WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Junior defender Jacob VanCompernolle was named second-team All-South Atlantic by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America on Tuesday.

VanCompernolle, a native of Dallas, Texas, adds this recognition to his haul this fall that also included first-team honors from the Colonial Athletic Association and the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association.

“This is another well-deserved honor for Jacob,” said UNCW Head Coach Aidan Heaney. “He was an outstanding performer for us this season and is deserving of this recognition. He brings passion and determination every day to training and games and really leads by example. I am delighted that other coaches also recognize what a talented soccer player he is.”

The Seahawks, who were picked fifth in the league’s Coaches Preseason Order of Finish, advanced to the CAA postseason tournament for the second consecutive season with a second-place finish, just one point behind regular season and tournament champion Drexel.

VanCompernolle was one of two Seahawks to start all 17 games this season and finished with a goal and three assists. He steered a defensive back line that allowed just 4.8 shots on goal per game.

The CAA was well represented on the All-Region squad with 12 players earning All-Region honors, including four on the first team and five on the second. Three schools earned NCAA tournament bids with William & Mary and Delaware joining conference champion Drexel.