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Holmes, Livesey and Wattis Named USC Soccer All-Americans

Three men's soccer player head shots of USC All-Americans

The United Soccer Coaches released its Junior College Division III Men's Soccer All-Americans Dec. 7 with three Genesee Community College Cougars making the grade.

Glenn Holmes, Charlie Livesey, and Ben Wattis were all selected to soccer's highest individual accolade and it marked the second time within the week that the trio was named as all-Americans after the National Junior College Athletic Association also tabbed all three as well.

Holmes co-captained the Cougars to the NJCAA title and led the nation among all defenseman in the country in points with 32 and in goals with 13 in earning first-team accolades.  

Joining Holmes as a USC First Team All-American was GCC forward Livesey, who set a single season school record for assists with 26. That total was seven more than anyone else in the nation for 2017. Livesey led the Cougars in goals, assists and points and his totals ranked him nationally as No. 1 in assists with 26, No. 4 in points with 60 and tied for No. 16 in goals with 17.

Wattis, who scored the team's first goal in the Cougars' national championship semifinal game to help them advance to the championship game, was named as a USC Second Team All-American.

The United Soccer Coaches (formerly known as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America / NSCAA) is an organization of American soccer coaches founded in 1941. It is the largest soccer coach's organization in the world, with more than 30,000 members. The NSCAA was rebranded as United Soccer Coaches about four months ago in early August and is based out of Kansas City, Mo. While recognizing teams and athletes in the NCAA, NAIA, NCCAA and NJCAA.