Cooksley and Enstrom Honored by United Soccer Coaches|
Dec. 4, 2017
Complete All-Great Lakes Region Teams
QUEENS, N.Y. - A month after claiming major end-of-season awards from the BIG EAST, Harry Cooksley and David Enstrom have been recognized by United Soccer Coaches for their efforts on the pitch this past campaign. Cooksley earned a spot on the All-Great Lakes Region First Team, while Enstrom found a spot on the All-Region Third Team.
Cooksley, the BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year, earns a place on the All-Region First Team after excelling in an injury-shortened campaign for the Red Storm. Despite playing in just 14 of the team's 18 games, Cooksley still tied for the team lead in points with 16 after registering four goals and eight assists. The senior's eight assists tied for the highest single-season total by a St. John's player since Matt Groenwald dished out nine in the College Cup season of 2003. Cooksley earned All-Region recognition for the second-straight year, finding a spot on the All-Region Second Team a season ago.
Enstrom became the ninth player in Red Storm history and the first since 2008 to earn BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year accolades. With the Stockholm, Sweden, native anchoring the backline, St. John's led the BIG EAST and ranked 15th nationally in goals against average (0.71) while tallying eight shutouts. Those eight clean sheets ranked second in the league and were the most for a St. John's club since 2013. Enstrom also chipped in on the offensive end, registering a goal and an assist. The Buffalo transfer's lone tally of the year came at a crucial time, as he headed home the game winner against No. 10/7 Georgetown on Oct. 28 at Belson Stadium.
As a team, the Red Storm turned in its best BIG EAST effort since 2009, compiling a 5-2-2 record and finishing third behind Georgetown and Butler, both of whom were mainstays in the national rankings this season.