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December 11, 2013

O-State men, women combine for five all-region honors

Staff Report

Oneonta State senior Luke Halberg and sophomore Dylan Williams earned recognition from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America on Tuesday with selections to the All-East Region Second Team for men’s soccer.

“These honors are fully deserved,” Red Dragons coach Iain Byrne said in a media release prepared by the college. “Luke and Dylan were the focal point of our attack this year and one of the main reasons we were able to earn a third straight NCAA tournament berth.”

Halberg, who transferred to O-State from Division I Binghamton two years ago, is a two-time SUNY Athletic Conference first-teamer. He had four goals and two assists for 10 points this past fall.

Williams led the Red Dragons in scoring with 10 goals and three assists for 23 points. He helped Oneonta to an 11-5-4 record, which included a 7-0-2 mark in the SUNYAC. The Red Dragons received an at-large berth to the NCAA Division III Tournament and were eliminated in the opening round by Oberlin College, 2-1.

WOMEN’S SOCCEROneonta State

Three Oneonta State women’s soccer players received Division III All-East Region Team accolades from the NSCAA for the 2013 fall season, the Red Dragons announced Monday.

Senior forward Karly DeSimone made the First Team for O-State, which had second-teamers in junior defender Krystal Scott and senior midfielder Amanda Regensburger. DeSimone and Scott are two-time all-region award winners.

DeSimone won the the SUNY Athletic Conference Player of the Year after amassing a conference-best 29 points on 11 goals and seven assists. DeSimone also won the SUNYAC’s Rookie of the Year award in 2010.

Scott started all 21 of Oneonta’s games at sweeper this past fall. She had one assist.

Regensburger started 19 games this past season and had three goals and three assists.

The Red Dragons went 13-5-3, won their 12th SUNYAC championship and reached the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament this past season.

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