ATLANTA--Georgia State men's
soccer freshman William Mellors-Blair was named to the Men's Freshmen Top 100
list by TopDrawerSoccer.com following a remarkable rookie campaign.
releases its list of the Top 100 freshmen players in the country at the midway
point and following the regular-season. Mellors-Blair was ranked No. 49 on the
postseason list and was one of just five Colonial Athletic Association freshmen
to be honored.
am always happy to see our guys honored and Will certainly deserves the
recognition," third-year head coach Brett Surrency said, "He has an incredible
work rate and I only see him improving throughout his time at GSU."
starred in his first season as a Panther earning Third Team All-CAA and CAA All-Rookie
Team honors. He led GSU with six assists on the season and owned a 0.33 assist
per game mark, both ranked him 83rd and 88th in NCAA men's
soccer respectively. He began the season strong by notching four assists in his
first three matches and led the nation in assists per game in the Sept. 13
Mellors-Blair, a native of Nottingham, England, added three goals on the year and was named the CAA Rookie of the Week after
his first week of matches. He added a game-winning goal, part of a two-goal
game in a 3-0 win vs. Georgia Southern, and led the team with 20 shots on goal.
He was second on the team to senior Alex Vivanco with 12 points.
Georgia State men's soccer team now prepares for the spring exhibition season.
Visit the men's soccer page on GeorgiaStateSports.com for the release of the
spring schedule and more updates throughout the offseason.