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Pitt’s Kizza, Ordonez Named to ACC All-Tournament Team

Pitt's Arturo Ordonez (5) made the All-ACC Tournament team - Photo by Jared D. Todhunter

Junior Edward Kizza and freshman Arturo Ordonez of the University of Pittsburgh men’s soccer team were named to the 2019 ACC All-Tournament Team as announced by the league Sunday.

Kizza and Ordonez become the first Pitt players to be named to the ACC All-Tournament Team following the Panthers’ run in the ACC Tournament.

Pitt was knocked out by No. 1 Clemson Wednesday, Nov. 13, dropping a 1-0 decision to the top seed. Clemson would lose in the final, 3-1, to Virginia on Sunday. 

Kizza, a two-time All-ACC First Team selection, is tied for second in the Pitt record book for career goals (30) and leads the team this season in points (26) and goals (11). Kizza has three double-scoring games and has found the back of the net on eight occasions.

Ordonez, an All-Freshman Team selection, has played a major role in the Panthers’ success this season as a defender. The freshman has started in 16 games this season, logging 1,411 minutes.

2019 ACC Men’s Soccer All-Tournament Team

Nathaniel Crofts, Virginia

Bret Halsey, Virginia

Cabrel Happi Kamseu, Virginia

Henry Kessler, Virginia

James Brighton, Clemson

Tanner Dieterich, Clemson

Philip Mayaka, Clemson

Edward Kizza, Pitt

Arturo Ordonez, Pitt

Michael DeShields, Wake Forest

Joey DeZart, Wake Forest

Tournament MVP – Henry Kessler, Virginia

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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