by Benny Benton
WILSON, N.C. – Barton College midfielder Tolly Beatson has been named to the 2017 NCCSIA All-State Men's Soccer Team, the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association announced Wednesday.
A junior from London, England, Beatson was voted to the Second Team by NCCSIA's members. He joined 21 other players representing North Carolina schools on the two teams that made up this year's honorees for the College Division.
Beatson is receiving all-state acclaim for the first time in his career. He is the first Barton player chosen for the award since Dante De Luca and Erik Pajunk were both selected in 2014.
He was honored at the state level after earning all-conference recognition for the second time in his career. Beatson led the Bulldogs and ranked among the top five in Conference Carolinas in assists with seven. Three of those assists came in the same match, a 3-2 win over Emmanuel College. He also tallied three goals on the season.
In three seasons with the Bulldogs, Beatson has started 48 matches and played in 50. He has posted 10 career goals and 17 career assists while directing Barton's offensive efforts from his midfield position.
NCCSIA All-State College Division Men's Soccer Team
F: Jalen Jackson, Johnson & Wales
F: Sebastian Loibl, Mount Olive
F: Pol Vassart, Lees-McRae
M: Tom Deeley, Lees-McRae
M: Nathan Watt, Lees-McRae
M: Filipe Checco, Wingate
M: Sam Fanning, Johnson & Wales
D: Harvey McMorrow, Lees-McRae
D: Michael Hornsby, Queens
D: J.T. Fucci, Johnson & Wales
GK: Pablo Jara, Wingate
F: Edmundo Robinson, Queens
F: Ignacio de Goya, Lenoir-Rhyne
F: Elliot Cutts, Wingate
M: Lee Wattam, Chowan
M: Victor Cascon, Lenoir-Rhyne
M: Tolly Beatson, Barton
M: Josh Baker, Chowan
D: Damian Gaona, Wingate
D: Sercan Cihan, Lenoir-Rhyne
D: James Morgan, Lees-McRae
GK: Elliot Chadderton, Chowan