Tulsa’s Cristian Mata named to Soccer America All-Freshman first team
By Staff Reports
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Tulsa forward Cristian Mata was tabbed to the Soccer America All-Freshman first team.
The Union High School graduate is TU’s first first-team selection, while Austin Neil was a second-team honoree in 2008.
Mata had a team-best 14 goals, including five game-winners, and six assists for 34 points as true freshman. He ranked ninth in points per game (1.7), 12th in total points, 13th in goals per game (0.7) and total goals, and 83rd in total assists among the nation's best.
Mata was the Conference USA Freshman of the Year, was an All-C-USA first team and C-USA All-Freshman team selection, was a two-time C-USA Offensive Player of the Week honoree.
Cristian Mata had a team-best 14 goals, including five game-winners. JAMES GIBBARD/Tulsa World file