Roberto Gallo, John DeVae Named To All-Horizon League Team
Nov. 3, 2005
Senior midfielder Roberto Gallo and junior forward John DeVae, two of the top scorers on the Butler men's soccer team, have been named second team All-Horizon League on the postseason honor squad chosen by league coaches. The two players were Butler's lone representatives on the 22-man, all-league team.
Gallo, completing his final season at Butler after transferring from UIC a year ago, is currently the Bulldogs' third-leading scorer with three goals and one assist. DeVae, who also transferred from UIC, is Butler's second-leading scorer with three goals, including two game-winners, and two assists. The duo has accounted for a third of Butler's goals this season.
League regular season champ Detroit nearly made a clean sweep of the Horizon League men's soccer specialty awards. Junior forward Andrew Ornoch, who leads the league in scoring, was named league Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year, while his teammate Jason Massoglia was picked Defensive Player of the Year. Detroit goalkeeper Sasha Boskovic was tabbed as the league Goalkeeper of the Year, and Titans' head coach Morris Lupenec was named Coach of the Year.
Loyola midfielder Keum Sung Kim earned the league's final specialty honor, receiving Newcomer of the Year recognition.
Detroit, league runner-up UW-Milwaukee and UIC each had four players named first or second team all-league, while UW-Green Bay had three players selected to the honor squads. Loyola and Wright State joined Butler with a pair of all-league picks, while Cleveland State had one all-league selection.
The 2005 Horizon League Men's Soccer Championship begins on Saturday (Nov. 5) at the campus sites of the top four seeded teams. No. 1 seed Detroit will host No. 8 Cleveland State, while No. 2 UW-Milwaukee hosts No. 7 Butler. No. 3 UIC will host No. 6 UW-Green Bay and No. 5 Loyola will visit No. 4 Wright State.
The highest remaining seed after Saturday's first round will host the semifinals and finals, beginning on Friday, Nov. 11. The Horizon League champion earns an automatic berth in the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship.
ALL-HORIZON LEAGUE FIRST TEAM: Andrew Ornoch, Detroit; Joshua Okoampa, UJW-Green Bay; Tonci Skronce, UIC; Pavle Dundjer, UIC; Keum Sung Kim, Loyola; Tony Labudovski, Wright State; Cesar Zambrano, UIC; Neil Dombrowski, UW-Milwaukee; Steve Bode, UW-Milwaukee; Jason Massoglia, Detroit; Sasha Boskovic, Detroit.
ALL-HORIZON LEAGUE SECOND TEAM: John DeVae, Butler; Roberto Gallo, Butler; Jamaar McLeggon, Wright State; Pawel Otachel, UIC; Bati Tola, UW-Green Bay; Craig Mallace, UW-Milwaukee; David Chin, UW-Green Bay; Iradj Farahmand, Loyola; Billy Meier, UW-Milwaukee; Aaron Smith, Detroit; Anthony DeMarco, Cleveland State.