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Mkosana Named to NSCAA All-Northeast Region Squad

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Lucky Mkosana     By Doug Austin

HANOVER, N.H.- Dartmouth men's soccer forward Lucky Mkosana (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe) earned All-Northeast second team accolades it was announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) on Friday (Dec. 9).

Mkosana, a co-captain, wrapped up one of the finest men's soccer careers in program history this season. The second team selection is Mkosana's fourth consecutive all-region selection. Last season, he earned third team honors and was a first team selection as a sophomore.  He also earned second team honors as a freshman.  He is Dartmouth's lone all-region selection this season.

The 2011 Ivy League Player of the Year had a record -breaking season becoming Dartmouth's all-time leading scorer on Senior Day with 34 career goals, breaking a record that stood since the 1950s.  Mkosana also became Dartmouth's all-time points leader with 78 career points, breaking a record that stood since the 1980s. He led the Dartmouth offense with 21 points on 10 goals and one assist and spent time in the national rankings. Mkosana concluded the season ranked No. 22 in goals per game (0.63), No. 32 in total goals (10) and No. 40 in points per game (1.30). The Zimbabwe native, was named Most Valuable Offensive Player of the Dartmouth Classic and was Ivy League Player of the Week (Sept. 12).

Cornell led all Ivy League teams with three players selected to the all-region squad, headlined by first team selection Patrick Slogic. Rick Pflaster and Daniel Haber also represented the Big Red. Brown players Sean Rosa and Dylan Remick, Yale's Nick Alers and Columbia's Will Stamatis were also selected.

Mkosana will now begin preparation for the 2012 adidas MLS Player Combine. The combine will take place Jan. 6-10 at Central Broward Regional Park in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and will feature representatives from each MLS team.  The combine precedes the 2012 MLS SuperDraft that takes place Jan. 12 in Kansas City.