PHILADELPHIA—On Friday, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced its selections to the Division I All-Mid-Atlantic Teams. Among the honorees were Temple senior Tyler Witmer (Wernersville, Pa./Conrad Weiser) and junior Cody Calafiore (Howell, N.J./Howell/Monmouth), as both were tabbed to the second team.
In his final year as an Owl, Witmer finished second on the team in scoring; having four goals and a team-high three assists to finish with 11 points. Back on Oct. 1, the Wernersville, Pa. native led the Owls to victory over Howard in the team’s final non-conference match of the season.
The senior forward, who ranks ninth all-time in goals scored at Temple with 23 career tallies, did not miss a game in his four-year career until this season. In the four games Witmer scored a goal this season, the Owls were 4-0-0, extending Temple’s undefeated streak when he tallied a score to eight straight, dating back to 2010.
The recognition for Witmer marks the second time this postseason that he was selected for an honor. Following the regular season, Witmer was given A-10 Honorable Mention for the second straight season.
Calafiore entered this season as one of 42 players in the nation to be selected to the Herman Trophy Watch List. Despite suffering an injury in the early portion of the season, the native of Howell, N.J. was still able to lead the Owls in scoring, having a career-high six goals and two assists on the year.
The junior midfielder was instrumental in Temple’s run to a second straight Atlantic 10 Tournament, as he scored four game-winning goals for the Owls over the course of the season, including the penalty kick tally against La Salle on Nov. 4, which clinched the Owls’ spot in postseason. Since transferring from Monmouth (N.J.), Calafiore has a total of 11 goals and 6 assists since arriving at Temple.