CHRIS BETTENCOURT EARNS NSCAA ALL-FAR WEST REGION HONORS
Chris Bettencourt earned all-Far West accolades after leading the Hornets with seven goals.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - After leading the Hornets with seven goals and 18 total points, Sacramento State men's soccer forward Chris Bettencourt was named third team all-Far West Region by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Bettencourt became just the fifth Sacramento State player to ever earn all-Far West Region honors but the third in the last three years.
Ernesto Carranza recieved the honor in both 2009 and 2010 while Fernando Cabadas was selected in 2009. Both players went on to be Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft picks. Sean Luigs (2001) and Joe Enochs (1991) were the first two Hornets to earn all-Far West accolades.
Bettencourt was chosen as one of the nine best forwards and top 33 players overall in the West as the 2011 Continental Tires NSCAA Men's Soccer NCAA Division I All Far-West Regional Teams each feature 11 (one goalkeeper, three defenders, four midfielders and three forwards) of the top collegiate soccer players on the West coast.
Bettencourt, a third-team forward, was one of 10 players selected from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. The first team all-MPSF selection finished his standout career with 21 goals and 11 assists.