Rocky Mount, N.C. - United Soccer Coaches has posted it 2017 All-Region teams, and North Carolina Wesleyan is pleased to announce that a pair of Battling Bishop players have earned recognition in the South Atlantic. Junior Walid Yacoubou was honored as a Second Team defender, while sophomore Baboucarr Njie was selected as a Third Team midfielder.
Both Yacoubou and Njie were previously honored as USA South First Team All-Conference selections after leading the Bishops to the league's regular season crown. Both went on to earn All-Tournament honors after helping NCWC secure the 2017 tourney championship and NCAA berth. Njie led the team in scoring this season with 12 goals and nine assists for 33 total points, while Yacoubou anchored a back line that secured 12 shutouts.
Congratulations to both players on their stellar seasons!