Monday, January 15, 2018

Warriors Soccer player Sainclair Tueno earns another All-American honor

Junior Sainclair Tueno is a Second Team All-American.
(Photo courtesy of Lycoming Sports Information)
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Playing central back on a team that allowed 0.45 goals-against average, the 10th-best mark in Division III is hard enough. Add on to that a team-leading 11 goals and junior Sainclair Tueno (Silver Spring, Md./Montgomery Blair) has had an eventful awards season, earning consensus All-American honors with his selection as Second Team All-American, which the website announced on Saturday, Jan. 13.

Tueno was also named Second Team United Soccer Coaches All-American in December along with First Team All-Mid-Atlantic Region and All-MAC Commonwealth honors in November.
He is the second Warrior to earn All-American honors from, joining Kyle Thomas (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright), who also earned second-team honors in 2015.

Tueno turned into a major scoring threat in his third season with the Warriors. The athletic three-time all-conference selection led the team with 11 goals and 22 points. He had three multi-goal games this season, scoring twice against 13th-ranked Scranton, Misericordia and Hood. He also netted four game-winning goals, including in a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Widener. He scored a goal in five of six games to end the season, while scoring a goal in each of the MAC Commonwealth Championship games, including the first goal in a 2-1 final win over Messiah to cap a tournament MVP performance. He also scored in a 2-0 win over Lehman in the opening round of the NCAA Championship.

Tueno enters his senior year just outside the top-25 in program history in goals scored while his six game-winning goals are tied for eighth.

The Warriors finished 19-3 overall and 7-1 in the MAC Commonwealth under fifth-year coach Nate Gibboney, as they also won the program's third MAC Commonwealth title in five years with its 2-1 win over top-ranked Messiah. Lycoming also advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championship after it defeated Lehman, 2-0. The program also recorded its school-record tying fifth-straight winning season.

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