Gardner-Webb's Al-Gashamy and Soerlie Earn Postseason Honors from the Big South Conference

Gardner-Webb's Al-Gashamy and Soerlie Earn Postseason Honors from the Big South Conference

CHARLOTTE – Gardner-Webb forward Ali Al-Gashamy earned first-team All-Big South Conference honors on Friday morning and midfielder Severin Soerlie was named to the Big South's All-Freshman Team.

The Big South's postseason awards were voted on by the league's head coaches.

Al-Gashamy (Kristiansand, Norway) wrapped up his career at Gardner-Webb in fine fashion, scoring nine goals and dishing off three assists as a redshirt senior. In 15 matches he managed 36 shots (21 on goal) and put three game-winners in the back of the net.

He netted a pair of goals in the season finale vs. Presbyterian (11/2), including the golden goal in the 102nd minute. Al-Gashamy scored 62 career points in 60 matches played over four years in Boiling Springs.

Al-Gashamy led the Big South in goals per game (0.60) and was tied for third with his nine goals scored. He also ranked second in points per game (1.40), second in game-winning goals and fourth in total points.

Soerlie (Drammen, Norway) was one of the top offensive threats for Gardner-Webb in his first season of action with the program. The redshirt freshman ranked second on the team with 10 points, was tied for second with three goals and paced the Runnin' Bulldogs with four assists.

He ranked second to Al-Gashamy with 26 shots (10 on goal) and ranked seventh in the Big South in assists.

Regular season champion Radford won three of the league's five major postseason awards, with Marc Reeves earning Coach of the Year, Jo Vetle Rimstad earning Defensive Player of the Year and Fraser Colmer earning Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

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