Simon Gomez and Arnaud Cesarini Named to A-10 Pre-Season All-Conference Teams
Aug 22, 2013
Duquesne University senior Simon Gomez (Manizales, Colombia/Alonso) has been named to the 2013 Atlantic 10 Men's Soccer Pre-Season All-Conference Team as announced today by the league office. In addition, sophomore Arnaud Cesarini (Universite d'Aix-Marseille) was named to the A-10's All-Rookie Team.
Gomez is a two-time NSCAA All-Region choice and a two-time Atlantic 10 All-Conference honoree. Last year, despite missing six contests due to injury, he led the team with six assists, giving him 20 for his career which is second best all-time at Duquesne. He is currently sixth all-time in points with 56 and sixth in goals with 18.
Cesarini joins the Dukes with a wealth of experience abroad. The central midfielder captained Olympique de Marseille's youth team at The NextGen Series, a prestigious competition which features the top youth academies across Europe. He recently played at the highest amateur level in France.
In addition, the pre-season coach's poll was released and the Dukes were picked to finish seventh in the 12-team league.
The Dukes open the 2013 season on Friday, Aug. 30 as they host Longwood at 7:00 p.m. on Rooney Field.