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Barton Soccer’s Renan Sousa named 2nd Team NJCAA All-American; Fourteenth Cougar in Barton history

Barton Soccer’s Renan Sousa named 2nd Team NJCAA All-American; Fourteenth Cougar in Barton history

Landing in the top ten on almost every offensive single season and career chart in the storied history of Cougar soccer, Barton Community College's Renan Sousa joins a distinguished NJCAA Division I All-American list being named to the nation's 2nd Team.  The sophomore from Sao Paulo, Brazil, becomes the fourteenth Cougar to earn All-American status.  Kevin Ellis and Craig Ratanamorn earned All-American status twice, bringing Barton's total to sixteen awards in fifteen years of competition.

Sousa earlier received one of the two highest conference honors being named as the Offensive Player of the Year for his forty-three point performance on the season, ninth best in Cougar history.  The sophomore midfielder repeated his first team all-region selection improving to the first team all-conference from last year's second team.   In addition to the single season points scored placing in the record books, Sousa's fifteen assists finished one shy of tying the school record.  In his career Sousa finished eighth in points scored (60), fourth in assists (18), and tied for tenth in goals scored (21).

A complete list of the 2015 NJCAA Division I All-American team can be found at www.njcaa.org.

Barton Men's Soccer All-Americans:

2015 - Renan Sousa (Midfielder) – 2nd Team
2013 - Soriba "Ebu" Camara (Forward) – 2nd Team
2012 - Gonzalo Gelso (Midfielder) – 3rd Team; Diogo Quirino (Defender) – 3rd Team
2010 - Kevin Ellis (Defender) – 1st Team
2009 - Kevin Ellis (Midfielder) – 2nd Team
2008 - Marcello Carminatti (Forward) – 1st Team; Donovan Dowling (Goalkeeper) – Honorable Mention
2007 - Michael Brewer (Forward) – Honorable Mention
2006 - Craig Ratanamorn (Goalkeeper) – 1st Team; Omar Ayache (Midfielder) – Honorable Mention
2005 - Craig Ratanamorn (Goalkeeper) – 1st Team; Bruno Conceicao (Midfielder) – 2nd Team
2004 - Trey Davis (Midfielder) – 2nd Team
2003 - Malik Jobe (Midfielder) – 2nd Team
2002 - Mario Ulloa (Midfielder) – Honorable Mention