TREVECCA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
2003-2004 Season Review
Overall: 10-9-2 TranSouth: 4-2-1 (2nd of 8)
Postseason: TranSouth Tournament: Eliminated by Cumberland (First Round)
NAIA Region XI Tournament: Eliminated by Cumberland (First Round)
NAIA All-American Honorable Mention: Mariano Monzu
All-Region XI First Team: Mariano Monzu
All-TranSouth First Team: Mauricio Dos Santos, Mariano Monzu
NAIA Scholar-Athlete: Aaron Reynolds, Esteban Gonzalez
TranSouth All-Academic: Aaron Reynolds, Esteban Gonzalez, Mariano Monzu, Elorza Gonzalo, Dean Ward, Paolo Couto, Jonathon Duranceau, Ignacio Ara, Santiago Norte, Josh Boice
Mountaineer Cup All-Tournament: Mariano Monzu, Jeremy Watson, Mauricio Dos Santos
Mountaineer Cup Tournament MVP: Paolo Couto
Coming off the team's first winning season in Trevecca men's soccer history, the Trojans began the 2003 season looking for another winning season and much more. Nine seniors led the way as the soccer team graduated its first four-year athletes in Trevecca men's soccer history. Those nine seniors would lead a men's soccer squad not only to another winning season but also to the most successful season since Trevecca restarted soccer four years ago.
After opening the season with an 11-2 victory over Atlanta Christian College, the Trojans lost two in a row before rebounding with the best stretch of soccer in school history. Trevecca won 7 of the next 9 matches, including victories over conference foes Cumberland, Freed-Hardeman, and Martin Methodist.
During the stretch senior Mauricio Dos Santos was named Player of the Week for the TranSouth, Region XI, and NAIA. Dos Santos led the TranSouth Conference in goals (27), goals per game (1.5), points (57), and points per game (3.2). Nationally, Dos Santos finished 3rd in goals scored and 5th in points per game. After missing the first five games due to an ankle injury, freshman Erick Oduor scored four goals in his first two games. Oduor still managed to finish tied for the lead in the TranSouth Conference with 11 assists for the season. Nationally, Odur finished 12th in assists (.76) per game.
The Trojans finished the regular season tied for second place in the TranSouth Athletic Conference. The strong finish allowed Trevecca to host its first TranSouth Conference Tournament game. Despite the home field advantage as Cumberland upset Trevecca.
The loss did not end the season; the Trojans' regular season play was good enough to earn an at-large bid to the Region XI Tournament. It was Trevecca's first berth in the Region XI Tournament. Again, Cumberland was the visitor and again the Bulldogs advanced with a win over Trevecca.
Senior forward Mauricio Dos Santos and junior midfielder Mariano Monzu earned 2003 All-TranSouth First Team honors. Monzu was selected to the All-Region XI First Team and to the NAIA All-American Honorable Mention. Monzu is the first men's soccer player in Trevecca history to garner All-Region and All-American honors. Ten Trojans made the TranSouth All-Academic Team including Aaron Reynolds, Esteban Gonzalez, Mariano Monzu, Elorza Gonzalo, Dean Ward, Paolo Couto, Jonathon Duranceau, Ignacio Ara, Santiago Norte, and Josh Boice. The ten Trojan All-Academic members are the most ever-in Trevecca men's soccer history. Seniors Aaron Reynolds and Esteban Gonzalez went on to earn NAIA All-Academic honors.
Overall, the Trevecca men's soccer team finished the year with its second consecutive winning season. A final overall record of 10-9-2 and TranSouth record of 4-2-1 combined with a berth into the Region XI Tournament capped the best season in Trevecca men's soccer history.