Five Spartans Earn All-WAC Men's Soccer Honors

Seattle, Wash.----- Defender Andy Rios was one of five San Jose State University men's soccer players named to the 2018 Western Athletic Conference (WAC) all-conference team.
            Rios, a senior from Chowchilla, Calif., was the team's one first-team honoree. He is one of two Spartans to start in every regular season match, leads the team in minutes played with 1,646 minutes, and is tied for fourth on the team in scoring with two goals and one assist.
Both of Rios' goals are on penalty kicks. His penalty kick goal in the Houston Baptist match late in the second half gave the Spartans a 2-2 tie and a much-needed point in the conference standings to qualify for the WAC Tournament that begins on November 7.
Rios was a 2017 second-team All-WAC selection.
Sophomore Max Allen from Liverpool, England, was a second-team choice. The second-year midfielder scored his first major college goal, a match-winner in a 3-1 victory over conference foe Incarnate Word.
Sophomore Omar Lemus, junior Willy Miranda and senior Jonathan Partida were named honorable mention All-WAC. Lemus is the team's scoring leader with five goals and two assists. Miranda has three goals and one assist. Partida has one goal and three assists.
The 2018 awards mark the second consecutive season five Spartans received All-WAC honors.
            San Jose State begins its quest for the Western Athletic Conference Tournament championship, Wednesday, November 7 as the #6-seed. The Spartans' first-round opponent is host and #3-seed Seattle U. Match time is 7:00 p.m. (PT) with broadcast coverage on the WAC Digital Network and ESPN+