Three Aggies Earn All-Big West Awards

Kevin Schulte earned his second straight All-Big West Conference second team honor. (Wayne Tilcock)
 
Kevin Schulte earned his second straight All-Big West Conference second team honor. (Wayne Tilcock)
 

Nov. 5, 2012

Complete Big West Release

IRVINE, Calif. - Kevin Schulte and Omar Zeenni were each named to the All-Big West Conference second team while Alex Henry picked up an honorable mention selection after leading the UC Davis men's soccer team to a 7-3 league record and the North Division title, it was announced by the Big West on Monday.

Schulte earns his second consecutive all-conference second team selection while Zeenni and Henry each receive their first-ever all-conference award.

Schulte has started all 19 games for UC Davis and is one of the Aggies' leading scorers with three goals on the season. His first goal of the season came on Sept. 6 in a 2-2 double overtime draw at San Francisco while his second was the final goal in a 3-1 victory over UC Irvine on Sept. 30. His final goal of the season was the gamewinner against UC Riverside on Oct. 5 as the Aggies took a 1-0 win against the Highlanders at Aggie Soccer Field.

The junior from Riverside, Calif. has registered 26 shots, 10 of which have been on frame.

Zeenni closed out the regular season with a 9-5-4 overall record to go with five shutouts during his junior season. He led UC Davis to a 1-0-4 unbeaten record, opening the season with three straight shutouts, and earned Big West Defensive Player of the Week honors after leading UC Davis to road draws against Denver, then-No. 17 CSU Bakersfield and Air Force.

He has allowed 18 goals for a 0.95 goals against average while registering a .783 save percentage.

Zeenni has also become the latest addition to the UC Davis record books. His 65 saves on the season tie him for fourth all-time in the single season record books with 2010 alum Ryan McCowan. With 160 career saves, he is tied for fifth all-time in the Aggie career record books while also ranking fourth all-time in career shutouts (12).

 

 

Henry picked up his first career Big West Conference Offensive Player of the Week award after assisting the game-winning goal against UC Riverside, then scoring the gamewinner himself against Cal State Fullerton just two games later.

In the Aggies' very next match, he took down then-No. 8 UC Santa Barbara with a direct free kick that curled in to the upper left corner of the goal in the 85th minute and picked up his second consecutive Player of the Week honor.

He leads the Aggies in assists with four and has recorded 14 shots, six of which have been on frame.

UC Davis concluded the regular season with a 9-6-4 overall record and a 7-3 mark in the Big West to claim the North Division title.

The Aggies open the Big West Conference Tournament on Wednesday, hosting Cal State Fullerton - the second-seeded team in the South Division - at 2 p.m. at Aggie Soccer Field.