KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With the 2014 collegiate soccer season coming to a close, postseason accolades are in the process of being awarded. The National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced the Division III All-Region selections Wednesday afternoon, and Salisbury University seniors Logan Becker and Kyle Westbrook were placed on the All-South Atlantic team.
Becker, a center back for the Sea Gulls, is making his second appearance on the all-region team, landing first-team honors this season. Last year, the Pocomoke, Maryland native earned his way on to the second team. Becker has played in every game since coming to Salisbury his sophomore season, competing in 60 games. His 6-foot-4 prominence in the backfield helped maintain a defensive wall that gave up just 14 goals in 2014 for a 0.66 goals-against average, which ranked 26th in the country and second in the Capital Athletic Conference.
Joining Becker at the center back position and earning his first appearance on the all-region team is Westbrook, who has played in 63 games in his career donning the maroon and gold. The Salisbury, Maryland native earned a spot on the third team for the region. The starting captain of the squad for the past two seasons played a key role in the backfield with his physical and vocal presence on the pitch. Westbrook helped the Gulls post a 0.55 shutout percentage, good enough for 25th in the country and second in the CAC, as the Sea Gulls recorded 11 shutouts through their 20 games in 2014.
Salisbury has now placed 63 student-athletes on the all-region team in program history, dating back to the 1980 season when alumnus Vane Wiggins earned the first honor. Becker and Westbrook were joined by four other players to represent the league, as Christopher Newport University placed three and Frostburg State University placed one.
To view the complete All-Region selection, click here.