Best Male Newcomer
Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 02:05
1. Roberto Giménez (soccer)
Spaniard Roberto Giménez, a sophomore forward, led Delaware’s soccer team, along with Evans Frimpong, all the way to UCLA this past fall. Giménez scored 10 goals in the 18 games he played. He was second in scoring, behind the CAA Player of the Year, Frimpong. Giménez led the team with seven assists and he won the CAA Rookie of the Year and Rookie of the Week three times.
Giménez’s highlights include scoring two goals and two assists at Navy and adding another goal against Canisius in the same week. He was there again with a game-winning goal against Georgia State the next week to make it two straight weeks as CAA Rookie of the Week.
Giménez was injured in October, but came off the bench against Drexel to score the Hens’ only goal of the game. He started the next game against Hofstra and scored two goals late, including one in the 89th minute.
Giménez scored his final goal of the year against UNC Wilmington to cap off a very successful first year for the Hens. Giménez’s goals came in spurts for Delaware this year, but many of them were key goals to jump start the Hens attack.
Giménez and Frimpong found their chemistry in the middle of the year. In a crucial game against William and Mary with CAA tournament seeding on the line, Giménez delivered the ball to the box near Frimpong, but went to Kyle Ellis instead, who passed to Frimpong for a bicycle kick past the goalie. The Hens will be without Frimpong moving onto the North American Soccer League next year, but have a junior that is ready to carry the load in Giménez.
2. Jarvis Threatt (basketball)
Jarvis Threatt was included in the CAA All-Rookie Team for his successes this year. He was third on the Delaware men’s basketball team in scoring averaging 10.7 points per game. He led the team with 41 steals and started in two games. He was the Hens best player off the bench, playing in all but one game and averaged 23.9 minutes a game. He led the Hens in free throw percentage, hitting .818 percent of his shots.
Threatt was CAA Player of the Week four times and College Sports Madness CAA Player of the Week once. He made the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Freshman All-American Team. Threatt broke out against Howard scoring 17 points, his highest total in the first 10 games. Against Georgia State, he put away 30 in a double overtime win.
Threatt is expected to play a bigger role next year on a team that only lost two players.
3. Kyle Anderson (basketball)