The 2016 All-Sunshine State Conference Men's Soccer Team has been announced and two Florida Southern Moccasins were among the selections. Earning Second Team All-SSC honors were sophomore defender Callum Carsley and senior goalkeeper Cole Clingerman. Both Moccasins are earning all-conference honors for the first time in their careers.
Carsley is in his second year at Florida Southern but his first year as an active member of the roster and started all but one game as an outside back. He helped the Moccasins reduce their shots allowed by 20 percent from the 2015 season to 2016, and post their lowest goals against average in the last six years. Their 1.61 GAA ranked fourth in the SSC this year, up four spots from 2015, and their best SSC ranking since they were fourth in 2001 and 12th nationally.
In addition to his work on defense, Carsley was also second on the team with four assists. That's the most for a Florida Southern defender since Clay Roberts had six in 2000.
Clingerman is the first Florida Southern goalkeeper to make the all-conference team in 19 years. The last to do so was Cliff Dixon, a 2-time selection in 1996 (second team) and 1997 (first team). Clingerman ranked in the top-five of every goalkeeping category in the SSC this year, including saves per game where he currently stands third with a 3.93 average. He finished the year with a 1.61 goals against average, 55 saves and three shutouts.
Clingerman will also graduate as the school's all-time leader in starts as a goalkeeper with 55. He also finished second in career shutouts (11) and fourth in saves (233). Clingerman was the first 4-year starter at that position since Brian Bain from 1966-69.
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