Midfielder Enang Named GGC’s First NAIA All-American
Georgia Gwinnett men’s soccer player Rene Enang has been named the college’s first National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics All-American as he earned an honorable mention selection on Monday by the NAIA All-America Committee.
The senior midfielder earned Association of Independent Institutions first team honors in helping guide the Grizzlies to a 15-5 record, the 2013 A.I.I. championship and GGC’s first-ever trip to the national tournament.
He also was named A.I.I. Championships Most Outstanding Player as the Grizzlies upset national #3 Ashford (Iowa)- an eventual national semifinalist- to claim the college’s first postseason title.
A native of Kumba, Cameroon, Enang amassed 18 points this season by scoring a team-high eight goals with two assists. He was a key piece of both the GGC attack and a Grizzly defense that surrendered less than one goal per game.
Enang also led the Grizzlies with 45 shots on the season.
“We are thrilled for Rene and this outstanding accomplishment,” said head men’s soccer coach Steve DeCou. “He has truly been a leader as we’ve built this program and we are proud to see his hard work as a Grizzly recognized nationally.”
The NAIA All-America committee consists of the NAIA-Men’s Soccer Coaches Association Executive Committee, the National Championship Games Committee and four men’s soccer coaches—selected based on geography.
Fifty-five players nationwide earned All-America status on Monday.
Enang played in 35 games with 32 starts over two seasons in a Grizzly uniform.