KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lees-McRae College men's soccer player Tom Deeley was named to the D2CCA All-American Second Team the organization announced Friday morning. Deeley is the first Bobcat to be named to an All-American team since 2009.
"Words can't express my happiness for Tom, and our program," said LMC Head Coach Rich Wall. "Knowing that this is the first All-American the program has produced since 2009 shows how well the team performed this season. Tom certainly created a reputation as being an elite player over the last three years in particular. His preparation, and goal setting coming into his senior year really allowed him to be the best version of himself. It's truly a brilliant honor to end his college career. I'm excited that he leaves his mark as an all-time great in program history, and hope it leads to opportunities for him at the next level."
This honor is the latest of several the senior from Oxford, England has received over the past few weeks. Deeley has been named the D2CCA Southeast Region Player of the Year, Conference Carolinas Offensive Player of the Year, United Soccer Coaches' All-Southeast Region Second Team, CoSIDA Academic All-District Team and Academic All-Conference squad over the past handful of weeks.
Deeley paced the Bobcats in goals (13), points (34), shots (82) and shots on goal (42) this season. With his career as a Bobcat wrapped up, Deeley will graduate ranking fifth in program history in points (100), goals (37), second in assists (26) and sixth in match-winning goals (8).