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McCormick Leads WVU’s All-MAC Selections

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Nov. 10, 2021) – Four players from the No. 21-ranked West Virginia University men’s soccer team have been named to the All-MAC Team, the Mid-American Conference announced on Wednesday.

Junior midfielder Luke McCormick was placed on the All-MAC First Team, while fifth-year senior defender Kevin Morris, fifth-year senior goalkeeper Steven Tekesky and sophomore forward Ciro Bourlot Jaeggi all earned second-team honors.

With the accolades, WVU has now had at least four players on the all-conference team in three of the last four seasons.

McCormick has tallied three goals and three assists for nine total points this season. Additionally, his 34 shots and 18 shots on goal rank No. 1 on the team.

The Derby, England, native has played in 15 games (all starts) for WVU this fall, totaling 1,032 minutes of action. Previously, he was named an All-MAC First Team selection in 2020-21 and was a member of the 2019 MAC All-Tournament Team.

Earlier this season, McCormick was named the MAC Player of the Week on Sept. 6, and he earned national player of the week honors by the United Soccer Coaches and TopDrawerSoccer.com on Sept. 7-8.

Morris, a co-captain, earned second-team distinction for the second consecutive season following his two-goal, one-assist output this fall. He has started in all 17 games for West Virginia, logging 1,607 minutes. Of note, both of his goals were game-winners.

An anchor of the WVU back line, the Mt. Airy, Maryland, native has helped the Mountaineers tally eight clean sheets this season. Additionally, Morris set the program record for career minutes and career matches played in 2021.

Morris has started in 79 consecutive matches for the Mountaineers, dating back to 2017. He also played in every second of every match for a span of 34 contests, before it was snapped during WVU’s 5-0 win at Georgia State on Oct. 31. 

Tekesky also has started all 17 games for West Virginia this fall, totaling 1,624 minutes in goal. He has allowed just 11 goals this season, good for goals against average of 0.61. The Raymore, Missouri, native has seven solo shutouts this season, and he was a part of one combined shutout for WVU.

The honor marks the third time the co-captain has earned an all-conference accolade, as he was a first-team selection in 2018 and 2020-21. Tekesky also was the 2019 MAC Tournament MVP and was named to the MAC All-Tournament Team that season.

One of the most experienced goalkeepers in the country, Tekesky is one win shy of matching the WVU record for career wins (45) and one appearance away from tying the team’s No. 1 mark in career matches played by a goalkeeper (80).

Bourlot Jaeggi leads West Virginia with six goals in 2021, good for 12 total points. What’s more, he has registered just nine shot attempts on the year.

The Santa Fe, Argentina, native has played in all 17 matches this year, including five starts and 557 minutes of action. He was named the MAC Player of the Week on Nov. 1, after posting four goals in a span of three games, featuring game-winners in all three contests.

The All-MAC honor is the first of his career.

WVU begins postseason action by taking on Georgia State in the 2021 MAC Championship Semifinals on Thursday, Nov. 11, at NIU Soccer & Track and Field Complex in DeKalb, Illinois. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. ET. 

Press Release: WVU Athletic Department

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