MEDIA, Pa. -- Four members of the national championship-winning Penn State Brandywine men's soccer team were named all-Americans by the United States Collegiate Athletic Association last week at the annual fall championships banquet. James Cellucci (Rosemont, Pa./Radnor) and Daniel Willie (Upper Darby, Pa./Upper Darby) were both first team selections, while Mohamed Camara (Drexel Hill, Pa./Upper Darby) claimed second team accolades and Brandon Crochunis (West Chester, Pa./West Chester East) earned honorable mention.
The highlight to Willie's season came Monday night when he scored the championship-clinching goal in overtime to send Brandywine to its first-ever national title with a 1-0 victory over Johnson & Wales (N.C.). He was named to the all-tournament team after scoring two goals in three matches overall during the tournament.
Also a first team all-conference selection, Willie was the third-leading scorer in USCAA Division II men's soccer with 24 goals and six assists for 54 total points. Willie netted at least one goal in 13 of his final 14 games, registering three hat tricks during that time, including a three-goal performance in the conference championship victory over Beaver on Oct. 31.
Willie scored the game-winning goal in six of Brandywine's 18 victories and appeared in 19 matches overall for the Lions during his sophomore season.
Cellucci, a three-year captain and four-year starting defender, played in all 21 of the team's games. He was the leader of the Brandywine defense that posted a 0.67 goals-against average, the third-lowest mark nationally. The Lions' defense produced 12 shutouts, while allowing opponents to average just five shots on goal per game.
Now a three-time USCAA All-American, Cellucci added four goals and tied Willie for sixth on the team with six assists during his final season at Brandywine. Cellucci started all 78 matches during his career, compiling nine goals and 10 assists for 28 points.
Camara set career highs in goals and assists during his sophomore season, while playing in all 21 games, including 19 as a starter. He ranked second on the team and tied for seventh in the USCAA with 16 goals and added seven assists, tied for the seventh-highest total nationally.
Camara registered at least one point in 17-of-21 matches and netted goals in six-straight games Sept. 23-Oct. 7. He owns 28 goals and 11 assists in two seasons at Brandywine.
Crochunis topped the team and tied for fifth in the USCAA with 10 assists. He added 14 goals, recording a career-high 38 points in 21 matches.
A USCAA All-Tournament Team selection, Crochunis headed in the game-winning goal against Berkeley College (N.Y.) to give Brandywine its first-ever national tournament victory and help the Lions win Pool B to advance to the title game.
Crochunis completed his four-year career at Brandywine with 79 total points (29G, 21A).
February 5, 2019 Greenawalt Tabbed As Brandywine Men’s Soccer Coach
December 20, 2018 Brandywine Places 34 Student-Athletes On PSUAC Fall Academic Team
December 6, 2018 Brandywine Ranked Fifth In USCAA Directors’ Cup Standings
November 15, 2018 Men’s Soccer Champions Feature Four USCAA All-Americans
November 12, 2018 USCAA MEN'S SOCCER NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
November 11, 2018 Brandywine Advances To USCAA Men’s Soccer National Championship Game
November 10, 2018 Crochunis Nets Game Winner; Brandywine Tops Berkeley 1-0
November 7, 2018 Cross Country, Soccer Teams Headed To USCAA National Championships
October 31, 2018 Brandywine Bests Beaver 6-1; Captures Third-Straight PSUAC Crown
October 26, 2018 Men’s Soccer Faces GA With Berth In PSUAC Title Game On The Line
October 23, 2018 Welden Earns PSUAC Goalkeeper Of The Week Honor
October 23, 2018 Brandywine Rallies To Edge Berkeley 2-1
October 19, 2018 Brandywine Blanks Saint Vincent 2-0; Continues Long Shutout Streak
October 9, 2018 Willie Named USCAA Men’s Soccer Player Of The Week
October 7, 2018 Brandywine Secures PSUAC Regular-Season Title
October 3, 2018 Willie Scores Four In Brandywine’s Senior Day Victory
October 2, 2018 Evan Roland Lands USCAA Player Of The Week Honor
September 30, 2018 Brandywine Runs Winning Streak To Five Games
September 29, 2018 Brandywine Routs Wilkes-Barre; Six Lions Have Multi-Goal Games
September 25, 2018 Willie Earns PSUAC Men’s Soccer Player Of The Week
September 23, 2018 Brandywine Posts Third-Straight PSUAC Shutout
September 22, 2018 Crochunis, Welden Key Brandywine Victory Over Beaver
September 19, 2018 Brandywine Rolls 9-0 In PSUAC Opener
September 17, 2018 Lions' Comeback Falls Short In 3-2 Setback
September 15, 2018 Brandywine Earns 2-2 Road Tie At Altoona
September 12, 2018 Brandywine Suffers First Loss At Abington
September 11, 2018 Crochunis, Welden Sweep PSUAC Weekly Men’s Soccer Honors
September 8, 2018 Second Half Flurry Lifts Brandywine Over Immaculata
September 5, 2018 Welden Lands USCAA Goalkeeper Of The Week Award
September 4, 2018 Joey Cairy Named PSUAC Men’s Soccer Player Of The Week
September 4, 2018 Brandywine Picks Up 5-1 Victory At Gwynedd Mercy
September 1, 2018 Brandywine Plays Manor To Draw In Opener
August 30, 2018 Men’s Soccer Hosts Manor Saturday In Season Opener
July 9, 2018 Men’s Soccer Welcomes 11-Member Recruiting Class
June 27, 2018 Men’s Soccer Reveals 2018 Schedule