Warhawks News · 2015 Westerville Central graduate is 1st player in Capital Mens Soccer history to be named 1st Team All-American

Chewy Gordon is the All-Time leading scorer for the Warhawks with 39 Goals and 11 Assists. Chewy played from 2011-2014.

Chewy Gordon Achieves Goal of Becoming an All-American

Chewy Gordon became the first First Team All-American in Cap Men's Soccer history. (photo credit: Joe Maiorana)

Chewy Gordon became the first First Team All-American in Cap Men’s Soccer history. (photo credit: Joe Maiorana)

By: Ryan Gasser, sports information director

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Unbeknownst to many, senior forward Chewy Gordon entered the season with goals set for the team and himself. One of those personal goals was to end his career as an All-American. Today, he gets to live out that dream while accomplishing a first for the Capital University men’s soccer program.

On Thursday evening, Nov. 29, 2018, Chewy Gordon (Westerville, Ohio/Westerville Central) was named First Team All-American by the United Soccer Coaches (USC). He is now the first Capital men’s soccer player to earn First Team All-America honors in program history.

Gordon was named the 2018 Ohio Athletic Conference Forward of the Year behind a season in which he produced a record-setting 24 goals feeding into a season total of 49 points. In 18 games, he posted four hat tricks and had multiple goals in eight games. Nine of Gordon’s goals were game-winners, the most in a single season in program history and second-most in the country. Gordon finished his season tied for third in the nation in goals and led the OAC by eight.

Just days ago, Gordon was named First Team All-Region by the USC to feed into his historic season. He now is a two-time All-OAC first teamer, two-time all-region selection, and has been named to the Ohio Coaches Soccer Association All-Ohio Team once. His career line reads 47 goals, 43 assists, 94 points, and 18 game-winning goals.

Capital Men’s Soccer has had just one other player named All-America in its history, that being two-time All-American Steven McCarthy ’09. McCarthy was named a second teamer in 2007 and a third team selection in 2009. Gordon is now the first First Team All-American in Cap Men’s Soccer history.

Gordon was integral to Capital’s remarkable season in which the Crusaders were OAC co-regular season champions, earning a piece of the regular season championship for the first time since 2008. Capital then went on to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament and advanced to the Round of 32 for the second consecutive season.