Men's Soccer Holds Tommy Smith Banquet
Go Tigers! Andreas Guentner was the recipient of the 2011 Tommy Smith Spirit Award.
Go Tigers!
Andreas Guentner was the recipient of the 2011 Tommy Smith Spirit Award.
Go Tigers!

April 10, 2012

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The 12th Annual Tommy Smith Banquet was held by the University of Memphis men's soccer team on Tuesday evening. Head coach Richie Grant and head men's football coach Justin Fuente spoke at the Banquet, named in honor of the late Tommy Smith.

Fuente, appointed head coach of the men's football team in December, served as the featured speaker of the banquet. Fuente spoke about the commitment necessary to elevate a program to the highest level and encouraged the players to avoid complacency.

Following Fuente's speech, Grant then distributed some of the team's honors and accolades. Graduating senior Cody McCoy, a past recipient of the Tommy Smith Spirit Award, was named the Hardest Working Player and Parker Duncan was recognized for being named to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team.

Prior to handing out the Tommy Smith Spirit award, the coaching staff honored All-American Mark Sherrod. Sherrod was presented with a certificate for being named to the NSCAA All-America Third Team, joining U of M-Hall-of-Fame-member Dayton O'Brien as the only Tigers to have earned All-America status.

Junior Andreas Guentner was presented with the final award of the evening, the 2011 Tommy Smith Spirit Award. The honor is bestowed to the Tiger who best demonstrates the attributes displayed by Smith, high academic standards, dedication, love of the game and sportsmanship. In addition to serving as a co-captain on the pitch, Guentner holds a 3.89 GPA in International Business and German.

For more information on the University of Memphis men's soccer program and all Tigers-athletics, please visit GoTigersGo.com.

Post-Season Awards
Mark Sherrod

NSCAA All-America Third Team
College Soccer News All-America Third Team
NSCAA All-Midwest First Team
Conference USA Player of the Year
Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year
All-Conference USA First Team
Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team
CoSIDA Academic All-District IV Team
Conference USA All-Academic Team
Memphis Men's Soccer Player of the Year
NCAA Statistical Leader: Goals per Game (1.06)

Parker Duncan
Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team
CoSIDA Academic All-District IV Team
NSCAA/Adidas Scholar All-South Region First Team
Conference USA All-Academic Team

Liam Collins
NSCAA All-Midwest First Team
All-Conference USA First Team

J.J. Greer
NSCAA All-Midwest Second Team
All-Conference USA Second Team

Andreas Guentner
Conference USA All-Academic Team
2011 Tommy Smith Spirit Award

Cody McCoy
Memphis Men's Soccer Hardest Working Player

Conor Hurley
All-Conference USA Third Team

Chandler Gagnon
Conference USA All-Freshman Team

Wil Linder
Conference USA All-Freshman Team

 

 

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