KANSAS CITY, Mo. (December 7, 2017) – United Soccer Coaches announced on Thursday the association’s 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s All-America Teams. Among the 37 All-Americans are two of Air Force’s own in junior midfielder Tucker Bone (1st team) and senior midfielder Oscar Chacon (3rd team).
The honors mark the first time that Falcons have been recognized as All-Americans in 20 years. The duo joins the elite ranks of six individuals (seven times) to earn All-America status with Air Force men’s soccer. Bone is the third first-team selection in the program’s 61-year history; he joins the current assistant coach, Chris Foster (class of 1989), as one-of-three elite first-team honorees. Chacon is the second third-teamer to join the coveted club.
The All-American selections helped lead Air Force to a program-best season, winning the WAC regular-season title and the team’s seventh visit to the NCAA tournament. The 2017 Falcons also boast a program-high 11-1 home record, 10 shutouts and program-record eight players to All-WAC teams.
This year’s NCAA Division I Men’s All-Americans will be formally acknowledged for their accomplishments at the All-America Luncheon on January 20, 2018 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in conjunction with the 2018 United Soccer Coaches Convention. In addition to today’s All-America Teams announcement, the 2017 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Men’s All-Region Teams have been posted in the “Awards Central” section of UnitedSoccerCoaches.org.