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    Martinez Earns All-ACC First Team Honor
     
    Alex Martinez
    Alex Martinez
     

    Nov. 8, 2012

    NC State's Alex Martinez earned a spot on the All-ACC First Team, announced Thursday by the conference.

    "I'm very pleased for Alex," said NC State head coach Kelly Findley. "He possesses a lot of ability, but he earned this honor through his hard work this summer. Every player has room for growth, and I know Alex wants to reach his full potential. He'll be a big part of our program again next year."

    The junior transfer from High Point made an instant impact over his first year with NC State, helping the Pack climb as high as No. 14 in the national rankings during the squad's best start since 1982. Martinez spent the season ranked among the ACC's leaders in goals, assists, and points. He finished the season with 32 points on 11 goals and 10 assists.

    The last time an NC State soccer player recorded double-digit goals and assists in a single season came with Henry Gutierrez's 10 goal, 13 assist effort in 1991.

    Martinez represents the Wolfpack's first double-digit goal scorer since Ronnie Bouemboue's 14 goals in 2008, and notches the first double-digit assist total since Bouemboue's 10 in 2009. Martinez's 32 points equal a mark set by Bouemboue in 2008.

    The Rock Hill, S.C. native becomes the first player in the Kelly Findley-era to land on the first team. The last Wolfpacker to make the first team was Alan Sanchez in 2009.

    The ACC's all-conference picks can be viewed in their entirety below, or by visiting TheACC.com.

    All-ACC First Team
    Kyle Bekker, Sr., M, Boston College
    Charlie Rugg, Sr., F, Boston College
    James Belshaw, GK, Sr., Duke
    Sebastien Ibeagha, Jr., D, Duke
    Patrick Mullins, Jr., F, Maryland
    John Stertzer, Sr., M, Maryland
    Mikey Lopez, So., M, North Carolina
    Boyd Okwuonu, So., D, North Carolina
    Alex Martinez, Jr., M, NC State
    Will Bates, Sr., F, Virginia
    Jared Watts, Jr., M, Wake Forest

    All –ACC Second Team
    Austin Savage, Sr., F, Clemson
    Sean Davis, So., M, Duke
    Mikey Ambrose, Fr., D, Maryland
    Taylor Kemp, Sr., D, Maryland
    Schillo Tshuma, Fr., F, Maryland
    London Woodberry, Sr., D, Maryland
    Andy Craven, Jr., F, North Carolina
    Danny Garcia, Fr., M, North Carolina
    Scott Goodwin, Sr. , GK, North Carolina
    Sean Okoli, So., F, Wake Forest
    Luca Gimenez, Jr., F, Wake Forest

    All-ACC Freshman Team
    Derrick Boateng, Fr., F, Boston College
    Zach Mathers, Fr., D, Duke
    Mikey Ambrose, Fr., D, Maryland
    Schillo Tshuma, Fr., F, Maryland
    Jonathan Campbell, Fr., D, North Carolina
    Danny Garcia, Fr., M, North Carolina
    Marcus Salandy-Defour, Fr., M, Virginia
    Todd Wharton, Fr., M, Virginia
    Darius Madison, Fr., F, Virginia
    Michael Gamble, Fr., F, Wake Forest
    Collin Martin, Fr., M, Wake Forest
    Jalen Robinson, Fr., D, Wake Forest
    *An extra member was named to the all-freshman team due to a tie in voting.

    ACC Offensive Player of the Year - Patrick Mullins, Jr., F, Maryland
    ACC Defensive Player of the Year - Sebastien Ibeagha, Jr., D, Duke
    ACC Freshman of the Year - Danny Garcia, Fr., M, North Carolina
    ACC Coach of the Year - Sasho Cirovski, Maryland


     

     

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