Timbers U-23s Mark Sherrod selected to 2012 PDL All-League Team

Sherrod caps standout season with additional league honors

Timbers U-23s Mark Sherrod Fraser Valley

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Ethan Erickson

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Timbers U-23s forward Mark Sherrod was selected to the 2012 Premier Development League All-League Team, it was announced today by United Soccer Leagues. The 2012 PDL All-League Team was selected through a vote of team management.

Selected as one of the PDL’s top performers from the league’s 73 teams this season, Sherrod finished his first season with the Timbers U-23s as one of the PDL’s top scorers with 10 goals and three assists during the 2012 regular season. He was named to the 2012 PDL All-Western Conference Team on Monday.

Sherrod, 21, became just the third player in Timbers U-23s history to score 10 or more goals in a single season and was the Western Conference’s leading scorer this season. He paced a Timbers U-23s attack that shared the Northwest Division lead in goals scored at 35 over 16 regular-season games. Additionally, he was twice named to the PDL Team of the Week (Weeks 2 and 3), including Player of the Week honors for Week 3.

The Timbers U-23s finished the 2012 season in second place in the PDL’s Northwest Division and reached the Western Conference semifinals for a second time in three seasons.

The Knoxville, Tenn., native becomes just the third player in Timbers U-23s team history to earn PDL All-League honors, joining former players Freddie Braun (2010) and Brent Richards (2009-11), who were both named to the PDL All-League Team in 2010.

Sherrod is one of three players from the Northwest Division listed on the 2012 PDL All-League Team.

2012 PDL ALL-LEAGUE TEAM

Pos. Name Team
GK Adam Grinwis Michigan Bucks
DF Max Gunderson Laredo Heat
DF Sebastian Ibeagha Carolina Dynamo
DF Kevin Cope Michigan Bucks
DF DeAndre Yedlin Seattle Sounders FC U23
MF Matt Friesen Kitsap Pumas
MF Jordan Green Kansas City Brass
MF Tom Catalano Michigan Bucks
FW Sullivan Silva Thunder Bay Chill
FW Deshorn Brown Reading United
FW Mark Sherrod Portland Timbers U-23s