DeLand, Fla. - TopDrawerSoccer.com released its annual Conference Top 20s on Thursday, lists honoring its picks as the top 20 men's and women's soccer players in each NCAA Division I conference. Stetson midfielders Jonathan Mendoza (Bogota, Colombia) and Gonzalo de Mujica (Buenos Aires, Argentina) came in at #2 and #3, respectively, among A-Sun men's players while Hatters midfielder Alexis Hermosa (Orlando, Fla.) was tabbed as #10 on the women's side.
Mendoza and de Mujica have been the catalysts throughout their career for a Stetson program that has won 34 matches since the start of the 2008 season as well as the 2009 Atlantic Sun Conference championship. So far in 2011, Mendoza has already scored a career-high five goals while de Mujica has contributed two goals and three assists. The duo has tallied 17 of the team's 33 points between them.
Hermosa is also enjoying a career season for the Stetson women's soccer team as she ranks tied for second in the A-Sun with four goals on the year. For her career, Hermosa has totalled 18 points on eight goals and two assists, including 89th-minute game-winning strikes against UNF (Oct. 30, 2010 - A-Sun Quarterfinals) and FIU (Aug. 19, 2011).
The Stetson men's soccer team hosts the Stetson Soccer Classic this weekend with Furman (7:30 pm Friday) and Temple (2:00 pm Sunday) visiting the Hatters. Furman and Stetson also hook up in women's soccer at the Stetson Soccer Complex at 11:00 am Sunday; Hatter Vision and Live Stats for all matches this weekend (including the Jacksonville-Temple 5:00 pm Friday men's match) are available at GoHatters.com.
For the full lists of TopDrawerSoccer.com's A-Sun Top 20, click the links in the box.
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