MONTGOMERY, Ala. ---- Rising juniors Vignir Johannesson and Taian Souza have been selected the Auburn University at Montgomery men's soccer teams 2012 Team Captains, head coach Wulf Koch announced on Friday.
"The character of these two young men made this decision an easy one," Koch said. "They displayed tremendous leadership during the fall and current spring both on and off the field. The set a positive example everyday on the field, in the classroom and in the community, which makes them highly respected by their teammates. They will both be outstanding representatives for our team during the 2012 season and for Auburn Montgomery."
In his first season with the Warhawks, Johannesson was a stalwart in goal, earning Southern States Athletic Conference Second-Team honors. He appeared in 1869:53 minutes and allowed just 30 goals. The native of Kopavogur, Iceland, finished with 72 saves, a mark which ranked fourth in the SSAC. He also recorded 3.5 shutouts on the season, including an eight-save shutout victory over NAIA Tournament qualifier Belhaven.
A member of the SSAC All-Academic team last season, Souza was an anchor on the AUM defense. A physical defender from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, helped the Warhawks allow just 241 shots and 33 goals on the year. Souza also added 16 shots on the year, including five on goal.
The Warhawks finished the 2011 campaign with a 12-5-4 overall record and a No. 12 ranking in the final NAIA Coaches' Top 25 Poll.