David Opoku has been named to the Soccer America and College Soccer News All-Freshmen Second Teams it has been recently announced. The honors come on the heels of the UCSB forward being selected as the Big West’s Freshman of the Year.?
Opoku, who hails from Accra, Ghana, started 14 of 21 matches, scored two game-winning goals and needed only 31 shots to score his season total of six goals. He also had a pair of matches in which he scored a goal and an assist, one of them coming in the Big West Tournament semifinal overtime win over Cal Poly. In that contest, he scored the equalizer and had the game-winning assist.
?UCSB finished the 2010 season with a 14-5-3 record and won its first Big West Tournament title.
The Gauchos advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championships in what was their ninth consecutive year appearing in the tournament. ?