December 1, 2011

Chris Tsonis Named Daktronics Honorable Mention All-America

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Junior Chris Tsonis (Dartmouth, Mass.) of the Southern New Hampshire University men's soccer team was named a Daktronics Division II Honorable Mention All-America selection, it was announced Wednesday afternoon.  The Daktronics Division II All-America and All-Region teams are selected by athletics communications professionals at Division II institutions.

Tsonis is the sixth SNHU men's soccer player in the six-year history of the Daktronics All-America program in men's soccer to be honored as an All-America selection.

Tsonis, who was a Daktronics First Team All-Region selection as well as a Northeast-10 First Team All-Conference selection, established himself as one of the top offensive threats in Division II this season.  He led the Northeast-10 in scoring with 17 goals and four assists for 38 points, which also places him fifth nationally in total goals and 11th nationally in total points.  A three-time Northeast-10 Player of the Week, Tsonis recorded eight game-winning goals this season.

The Southern New Hampshire University men's soccer team finished the season with an 18-4 record, recording its most victories since the 2002 season.  The Penmen advanced to the Northeast-10 championship game for the first time since 2008 and reached the NCAA Division II quarterfinals for the ninth time in program history and second time in three seasons.