DeMartin Named to NSCAA/adidas All-America Team
Dec. 15, 2008
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State men's soccer senior Doug DeMartin was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/adidas All-America second team it was announced on Friday (Dec. 12). DeMartin is the second player in the Joe Baum era to garner All-America accolades and the first since Ryan McMahen in 2005.
"It is a tremendous honor for Doug," said MSU head coach Joe Baum. "He is one of the finest players to ever play at MSU. It is so fitting because he works so hard. More importantly, he is a great student-athlete representative for MSU."
DeMartin led the Big Ten in scoring this season with 17 goals and 37 points, and became the second player in MSU history to be named Big Ten Player of the Year. His 17 goals this season were the most since 1968 when Tony Keyes scored 28.
DeMartin finished his stellar career with 38 goals and 85 points, both of which rank fifth on MSU's all-time list.
"We were strong defensively, but Doug, without a doubt, provided us with the offensive spark that allowed us to win both Big Ten titles this year," Baum said. "Without his offensive power, we couldn't have done it on defense alone."
The Mason, Mich., native stared in the classroom as well throughout his career and this season became the first player in program history to be named First-Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America.
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