCAA DII leader in goals with 21 and also finished second with 46 points. His 21 goals were most in school history as he finished an illustrious four year career ranking in the top 10 at Barry in 16 different categories. He finishes as the school’s all-time leader in six categories including points per game (2.03).
After being named Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year, and South Region Player of the year, Anderson also became the first Buccaneer in the men’s soccer program to earn the honor of National Player of the Year. Anderson’s the first statistical national champion in program history with multiple awards. He was the national leader in assists as a freshman and the national leader in goals during the regular season as a senior.
Off the field, Anderson continued to shine being named 2011 Capital One Academic All-America® NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Anderson became the first Buccaneer to receive both National Player of the Year, as well as Academic All-American of the year awards.
Anderson is only one of a few Division II players invited for this year’s combine. The combine is scheduled for Feb.10-12 at Lockhart Stadium training complex in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.