Charmey named GSC Player of the Year

rp_primary_Msoc_13-10-25_IMG_0025aLIVINGSTON — West Alabama men’s soccer sophomore Thibault Charmey was named the 2013 Gulf South Conference Player of the Year on Monday. Charmey, Evan Beutler and Clay Green each earned first team All-GSC honors while Lavares Stone, Alex Brown and Zach Traweek were listed as second team honorees.

Charmey, a native of Paris, France, is the first UWA men’s soccer player to earn the Player of the Year honor in the programs second year. The award adds to a lengthy list of credentials already earned by the midfielder this season. He was earned preseason All-GSC team honors and named GSC Player of the week on three occasions.

Charmey finished the regular season second in the conference in points (27), third in points per game (1.69), assists (7) and assists per game (.438). He is the career goal leader for the Tigers with 16 goals in his two seasons; 10 for the 2013 season. He leads the squad with three game-winning goals.

Beutler, a junior Enterprise, Ala. native, also adds to his list of honors this season, having already been named to the the Capital One Academic All-District Division II Men’ s Soccer First Team earlier in the week. The midfielder posted two goals and three assists in his 14 starts. He tallied the game winning goal in the teams 2-1 victory over Mississippi College in the season opener.

Green, a sophomore from Helena, Ala., was also a preseason All-GSC honoree. He was the Tigers third leading scorer with six goals, including the game winner against conference opponent Union. He ended with three assists and a .536 shot on-goal percentage.

Stone, a sophomore Birmingham, Ala. native, led the conference in saves (53) and saves per game (4.08). He was second in the league in goal against average (1.113) and shutouts (2).

Sophomores Brown and Traweek each led the Tiger defense that allowed only 23 goals all season (third in the conference).

Brown, a sophomore from Essex, England, was a pre-season All-GSC honoree. He posted two goals from the back line including a game-winner against defending conference tournament champions Christian Brothers.

The Tigers ended the regular season 10-6-1 overall; 7-6-1 in the conference to earn the No. 3 seed in the GSC tournament in Pensacola, Fla. They will face No. 2 Alabama-Huntsville in the semifinals on Nov. 8. The match is set for 11 a.m. at Ashton Brosnaham Park.