Balogun, Panton Land on All-South Atlantic Region Team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Senior Khalid Balogun and junior Roshawn Panton each gained a spot on the 2019 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III All-South Atlantic Region Team, the organization announced today (Dec. 2). 

Balogunwas selected to the First Team for the second consecutive season and has been named to the All-Region Team in all four years of his Seahawk career.Pantonlanded on the Second Team for his first All-Region nod. To date, St. Mary’s College has notched 23 all-region awards by 11 different players.

Balogun closed out his impressive Seahawk career as a four-time all-conference pick, earning first-team awards each of the last three seasons. In addition, Balogun was named the CAC Rookie of the Year in 2016 to go along with his Offensive Player of the Year award that he earned this season.

The 6-4 forward led the team and the CAC in points with 36, and goals with 16. The Bowie, Maryland native was named the CAC Offensive Player of the Week three times this season. Over his four-year career, Balogun has recorded 93 points, 37 goals, 19 assists, and five game-winning goals. Lastly, Balogun grabbed the second-ever All-America honor for the St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s soccer program last season and is eligible for the prestigious award once again with his First Team All-South Atlantic Region selection this year.

Pantonproved to be a dangerous scoring threat for the Seahawk offense and was selected to his first All-Region team and second-straight All-CAC First Team. The 5-7 forward notched 10 goals and two assists for a total of 22 points. His total in points was third on the team and third in the CAC, while his mark in goals was second on the team and the conference. The Bowie, Maryland native was also named the CAC Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 28.

The Seahawks finished their 2019 campaign with a 12-6-2 (5-4-1 CAC) overall record for their fourth consecutive 10-win season and earned the third seed in the 2019 CAC Tournament.

To view the complete All-Region Men’s Soccer Teams, clickhere.

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