January 2, 2002


GREENVILLE -- Furman sophomore Ricardo Clark was selected to the College Soccer News First Team All-America squad, while freshman Drew Moor earned a spot on the College Soccer News All-Freshman First Team.

Ricardo Clark, a midfielder from Jonesboro, Ga., was also a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) first team All-America choice. He anchored Furman's midfield in 2002 as he scored three goals and recorded three assists for nine points. Clark was a first team All-Southern Conference selection and a first team NSCAA All-South region choice in 2002.

Clark is also a starter on the U.S. Under-20 National Team as he will compete with the United States in the FIFA World Youth Championships this spring in the United Arab Emirates.

"It is great to see the honors for Ricardo continue to pile in," said Furman head coach Doug Allison. "He is one of the best players in the nation and these awards recognize that."

Drew Moor, from Dallas, Texas, saw action as a defender and a midfielder for the Paladins in 2002, scoring one goal and recording five assists. He was also named Southern Conference Freshman-of-the-Year and was selected to the second team all-conference squad. Moor becomes the third Paladin freshman in three years to earn first team all-freshman team honors following McNeil Cronin in 2000 and Clint Dempsey in 2001.

"Drew was one of our unsung heroes this season," said Furman head coach Doug Allison. "He was one of the most consistent members of this team."

The Paladins finished the season with a 19-3-1 overall record, including a third round appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Furman set new NCAA Division I records this season as it extended its Southern Conference unbeaten streak to 43 matches and as it recorded 11 straight shutouts from October 9 through November 27, going 1,129 minutes without allowing a goal.

College Soccer News All-America First Team

College Soccer News All-Freshman First Team