GALESBURG — Three key members of the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team’s Region IV championship squad were named to the All-Region IV Division II team for their play this season.
Forwards Jean Forestal (Ocoee, Fla./Ocoee) and Guylberson Camille (Key West, Fla./Key West) as well as goalkeeper Ben Hilton (West Sussex, England/Crawley Town Academy) were selected to the team after helping the Chargers to a school-record 16 wins, a No. 12 national ranking, the first region title in program history and the Chargers’ first appearance at the NJCAA Division II Men’s Soccer Championship.
Forestal was among the leading scorers in the country during his freshman season with the Chargers. He led NJCAA Division II with eight game-winning goals, was second in the country with a school-record 27 total goals (one behind the national leader) and finished fourth in the nation with a school-record 60 points. He tallied 72 shots on the season, good for sixth nationally.
Forestal scored in 14 of Sandburg’s 21 games and had multi-goal efforts in eight contests. He scored four goals in a game twice — Sept. 7 against Kankakee and Oct. 30 against Elgin in the Chargers’ Region IV tournament quarterfinal — and added a hat trick in a 6-0 victory Oct. 2 against Lake County.
Camille, a sophomore, earned his second straight all-region nod after finishing among the nation’s leaders in several offensive categories. He tied for second in the country with 12 assists, added 19 goals (eighth in the country) and was seventh nationally with 50 points. Camille’s 68 shots were 10th in NJCAA Division II, and he netted three game-winning goals.
Camille scored in 12 of the 20 games in which he played, and he recorded a goal or assist in 16 of them. He finished with five multi-goal games, including hat tricks Sept. 7 against Kankakee and Sept. 28 at Richard J. Daley. Camille also had three assists in the win at Daley.
One of the top keepers in the nation, Hilton tied for third in the country with 15 wins and allowed just 12 goals in his 19 appearances in net. Hilton’s 0.72 goals against average tied him for sixth in the country, and he was ninth in NJCAA with an .840 save percentage, making 63 stops on 75 shots on goal. The freshman recorded four shutouts this season, including back-to-back clean sheets Oct. 13 at South Suburban and Oct. 16 against Kishwaukee.