Warwick Soccer Star Wenger Returns

Andrew Wenger, Warwick 2008 graduate and Herman Trophy winner as the nation’s top D1 Soccer player in 2011 for Duke University and now professional soccer player for the Philadelphia Union was in Lancaster County last week. Here is Channel 11’s news coverage of his autograph session at Angelo’s Soccer Corner, where he actually used to work.

Listen to the crowd on this replay of Wenger scoring in his debut game with the Philadelphia Union last week with the announcer making the call:

You may recall that Andrew was voted the National High School Player of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Athletic Association . He was also a two-time NSCAA/adidas High School All-America selection … finished his scholastic career with 45 goals and 39 assists for 129 points … selected to the U-20 U.S. National Team in 2008 … picked for the U-17 U.S. National Team in 2007 … the U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-17/U-18 All-Academy Starting Eleven in 2008 … also voted to the NSCAA/adidas Youth All-America Team for his play with the Pennsylvania Classics … ranked 21st in the 2009 recruits by Top Drawer Soccer.com … a three-time Lancaster Lebanon League First Team All Star … selected to the Pennsylvania All-State team as a junior and a senior … named the Pennsylvania State Player of the Year as a senior … helped lead Warwick High School to the Pennsylvania State Championship his freshman season … voted as the EPYSA ODP Team Captain … earned a spot on the Olympic Development Region I Team … an ESP All Star in 2007 … a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born James Andrew Wenger on December 25, 1990 in Lancaster, Pa. … son of Jim and Kathy Jo Wenger … has one brother, Jonathan, and a sister, Elizabeth … mother Kathy Jo Gibbel graduated from Duke in 1983.

Here is a review of his sterling career at Duke:

Duke career: Played and started all 63 games … played all but 131 minutes over the course of the three seasons … owns 21 goals and 13 assists for 55 points … played center back his first two seasons and forward as a junior … 2011 Hermann Trophy winner … NSCAA All-America first team in 2010 and 2011 … 2009 ACC Freshman of the Year … 2010 ACC Defensive Player of the Year … 2011 ACC Offensive Player of the Year … is tied for first at Duke in single season goals with 17 … 42 points in 2011 rank fifth all-time in Duke soccer single-season history … All-ACC first team selection in 2009, 2010, 2011 … 2011 Capital One Academic All-America first team … NSCAA Scholar All-America first team … three-time All-ACC Academic team honoree … named 2011 ACC Men’s Soccer Athlete of the Year.

2011: Started all 22 games … Hermann Trophy winner as the nation’s top Division I player … selected first in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft by Montreal Impact … moved to forward after two years at center back … led Duke’s offense with 17 goals and 42 points … 17 tallies tied the Duke single-season record and 42 points rank fifth in Duke single-season history … voted to the NSCAA All-America first team for the second consecutive season … honored as the ACC Offensive Player of the Year … became the first player in ACC history to win three major awards after taking home the ACC Defensive Player of the Year and ACC Freshman of the Year honors in 2010 and 2009, respectively … earned NSCAA All-South region first team recognition … collected All-ACC first team honors and is the third player in Duke history to earn first team accolades each of his first three seasons … named to College Soccer News All-America first team … picked up Capital One Academic All-America first team honors and was named ACC Men’s Soccer Scholar Athlete of the Year … registered at least one point in 11 games and twice had a career-high seven points … posted a hat trick versus Clemson (Sept. 16) and NC State (Oct. 7) … named ACC Player of the Week after his seven points in win over Tigers … also picked as ACC Player of the Week after notching four goals in two assists in victories over UNC Wilmington and Wake Forest … had four game-winners for the year … compiled five multiple-goal games and had a hand in 25 of Duke’s 44 goals.

2010: Started all 20 games at center back … selected to NSCAA All-America first team … a Hermann Trophy semifinalist … voted the ACC Defensive Player of the Year … named to the All-ACC first team … earned NSCAA All-South Region first team recognition … garnered All-America first team recognition from College Soccer News … named to Soccer America MVPs second team … voted to Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week on Sept. 27 … selected to Duke/Nike Classic All-Tournament Team … led team in minutes played (1,866) … went the distance in 17 of the 20 games … helped anchor defense to six shutouts … registered assist on game-tying goal against then No. 2 Virginia (9/11) … also had an assist against Furman (10/26) … named to All-ACC Academic Team … ACC Academic Honor Roll selection.

2009: Started all 21 matches, helping to anchor Blue Devil defense … voted the ACC Freshman of the Year and to the All-ACC first team and ACC All-Freshman team … also selected to the Soccer America and TopDrawerSoccer.com All-Freshman teams … finished the year with four goals, including three game winners, and three assists for 11 points…led the team in minutes played with 1,896 … registered his first collegiate point with an assist against UNC Wilmington (9/22) … scored the game-winning goal against Michigan State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to lead Duke to the round of 16 …picked to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week after his performance against the Spartans … tallied the game-winner against UNC Greensboro (10/13) and had a career-high two goals versus Presbyterian (10/28) … a member of the All-ACC Academic Team.