December 5, 2012

Three Drovers named All-Americans




Perry Sansford

Sansford, also just a junior, pulls in All-America Third Team honors after leading the Drovers with 15 goals on the season.

Sansford not only led the 2012 Drovers, but also the Sooner Athletic Conference in goals and was named both SAC Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year.

One-third of those goals were game-winners, putting him 14th in the NAIA in game-winning goals. He ranks 37th in the NAIA in total goals.

In two years at USAO, Sansford has had 27 goals, seven assists and 11 game-winners. He is tied for second in the USAO history books in game-winners.

He is a physical education junior from Colchester, England. He is the son of Perry and Ordelia Sansford.

Bryan Byars

Leading the country in goals against average, Byars was named All-America Honorable Mention.

Byars, who finished the season having given up just 11 goals and collected 11 shut outs, also earned SAC Goalkeeper of the Year honors.

As just a sophomore, Byars is tied with his coach, Vizarelis, in USAO history in most career shutouts with 21. He’s also second in the record books in career goals against average at 0.651, third in career wins with 31 and tied for fourth in career saves with 114.

With a strong back line, Byars had 47 saves on the season and collected 14 wins. For his career at USAO, Byars has earned a record of 31-6-4.

Byars was named SAC Defensive Player of the Week twice this season and was named All-Conference First Team last year.

He is a physical education and business management sophomore and is the son of Danny and Pauline Byars of Oklahoma City.


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