THREE MEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS EARN ALL-BIG WEST HONORS
IRVINE, Calif. – The Sacramento State men's soccer team had three players earn all-Big West honors, led by a second team selection for senior goalkeeper Cesar Castillo, as the 2013 all-Big West teams were announced on Monday.
Castillo led the Big West and ended the season ranked seventh in all of NCAA Div. I with 99 saves this season, the third highest single-season total in program history. He also ranked second in the Big West with a .792 save percentage and tallied five shutouts while starting all but one match. Castillo leaves the program second all-time with 243 saves, 15 shutouts, and 16 wins and is third in program history in career save percentage (.786) and goals against average (1.32).
Ikyurav earned his second all-Big West honor after being named to the second team last season. The senior from Benue, Nigeria led the team and ranked seventh in the Big West with 2.53 shots per game and tallied two goals and one assist for the season, including a score against UC Davis to give the Hornets their lone Big West win. He totaled 10 goals for his career despite playing just three seasons at Sacramento State.
Gosselin was among the most consistent defenders for the Hornets and scored two goals in conference play during a fine rookie season. The Jesuit HS graduate appeared in 14 games and made 12 starts, including all 10 Big West matches. He played 90 or more minutes on the Hornet back line in 10 matches and tallied goals off set-piece assists at home against Cal Poly and against the Mustangs on the road. He scored twice despite attempting just seven shots on the year.