Area soccer stars earn All American honors

(KSDK Sports) -- The National Soccer Coaches Association of America has announced the 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire Men's All-America Teams for all three NCAA divisions, and there are some familiar names earning top honors.

Earning first team recognition this year is St. Louis native, Alec, "AJ" Cochran, who is a defender for the University of Wisconsin. Cochran, earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year honors and was named a first-team All-Big Ten performer for the second-straight season. Cochran who played his high school soccer at CBC High School and the Scott Gallagher Soccer Club earned the honor for his outstanding play over the past year.

Westpoint Junior goaltender Winston Boldt, was a two-time all-state selection while playing for John Burroughs High School, now he's a NSCAA Second Team All American.

Boldt started in all 18 games for the Black Knights this fall and contributed to a 12-3-3 overall record, helping Army collect 12 wins for just the fifth time in team history. He helped the Black Knights clinch their first Patriot League Championship spot since 1996, while notching five shutouts in league play. Army finished the year with six conference victories (6-2-1) for just the second time since joining the league in 1990.

Saint Louis Billiken junior forward Robert Kristo earned Third Team honors. He is the only Billiken to make any of the three teams.


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