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)
|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|
|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|
|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|