AZUSA, Calif. -- Sophomore Ian Leibbrandt headlines an Azusa Pacific trio that was named to the 2003 All-GSAC team yesterday.
Freshmen Tony Rotunno and Skelly Kellar were also named to the team.
Liebbrandt, a repeat selection, led the Cougars in scoring for the second straight season. He finished the campaign with 13 goals and 7 assists, which was good for 33 points. His 13 goals is the Cougars’ highest goal total since Jason Roufs scored 15 in 1998.
Leibbrandt ranks in the top 10 in the GSAC in both goals and points, and he ranks in the top 15 in assists. He scored goals in 5 of the Cougars’ final 7 games and had 4 multi-goal outings. Leibbrandt tallied 18 points in the Cougars’ final 7 games of the year, leading the Cougars to 5 wins in that span.
Rotunno a freshman defender from Sun Valley, Calif., was the first defender selected to the team. He played a huge role in the Cougars’ surprisingly stingy defense this year. The Cougars were one of just 2 teams in the GSAC to allow less than 1 goal per contest, posting a 0.88 GAA and 6 shutouts this year. Rotunno also scored a goal in the Cougars’ 6-1 win over Hope International last week. He was also one of 2 Cougars to start all 18 contests.
Kellar, also a freshman, receives his first selection to the All-GSAC team. Despite missing the first 3 games of the season, Kellar made an immediate impact as he worked to pull the strings in the midfield in just his first season. He scored twice in his first collegiate game, a 4-0 win at Notre Dame de Namur, and he also assisted on 2 other goals this year, both during GSAC play.
The Cougars, who concluded their 10th straight winning season with a 2-0 win over Point Loma Nazarene Saturday, finished the regular-season 11-7 overall overall, 5-5 GSAC.