Men’s Soccer Lands Two On Daktronics All-South Region Team

Men’s Soccer Lands Two On Daktronics All-South Region Team
Photo by Joel Auerbach and Jim Hogue.

MEMPHIS, Tenn.--A pair of men’s soccer standouts, Thomas Coombes and Nico Gercke, received Daktronics Second-Team All-South Region selections.

The Buccaneers finished the 2013 season on a strong note with a 4-1-2 record down the stretch while defeating Florida Southern and Lynn on penalty kicks in the Sunshine State Conference tournament on their way to the title.

A big part of the Bucs’ success was the strong play of junior midfielder Nico Gercke and forward Thomas Coombes.

A native of Newcastle, England, Coombes led the Buccaneers with nine goals and 19 points. Gercke provided the Bucs’ midfield a physical presence and served as a strong defender with the ability to finish goals as well.

Gercke delivered a pair of goals including the game-winner in Barry’s 4-3 victory over Saint Leo University in the Sunshine State Conference semifinal match.

Coombes also earned a spot on the SSC All-Conference honorable mention this season, while Gercke earned SSC All-Tournament honors.

The D2SIDA All-Region men’s soccer teams are sponsored by Daktronics, Inc., an acknowledged world leader in scoring, timing and programmable display systems for virtually every sport at every level of competition. The teams are voted on by the members of D2SIDA, NCAA Division II Sports Information Directors Association.

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