Lipscomb midfielder Omar Djabi won another Player of the Year honor when College Sports Madness released its Atlantic Sun Conference men’s soccer awards.
The junior from Venezuela led the A-Sun in goals (9) and points (21). He also led the league with four game-winning shots. Djabi had three games- Belmont, Eastern Illinois and Jacksonville- where he scored multiple goals.
In the last seven games, Djabi has put 20 of his 30 shots on goal.
College Sports Madness also named Djabi to the All-Conference First Team, the only Bison on the team.
However, the Purple and Gold did have four players named to the All-Conference Second Team, Reece Holcombe, Matt Kerridge, Robbie Johnson and Micah Bledsoe.
Holcombe has scored two goals on the year. He had a game-winning shot in the 79th minute on the road at Missouri State on an assist from Djabi. He finished the year as the third leading scorer for Lipscomb.
Kerridge, a Golden, Colo. native, played in 17 games and finished the regular season as the team leader, and third in the A-Sun, with five assists. Four of his total came in conference play. Kerridge was credited with two assists in the previous matchup with Jacksonville and also assisted on the game-winning goal on the road at USC Upstate.
Johnson, an A-Sun All-Academic selection, helped guide the Bisons defense to its most shutouts in school history. As a defender, Johnson started 17 games and attempted 16 shots on the.
As a freshman goalkeeper, Bledsoe finished the season among the top goalies in the league in all categories. He led the A-Sun in save percentage (.789), finished second in total saves (71) and third in both goals against average (1.02) and shutouts (5).