Byron Carmichael Named MAC Men's Soccer Player of the Year

Byron Carmichael Named MAC Men's Soccer Player of the Year


Byron Carmichael has been selected MAC Player of the Year in 2000 and 2002

Cleveland, Ohio-Marshall University men?s soccer forward Byron Carmichael has been named Mid-American Conference Player of the Year by a vote of the coaches, the conference office announced today. This is the second time in his career he has received the award, with his first award coming after the 2000 season. In addition, Marshall players Chris Donovan, Brent Sobczak and Paul Dirou were named second-team All-MAC.

In 2002, Carmichael led the league in goals (15) and points (32). He also led the league in game-winning goals with three. Along with his Player of the Year nod, Carmichael was also selected first-team All-MAC.

Carmichael recently finished his career with 58 goals, 12 assists, and 128 points. The 58 goals and 128 points are Marshall and MAC career records.

The selections of Donovan and Sobczak to the second-team mark the second time in their careers they have been selected for the honor. Donovan was selected for the honor in 2000, while Sobczak made the team in 2001.

The honor is the first selection for Dirou. In addition to his selection on the All-MAC team, Dirou was honored for his play at the MAC Tournament, where he was named to the all-tournament team.

Senior Dennis Ahebwa was also named to the all-tournament team.

Marshall lost to eventual MAC Tournament champion Akron 4-3 in a penalty shootout following a 2-2 tie in the semifinals of the tournament to finish the season at 7-9-2.