Six Roadrunners Earn All-Conference Honors

Six Roadrunners Earn All-Conference Honors

The State Fair Community College (SFCC) Roadrunners soccer team had six student-athletes earn Missouri Community College Athletic Conference All-Conference team honors for the 2019 season.

Freshman Aaron Collins of England, sophomore Sebastian Aguero of Sedalia, and Jackson Ralph of New Zealand were named to the First-Team.

Collins played in all 17 games for the Roadrunners starting 16. He was a big part of the back line for SFCC. He took 11 shots for the Roadrunners.

"The First-Team guys that we had were very indicative of the type of team we had," said Beltran. "We built everything for the back. Our defense was extremely solid. Two of our centerbacks and our goalkeeper were First-Team All-Conference players."

"Aaron played close to 90 minutes in every game," said Beltran. "He never got beat in a one-on-one situation. We look forward to great things from him as he steps into his second season."

Aguero played and started 13 games in goal for SFCC. He compiled a .95 goals-against average and made 44 saves. He had a .786 save percentage with eight wins in goal and five shutouts.

"He does everything well," said Beltran. "He is good at coming off his line and he is a good shot stopper. He can distribute the ball with his hands or his feet. In my opinion, he is the best goalkeeper in our conference and our region."

Ralph played and started in 16 games for SFCC. He contributed a goal and an assist from the back line. He is a returning All-Conference player from last season.

"Jackson is a left-footed defender and was one of our captains," said Beltran. "He is one of the guys who helped us get the attack started. He is everything that you would want in a defender and teammate."

Sophomore Aaron Latimer of Amarillo, Texas, freshman Tebello Ntene of Lesotho, and sophomore Mani Hondroudakis of Australia all earned Second-Team accolades.

Latimer played in all 17 games starting 10. He scored three goals which tied him for second on the team. He also contributed two assists. He had eight points, which placed him third on the team. He scored a pair of game-winning goals which tied him for the team lead.

"Aaron really came into his own this year," said Beltran. "He has a magnet on his foot. It is amazing how he can just run with the ball and the ball just stays stuck to his foot. He is one of the best dribblers we have. He scored two amazing goals at the end of the season."

Ntene played in 17 games starting 16 for SFCC. He scored a goal and contributed an assist as a freshman. He took 28 shots and 15 were on goal.

"He is one of the fastest players that we had," said Beltran. "He is quick both with and without the ball and he caused a lot of problems for other teams. I'm excited to see what he's going to add next year."

Hondroudakis played in and started all 17 games for the Roadrunners. He led the team in goals with four, assists with six, and he also led the team in points with 14.

"Mani was a big part of our midfield," said Beltran. "He was always a player that we could count on, if you needed to push him up the field, he would get up and get shots on goal. He was dangerous on free kicks."

David Rohrbach

SFCC Athletics