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Hoppenot Named Soccer America MVP

Courtesy of Princeton Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Junior Anotine Hoppenot of the Princeton men's soccer team has been named to the Soccer America Men's MVP second team it was announced by the magazine and Web site on Friday, Dec. 24.

Hoppenot has racked up the awards this postseason after his tremendous play during the 2010 season. The Ivy League Player of the Year, Hoppenot was a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy, and is in contention for the Soccer News Net Player of the Year. He earned All-America honors by the NSCAA and College Soccer News. Hoppenot earned all-region honors and was a first-team All-Ivy selection.

The Princeton, N.J., native led the league in scoring with nine goals and five assists for 23 points. Hoppenot helped the Tigers to a 13-4-1 overall record and the program's first perfect 7-0 Ivy League record. He guided Princeton to its second straight NCAA Tournament appearance after winning a program record 12 consecutive games during the regular season.

Soccer America's MVPs were introduced in 1976 to honor the players who have had the biggest impact on their team's success regardless of position.

2010 Soccer America Men's MVP

MVPs First Team
G Zac MacMath, Maryland, Jr.
M Anthony Ampaipitakwong, Akron, Sr.
F Will Bruin, Indiana, Jr.
M Michael Farfan, North Carolina, Sr.
F Ethan Finlay, Creighton, Jr.
F Ryan Finley, Duke, Soph.
F Corey Hertzog, Penn State, Jr.
F Darlington Nagbe, Akron, Sr.
F Colin Rolfe, Louisville, Jr.
D Kofi Sarkodie, Akron, Jr.
D A.J.Soares, California, Sr.

MVPs Second Team
G Josh Ford, Connecticut, Sr.
D Jalil Anibaba, North Carolina, Sr.
M Nathaniel Baako, William & Mary, Sr.
D Austin Berry, Louisville, Jr.
M Tony Cascio, Connecticut, Jr.
F Levi Houapeu, UMBC, Sr.
F Antoine Hoppenot, Princeton, Jr.
M Arthur Ivo, SMU, Jr.
M Ryan Kinne, Monmouth, Sr.
F Ben Sippola, Butler, Sr.
F Amani Walker, UC Irvine, Sr.
D Andrew Wenger, Duke, Soph.