WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Hornet men's soccer received the most
all-conference selections in its Division I era (1991-present) after
receiving four selections, it was announced by the Mountain Pacific
Sports Federation on Wednesday. The four all-conference selections broke
the previous mark of three set in 1994.
Sophomore defender Hjalti Kristjansson was named first team
all-conference while junior forward Sean Luigs, junior midfielder David
Rios and junior defender Jason Gantt were each named to the second team.
Kristjansson, a native of Kopavogur, Iceland, became the first Hornet to
receive first-team MPSF honors since Don Finley in 1997. One of four
defenders selected first-team all-conference, Kristjansson established
himself as one of the top defensive players in his first season with the
Hornets. He finished tied for third on the team in goals (two) and tied
for third in points (four).
Luigs finished sixth in the conference in goals scored (six) and tied
for ninth in scoring (14). A team leader in most offensive categories,
Luigs led the Hornets in goals (six), points (14) and game-winning goals
(four). He also finished tied for second with two assists.
Rios finished tied for third on the team with two goals and tied for
fourth with four points while Gantt started all but one game this season
for the Hornets as one of the teams's top defenders.
The team finished the 2000 season with a 7-10-1 overall record and a 2-6
mark in conference play. It was the best finish for the program since an
8-10-1 mark in 1995.