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MAAC Offensive Player of the Year Sindre Ek Headlines 2012 All-MAAC Menís Soccer Team
Courtesy: MAAC Sports  
Release: 11/07/2012
Courtesy: MAAC Sports

Poughkeepsie, N.Y. - Siena College senior forward Sindre Ek has been selected as the 2012 MAAC Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Year by the league's head coaches and headlines this season's All-MAAC First Team.

Ek earned this award after finishing the regular season tied for first place on the MAAC scoring chart with 12 goals and five assists for 29 points for the Saints. 

Joining Ek with First Team All-MAAC honors is Niagara University's Rene DeZorzi, the 2012 MAAC Defensive Player of the Year.  DeZorzi, a senior, started all of the Purple Eagles' 16 games this season and is third on the team in scoring with four goals and four assists for 12 points.

Niagara's Brett Petricek was chosen as the 2012 MAAC Goalkeeper of the Year.  Petricek, a senior, led the league during the regular season with his 0.76 goals against average and .856 save percentage.  He has also recorded 77 saves this season for the Purple Eagles.

Larry Ndjock from Loyola University Maryland was named the 2012 MAAC Rookie of the Year.  Ndjock, a forward for the Greyhounds finished the year tied for first place with Ek on the MAAC scoring chart with 13 goals and three assists for 29 points.

Ek, DeZorzi and Ndjock all earned spots on the All-MAAC First Team.  Loyola's Gerwyn Jones and Fairfield University's Jonny Raj claimed spots at the back position. Midfielders include Franklin Castellanos from Iona College, Connor Thompson from Loyola, Gavin Falconer from Canisius College and James Beeston from Siena. Noah Sadaoui from Saint Peter's University earned a slot at forward, while Fairfield's Michael O'Keeffe is the goalkeeper.

Joining Petricek on the All-MAAC Second Team are five backs: Robbie Krohmer from Iona, Josh Faga from Marist College, Roberto Andersson from Niagara, and Falko Friedrichs and Jannis Opalka from Siena. At midfield are Alvaro Torrecilla and Ignacio Maganto from Iona and Kenny Cooper from Niagara. Forwards are represented by Ansger Otto from Iona, Stephan Brossard from Marist, Stephen Dooley from Loyola and Callum Willmott from Niagara.

On the All-Rookie team, the backs include: George Newton from Fairfield, Simon Laugsand from Marist, Matt Needham from Siena and Alex Decarolis from Canisius.  Darren Cooper from Niagara, Dominic Marshall from Loyola and Yannic Fallack from Rider University are the midfielders.  Ndjock, Siena's Tom Allen and Cesar Ceja are the forwards, while Siena's Damian Liesemann has the goalkeeper duties.

Siena head coach Gareth Elliott was named the 2012 Anaconda Sports MAAC Coach of the Year.  In his fifth season at the helm of the Saints, he has led the team to an overall record of 10-6, including a 6-1 mark in the MAAC, and the second seed in the 2012 MAAC Men's Soccer Championship. Heading to the MAAC Championship, Elliott owns a record of 42-39-9 at the Loudonville, N.Y., school.

 

2012 MAAC Men's Soccer Awards

 

Offensive Player of the Year

Sindre Ek, Siena

 

Defensive Player of the Year

Rene DeZorzi, Niagara

 

Goalkeeper of the Year

Brett Petricek, Niagara

 

Rookie of the Year

Larry Ndjock, Loyola

 

Anaconda Sports MAAC Coach of the Year

Gareth Elliott, Siena                                                     

FIRST TEAM

Player

School

Position

Gerwyn Jones

Loyola

Back

Rene DeZorzi

Niagara

Back

Jonny Raj

Fairfield

Back

Franklin Castellanos

Iona

Midfielder

Connor Thompson

Loyola

Midfielder

Gavin Falconer

Canisius

Midfielder

James Beeston

Siena

Midfielder

Larry Ndjock

Loyola

Forward

Sindre Ek

Siena

Forward

Noah Sadaoui

Saint Peter's

Forward

Michael O'Keeffe

Fairfield

Goalkeeper

 

SECOND TEAM

Player

School

Position

Robbie Krohmer

Iona

Back

Josh Faga

Marist

Back

Roberto Andersson

Niagara

Back

Falko Friedrichs

Siena

Back

Jannis Opalka

Siena

Back

Alvaro Torrecilla

Iona

Midfielder

Ignacio Maganto

Iona

Midfielder

Kenny Cooper

Niagara

Midfielder

Ansger Otto

Iona

Forward

Stephan Brossard

Marist

Forward

Stephen Dooley

Loyola

Forward

Callum Willmott

Niagara

Forward

Brett Petricek

Niagara

Goalkeeper

     

ALL-Rookie Team

   

George Newton

Fairfield

Back

Simon Laugsand

Marist

Back

Matt Needham

Siena

Back

Alex De Carolis

Canisius

Back

Darren Cooper

Niagara

Midfielder

Dominic Marshall

Loyola

Midfielder

Yannic Fallack

Rider

Midfielder

Larry Ndjock

Loyola

Forward

Tom Allen

Siena

Forward

Cesar Ceja

Marist

Forward

Damian Liesemann

Siena

Goalkeeper

 


MAAC Men's Soccer


Men's Soccer
Team MAAC Pct. Overall Pct.
Quinnipiac 5-0 -3 .813 8-4 -4 .625
Iona 5-2 -1 .688 8-5 -3 .594
Fairfield 4-1 -4 .667 7-3 -6 .625
Rider 5-4 .556 8-6 -2 .563
Monmouth 3-1 -4 .625 7-3 -5 .633
Siena 4-3 -1 .563 9-7 -1 .559
Marist 3-3 -2 .500 7-5 -4 .563
Canisius 3-4 -1 .438 8-6 -2 .563
Niagara 2-5 -1 .313 5-10 -2 .353
Saint Peter's 2-6 .250 4-12 .250
Manhattan 0-7 -1 .063 1-11 -2 .143
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