By: Kelly Shipp
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The University of Denver's Andre Shinyashiki was named a First Team All-American by the United Soccer Coaches, the organization announced Thursday.
Shinyashiki, a senior forward for the Pioneers, becomes the 17th Summit League men's soccer student-athlete to be named an All-American and the fifth to earn first-team honors. He becomes the first men's soccer All-American from The Summit League since Reagan Dunk of Denver earned first-team honors in 2016.
Shinyashiki is a three-time First Team All-Summit League performer and was named the Summit League Player of the Year in each of the past two seasons. On Wednesday he earned his second straight First Team All-West Region honor after an impressive senior campaign.
The Denver captain had a historic season for the Pioneers, leading the country in multiple categories including goals scored (28), total points (60) and game-winning goals (11). Shinyashiki also broke numerous Summit League single-season records including goals, goals per game (1.33), game-winning goals, total points and points per game (2.86). His career numbers are equally impressive as he ends his collegiate career tied for the most career goals (51) and most points (117) in Summit League history.
In the classroom, the Senior CLASS Award Finalist has helped lead the Pioneers to the top-grade point average in the country for three consecutive seasons. Shinyashiki is a three-time member of the Summit League Honor Roll and an honoree of the Summit League Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence.
A complete list of the 2018 United Soccer Coaches All-America teams can be found HERE.