Sophomores Thorleifur Ulfarsson and Peter Stroud of Duke men's soccer have been named NCAA Division I Men's All-Americans, per a Thursday release from United Soccer Coaches. Ulfarsson made the First Team, while Stroud made the Third Team.
Ulfarsson's recognition comes after a marquee season that saw him finish with 15 goals and one assist in 16 games, second highest in the NCAA in both goals and goals per game. The striker from Iceland also holds the ACC lead in points, points per game, goals and goals per game.
In addition, Ulfarsson is a MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist, an award given annually to the NCAA's most outstanding player by United Soccer Coaches and the Missouri Athletic Club. Semifinalists were announced Tuesday. Three finalists will be announced Dec. 15, and a winner will be chosen Jan. 7, 2022.
Stroud, a midfielder from Chester, N.J., started 19 of 20 games for the Blue Devils and played Duke's third-most minutes with 1717. His 12 points, four goals and four assists, are a career high, and he is the anchor and engine of the Blue Devils. Stroud is also a leader on the team as one of five captains.
As well as All-American honors, Ulfarsson and Stroud received numerous ACC honors. Ulfarsson was named ACC Offensive Player of the Year, while Stroud was named ACC Midfielder of the Year. They are also both members of the All-ACC First Team.
Further, on Tuesday it was announced that the two, in addition to ACC Freshman of the Year midfielder Shakur Mohammed and senior defender Ian Murphy, were given All-South Region honors. Ulfarsson and Stroud made the First Team, while Mohammed and Murphy made the Third Team.
Finally, Ulfarsson, Mohammed, Murphy and senior goaltender Eliot Hamill were invited and will be attending the Adidas MLS College Showcase from Dec. 10-12. Staff from every MLS club will be in attendance.
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Sasha Richie is a Trinity junior and a sports managing editor of The Chronicle's 118th volume.