Men's Soccer Holds Annual Tommy Smith Banquet

2013 Tommy Smith Banquet

April 17, 2013


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MEMPHIS, Tenn.- The 13th Annual Tommy Smith Banquet was held by the University of Memphis men’s soccer team on Tuesday evening. Head coach Richie Grant and Major League Soccer veterans Richard Mulrooney, Ross Paule and Carey Tally spoke at the banquet, named in honor of the late Tommy Smith.

Following a panel discussion with Mulrooney, Paule and Tally, Grant distributed some of the team’s postseason honors and accolades. Junior Dennis Kennetz Jr. was presented with the final award of the evening, the 2012 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.

After redshirting the 2011 season, Kennetz became fixture in the team’s starting line-up four games into the 2012 campaign proving valuable minutes at the midfield position. Double-majoring in biology and chemistry, the Cordova, Tenn., native carries a 3.45 GPA.

Head coach Richie Grant wishes to thank guest speakers Richard Mulrooney, Ross Paule and Carey Tally for being a part of this year’s event, the continued support of Pat and Linda Smith and the Tommy Smith Spirit Award section committee for their help in selecting this year’s recipient. For more information on the University of Memphis men’s soccer team and all Tigers athletics, please visit GoTigersGo.com.

Postseason Awards

Mark Sherrod
C-USA Offensive Player of the Year
All-C-USA First Team
NSCAA All-Midwest Region First Team
NSCAA Scholar All-America First Team
C-USA Men’s Soccer All-Academic Team
NSCAA University Division Scholar All-South Region First Team
Capital One Academic All-America Second Team
Capital One Academic All-District Team

Liam Collins
All-C-USA First Team
NSCAA All-Midwest Region First Team

Andreas Guentner
NSCAA University Division Scholar All-South Second Team
C-USA Men’s Soccer All-Academic Team

Jordan Johnson
All-C-USA Third Team

Quincy Thomas
C-USA All-Freshman Team


 

 

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