First-Team Selection Damian Rosales
DALLAS (SMU) - Seniors Damian Rosales and Andrew Morales, along with junior Jacob Speed, were named to College Sports Madness Preseason All-American Athletic Conference teams, the publication announced on Wednesday.
Dallas native Rosales, who was honored as a first-team selection, was a unanimous All-American Athletic Conference preseason selection a season ago and started all 17 matches for the Mustangs. In 2013, he was tied for second on the team in assists, and he enters the 2014 season with 56 appearances in an SMU uniform, the most of any current Mustang.
Second-team selection Morales, who is in his third season on the Hilltop, led SMU in goals and total points in 2013. The Rocky Mount, North Carolina, native played in all 17 matches. Speed was also named to the second-team after appearing in every game a season ago.
In 2013, Rosales and Speed were honored as first-team selections, while Morales earned a second-team nod.
The Mustangs open exhibition play on Sunday when they host Houston Baptist at 7:30 p.m. CT at Westcott Field. Following additional exhibitions with UT Dallas and Incarnate Word, the regular season opens on Aug. 29 at Michigan State.
For a complete list of College Sports Madness preseason Players of the Year and first and second team selections, click here.