@FIUMensSoccer Standouts Santiago Patino and Joris Ahlinvi Named USC All-Region

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MIAMI – The FIU men’s soccer team placed two players on the United Soccer Coaches All-Southeast Region Team, announced by the organization on Wednesday. Senior forward Santiago Patino (Orlando, Fla./Freedom) was named to the All-Southeast Region second team, while junior midfielder Joris Ahlinvi (Gujan-Mestras, France) was a third team selection. Click here for complete United Soccer Coaches All-Southeast Region Release “I’m happy for Santi and Joris to be recognized for the second-straight year as All-Region selections,” said FIU men’s soccer Head Coach Kevin Nylen. “We always want team awards, but these individual awards are deserving.” Patino appeared in 16 games for the Panthers during the 2018 campaign, starting in all 16, and playing 1,294 minutes. He logged 90-or-more minutes eight times during the season. One of the best players in collegiate soccer, Patino finished the season third in Conference USA in goals scored (12) and second in goals-per-game (0.75). He is also fourth in C-USA in points with 26 (12g, 2a), and third in points-per-game (1.62). In addition, Patino finished 11th in the nation in goals-per-game and 15th in total goals. Patino netted seven goals on the year in league play, and recorded his fourth multi-goal match of 2018, and the 11th of his career, with two scores against FAU Oct. 29. In addition to his All-Region recognition, Patino was named the C-USA Golden Boot Award recipient – given to the top goal scorer in C-USA play – while also earning First Team All-Conference honors. Patino finished his exceptional FIU career having played in 69 games with 51 starts and recorded 83 points on 37 goals and nine assists. He ends his collegiate career ranked seventh on the Panthers’ all-time scoring list. Ahlinvi started in 16 of the 17 matches he has played in, logging 1,501 minutes and 90-or-more minutes 12 times. A native of France, Ahlinvi is second on the team in points with 17 points (7g, 3a), which is also good enough for a share of seventh in C-USA. …

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