Watson named NAIA Third Team All-American
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Watson named NAIA Third Team All-American

LEBANON, Tenn.--Cumberland senior Tyler Watson was voted NAIA Third Team All-American by the NAIA Men’s Soccer Selection Committee on Wednesday, as announced by the national office. He becomes the first two-time NAIA All-American in program history.

The Simi Valley, Calif., native is one of, if not the most decorated men's soccer player in school history. Watson has now earned two NAIA All-American honors, Mid-South Conference First Team three times, Mid-South Conference Freshman of the Year, four Acadmice All-Mid-South Conference awards, and a three-time NAIA Scholar-Athlete. 

This season, Watson led the team in goals with 12 in 18 games played with five assist for a team-high 29 points from his midfield position. Watson recorded two goal performances at home against Life and at home against Thomas More while netting four game-winning goals this season. 

He finishs his career with 36 goals scored, 21 assists, and 93 points each fourth-best in school-history.

Sondre Risa, Brian McNamara, and Bakary Bagayoko are the other All-Americans in program history.

2021 NAIA Men’s Soccer All-America Teams (Alphabetical order by institution)

FIRST TEAM        
Name School Hometown Year Position
Stefano Camerlengo Central Methodist (Mo.) Pescara, Italy SO Goalkeeper
Marcos German Central Methodist (Mo.) Madrid, Spain SR Defender
Alessandro Salvadego Central Methodist (Mo.) Belluno, Italy SO Forward
Cristobal Molina Campo Keiser (Fla.) Seville, Spain JR Defender
Lucas Jacobs Keiser (Fla.) Breda, Netherlands JR Forward
Luka Gluscevic Missouri Valley Belgrade, Serbia SR Midfielder
Alejo Binaghi Mobile (Ala.) Buenos Aires, Argentina 5th Year Forward
Julio Belo Oklahoma Wesleyan Belo Horizonte, Brazil 5th Year Defender
Luka Lukic Oklahoma Wesleyan Beograd, Serbia FR At-Large
Stefan Lukic Oklahoma Wesleyan Suljam, Serbia 5th Year Midfielder
Juan Ruiz Cabello William Carey (Miss.) Malaga, Spain SO Midfielder
Name School Hometown Year Position
Gyorgy Kamaras Baker (Kan.) Mogyorod, Hungary FR Forward
Liam Gibbs Columbia College (Mo.) North Yorkshire, England SR Goalkeeper
Aaron Fernandez Columbia College (Mo.) Wimbledon, England SO Defender
Will Harris Indiana Tech Coventry, England JR Defender
Alejandro Varela Sabio Keiser (Fla.) La Coruna, Spain SO Midfielder
Nathaniel Onyina Opoku Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) Accra, Ghana SO Forward
Mateus Pasquantonio Mid-America Christian (Okla.) Sao Paolo, Brazil SR Midfielder
Mike Moser Missouri Valley Thun, Switzerland SO At-Large
Ewan McLauchlan Rio Grande (Ohio) Aroch, Scotland SR Midfielder
Fernando Arzeno St. Thomas (Fla.) Buenos Aires, Argentina SR Forward
Andrew Robles Vanguard (Calif.) Tustin, Calif. SR Defender
THIRD TEAM        
Name School Hometown Year Position
Toby Millward Bellevue (Neb.) Kings Lynn, England SR Midfielder
Oumar Sissoko Bellevue (Neb.) Bamako, Mali JR Forward
Tyler Watson Cumberland (Tenn.) Simi Valley, Calif. SR Midfielder
Paul-Florian Efang Lyon (Ark.) Lyon, France SR Defender
Rodrigo Albuquerque Mid-America Christian (Okla.) Recife, Brazil SR Forward
Angel Almiron Mobile (Ala.) Asuncion, Paraguay 5th Year Defender
Antoine Bedos Mobile (Ala.) Paris, France 5th Year Goalkeeper
Rodrigo Paredes Mobile (Ala.) Asuncion, Paraguay 5th Year Midfielder
Marcel Lengert Northwestern (Iowa) Siegen, Germany SO Defender
Juan Manuel Collazo St. Thomas (Fla.) Montevideo, Uruguay 5th Year At-Large
Silvio Xavier William Carey (Miss.) Belo Horizonte, Brazil SR Forward