Clarksville, Ark.-Four University of the Ozarks men's soccer players were honored with American Southwest Conference awards, it was announced on Thursday after a vote of the league's 14 head coaches.
Junior defender Logan Hornback earned a spot on the All-ASC Third Team. Freshman midfielder Marcus Aldaba, sophomore forward Francisco Garza and junior midfielder Tony Santoro were named to the All-ASC Honorable Mention Team.
Hornback, a 6-foot-1, 150-pound native of Arlington, Texas, started in all 17 matches and played the most minutes on the team other than the goalkeeper. Hornback spearheaded a defensive unit that recorded five shutouts. The versatile Hornback also scored two goals, including the game-winner against East Texas Baptist. A team captain this season, Hornback has played in 37 straight matches for Ozarks.
Aldaba, a 5-foot-10, 155-pound native of Plano, Texas, contributed a pair of goals in his rookie campaign. Aldaba took 12 shots, six of which were on frame. Aldaba started in all 17 matches and was one of just nine freshman to earn All-Conference.
Garza, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound native of San Antonio, Texas, led the team in goals (6), shots (29), points (12) and shots on goal (17) while playing in 15 matches. The dynamic Garza tied for the team-lead in game-winning goals with two. Garza had a two-goal performance against Louisiana College and Concordia University Texas. Both of his game-winners were in those matches. He recorded four shots twice during the season. He now has 13 career goals.
Santoro, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound native of Houston, Texas, led the team in assists (4) and ranked second in shots (25) and shots on goal (16). Santoro was dangerous on the attack in his 17 starts on the pitch as his assist total ranked tenth in the ASC. Santoro was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Team earlier this season. He is also a member of the ASC All-Academic Team.