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FMU freshman earns All-Region honors

FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University freshman forward Juan Rivas has been named to the 2007 Daktronics NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region Team.

Rivas was selected to the 11-member second team, and is one of only five freshmen to garner All-Region recognition.

A native of Clearwater, Fla., Rivas led the Patriots in scoring with 23 points on nine goals and five assists. He took only 24 shots (17 of which were on goal). He also tallied two match-winning scores: against Queens University of Charlotte and Mount Olive College. Despite missing the final four matches of the year with an injury, he ranks sixth in the Peach Belt Conference in goals scored and seventh in both points and assists.

Last week, he was named to the Peach Belt All-Conference squad.

The Patriots ended their first season under head coach Kevin Varnado with a 5-12-1 record, a record that included seven one-goal losses.

Last Published: January 3, 2008 11:17 AM
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