Nov. 12, 2013
IRVING, Texas – At the end of a season in which the Marshall men’s soccer team struggled in a competitive Conference USA, co-captains and seniors Zach Hunter (Marietta, Ga.) and Travis Brent (Virginia Beach, Va.) were named to the All-Conference USA third team on Tuesday morning.
The pair of awards mark the 11th and 12th C-USA third team honors in the history of the program, with Brent and Hunter each receiving the honor for the first time in each of their careers. The award marks the first time a member of the Herd has been named to the third team since Anthony Virgara (Pittsburg, Pa.) did it in 2011.
Named to the third-team defense, Brent started and played in all 18 matches for Marshall this season and is one of only three for the Thundering Herd to do so in 2013. A strong suit for the Marshall defense, Brent has only taken one shot on goal this season. His strong defensive play has helped the Herd back line record five shutouts in 2013, with two of those resulting in wins and three resulting in scoreless draws.
A third-team midfielder, Hunter also started and played in all 18 matches in 2013 for Marshall this season. He finished the year tied for the team lead in goals, with three. Two of his goals came on penalty kicks, where he went 2-for-2 on the year. One of his goals came in the form of a game-winner as he scored in the 67th minute against VMI (Sept. 17) when he drew a penalty kick and sank his penalty shot inside the left post.
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