YORK, PA – The York College men's soccer team received good news on Monday as three Spartans earned NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region honors as announced by the organization on Monday.
Senior Aaron Beale (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) earned first-team accolades as he is now a two-time all-regional honoree. Seniors Jake Hower (Lake Forest, Calif./El Toro) and Tobi Iguade (Bowie, Md./DeMatha Catholic) both were named to the second team. All three Spartans were first team All-Capital Athletic Conference selections after the Green and White's fifth straight CAC championship.
Beale played in and started in 22 of the Spartans' 23 games as he led a defense that allowed just 14 goals in 23 games for the year. The Spartan defense recorded 14 shutouts and boasted a goals against average of 0.60. Beale was also dangerous on set pieces as he notched eight points on two goals and four assists. One of Beale's two goals was a game-winner for York.
Beale finished his career with 18 points on five goals and eight assists in 85 career games. He spent his entire career as a central defender for York and the Spartans' goals against average over the last four years is 0.61.
Hower had a fantastic senior year as he concluded his York career with 22 points on seven goals and eight assists in his 23 games played. Hower made the most of his goals as six of his seven tallies were game-winners for the Green and White. Four of Hower's six game winners came in one-goal decisions. Hower's biggest game came with a goal and an assist in the Spartans' 3-0 win over St. Mary's on October 16.
Hower finished his career with 34 points on 11 goals and 12 assists in his 52 career games for the Green and White.
Iguade transferred into the Spartan program as a senior and was an impact player for York. He played in 22 Spartan games with 20 starts as he notched 11 points on four goals and three assists. Three of his four goals were game-winners including the only goal in the September 21 win over Neumann and the game's lone goal in the NCAA First Round win over Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.) on November 16. Iguade also had the assist on the game-winning goal in the Spartans' dramatic second-round NCAA Tournament overtime win at Stevens.
By virtue of his first team selection, Beale will be eligible for the national All-American teams. Those national All-American teams will be released later this week.