Thor Sveinbjornsson named to the Sun Belt All-Conference Team

Marqus Williams

Georgia Southern’s Thor Sveinbjornsson was named to the Preseason Sun Belt All-Conference Soccer Team this season as a junior.

Sveinbjornsson started all three of the Eagle’s games this season and was a key contributor to their 2-1 start to the season. His play is paramount for the Eagles as they try to capture their first ever conference championship in school history.

Sveinbjornsson leads the team in assists with three, showing off his exceptional passing abilities on the pitch to set up his teammates.

“I have good vision and I can make something happen for my teammates and that’s huge for us,” Sveinbjornsson said.

The Iceland native hopes he can be a catalyst for his team’s ultimate goal of making their first-ever appearance in the NCAA tournament. Sveinbjornsson likes to emulate his game after Italian legend Andrea Pirlo and Manchester United player Wayne Rooney.

With new Head Coach, John Murphy, the Eagles have gotten off to a good start and are confident they can keep the momentum going.

“I’m very happy with the team, my standards are very high and demanding, but just like football, basketball, or baseball there are no more easy games,” Murphy said.

Murphy knows he has a talented group at Georgia Southern. He also knows they need to give it their all to win the conference. Murphy puts an extra emphasis on passing efficiency and maximizing each pass’ potential to set up goals for each player.

The Eagles next game is Labor Day, Sep. 5, against Jacksonville. Their first home game of the season is Friday, Sep. 9 against James Madison University at Eagle Field at 4 p.m.