Six men’s soccer players garner Big West accolades


Before the MLS, Morley was the Big West Defensive Player of the Year and garnered All-Big West honors three times. (File Photo / The Sundial)

Nicholas Thompson

Senior captain and defender Trevor Morley earned Big West Defensive Payer of the Year, while five other Matadors made various All-Big West teams.

Morley is just the fourth CSUN player to be named Defensive Player of the Year and the first one since 2012.

Along with his outstanding defense, Morley also had a career high four goals and one assist on the season, which was tied for second most goals on the season.

Senior midfielder David Turcios joined Morley in making First Team All-Big West with his stellar play on both sides of the field.

Turcios was tied with Morley with a career high four goals on the season, as well as getting hot at the right time and propelling the Matadors to wins with late game goals.

Senior forward Carlos Gonzalez made Second Team All-Big West after leading the Matadors in goals.

Gonzalez was tied for second in the Big West for most game winning goals with three and also had the only hat trick by a CSUN player this season.

Senior goalkeeper Adam Hobbs also made Second Team All-Big West after leading the conference in total saves and save percentage.

Hobbs was sixth in the nation with 81 saves and won Big West Defensive Player of the Week on three separate occasions.

Freshmen midfielder Andrew Rizeq was named to the Big West All-Freshman team after an impressive freshman year defensively.

Junior defender Patrick Hickman also received honorable mentions.