SAN LUIS OBISPO – Highlighted by senior forward Sean Goode's selection to the All-Big West Conference first team, four Cal Poly men's soccer players earned all-conference recognition for the 2018 season on Tuesday afternoon.
Cal Poly's first All-Big West first team selection since Justin Dhillon in 2016, Goode was joined on Tuesday by junior midfielder George Grote, who earned All-Big West second team honors. Senior goalkeeper Simon Boehme and freshman defender Brecc Evans both earned honorable mention recognition. Evans also received a spot on the 11-player Big West All-Freshman Team.
Cal Poly's leading scorer and ranked fourth among Big West players with seven goals, Goode also finished eighth with 36 shot attempts. One of only two Big West players with multiple, two-goal games, Goode notched both of Cal Poly's goals in a 2-0 win at CSU Bakersfield (Sept. 15) and a 3-2, overtime loss to UC Irvine (Oct. 21). An 11-time goalscorer for Cal Poly in his two seasons, Goode started all 16 matches for the Mustangs in 2018 and also contributed two assists.
Grote, who along with Evans also started all 16 matches, scored his first goal of the season at Seattle (Aug. 31) and chalked up assists in home victories versus Westmont (Sept. 22) and Sacramento State (Oct. 17). Second among Mustangs in minutes played (1,326), Grote – a member of the 2015 Big West All-Freshman Team – also finished third in the lineup with 18 shot attempts.
One of the most accomplished goalkeepers in Cal Poly program history, Boehme – also an honorable mention pick in 2017 – finished the regular season ranked 23rd among NCAA Division I players with 67 saves and 34th with 4.47 save per game. Boehme produced shutouts in victories versus CSU Bakersfield (Sept. 15), Westmont (Sept. 22), Sacramento State (Oct. 17) and during scoreless draw at Gonzaga (Aug. 27). Boehme finished his career ranked third in program history in save percentage (.771) and fifth in goals against average (1.33).
Evans, who led Cal Poly with 1,513 minutes played, helped the Mustangs produce five shutouts in 2018. Offensively, Evans scored his first collegiate goal in Cal Poly's 2-0 home win versus Westmont (Sept. 22) and notched his first assist versus UC Irvine (Oct. 21).