Dec. 24, 2015
DSN MEN'S COLLEGE HONORS
SMU's Cichero is Player of the Year
Mauro Cichero was the chief protagonist as a young SMU squad romped to the American Athletic Conference regular-season title and the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division I men's tournament, and his efforts are rewarded with the Dallas Soccer News menís college player of the year award.
The sophomore forward from Norman, Okla., was the top scorer and playmaker for the Mustangs, scoring 10 goals and assisting nine more en route to first-team All-AAC and All-East Region honors. He's got a dozen goals and 13 assists in two seasons at SMU.
Cichero has quite the pedigree: His father and two brothers played professionally in Europe and South America.
SMU's Kevin Hudson is the coach of the year, SMU's Emil Cuello the freshman of the year, and Denver All-American Reagan Dunk is the out-of-area player of the year.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Mauro Cichero (SMU)
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Emil Cuello (SMU)
COACH OF THE YEAR
Kevin Hudson (SMU)
OUT OF AREA PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Reagan Dunk (Denver)
ALL-DALLAS SOCCER NEWS MEN'S TEAM
Michael Nelson (SMU), so., Katy, Texas
Reagan Dunk (Denver), sr., Dallas
Aaron Meyer (Utah Valley), fr., Carrollton, Texas
Jared Rice (SMU), so., Plano, Texas
Jacob Speed (SMU), sr., Mansfield, Texas
Ivan Alvarado (Lipscomb), so., Fort Worth, Texas
John Lujano (SMU), sr., McPherson, Kan.
Zach Mathers (Duke), sr., Keller, Texas
Jeffrey Torda (South Carolina), sr., Colleyville, Texas
Mauro Cichero (SMU), so., Norman, Okla.
Jesse Miralrio (Old Dominion), jr., Arlington, Texas
D Duncan Backus (UC Santa Barbara), sr., Highland Village, Texas
G Eduardo Cortes (IUPUI), sr., Dallas
F Emil Cuello (SMU), fr., Orem, Utah
D/M Trevor Haberkorn (California), jr., Keller, Texas
F Tucker Hume (North Carolina), jr., San Angelo, Texas
F George Kelley (Houston Baptist), sr., Tomball, Texas
M Chase Minter (Cal Poly), sr., Heath, Texas
F Alan Winn (North Carolina), so., Garland, Texas
LOWER DIVISION PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
NCAA Division II: Alberto Rodriguez (Midwestern State)
NCAA Division III: Tom Carwile (Trinity)
NAIA: Quesi Weston (Wiley)
Junior College: Brahan Gamarra (Tyler)