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Fairfield Picked to Repeat as MAAC Men's Soccer Champions
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Release: 08/15/2012

Edison, N.J. - Fairfield University, the defending MAAC Champion, has been selected to win the 2012 MAAC Men's Soccer Championship in a preseason poll voted on by the league's 10 head coaches. Fairfield's Jordan Ayris and Iona College's Franklin Castellanos were chosen as the Co-Preseason Players of the Year.

Fairfield received 96 points in the poll with seven first place votes, while Iona was second with 92 points and three first place votes. Loyola University Maryland was picked third with 82 points and Marist College finished in fourth place with 57 points. Siena College was fifth with 53 and Niagara University was one point behind in sixth. Manhattan College, last year's championship runner-up, was picked seventh. Canisius College was eighth (31), followed by Saint Peter's College (27) and Rider University (22).

Ayris, a sophomore from Bicester, England, finished his rookie campaign with 23 points from 10 goals and three assists. He scored six game-winning goals, including one in the MAAC Championship quarterfinal. Ayris was an All-MAAC First Team member and the MAAC Rookie of the Year in 2011.

Castellanos, a junior from Dover, N.J., had 20 points, tied for third most in the league, with three goals and 14 assists last season. His 14 assists led the nation and were six more than the second MAAC student-athlete. Castellanos was an All-MAAC and NSCAA All-North Atlantic First Team member and was also on the 2011 MAAC All-Academic Team.  

Joining Ayris at forward on the Preseason All-MAAC team is Iona's Samuel Adjei and Marist's Stephan Brossard. Castellanos heads the midfield and is joined by teammate Ansger Otto and Loyola's Stephen Dooley. Fairfield's Jonny Raj, Iona's Robbie Krohmer, Loyola's Gerwyn Jones, and Siena's Jannis Opalka make up the backline. Fairfield's Michael O'Keeffe is the goalkeeper.

2012 MAAC Men's Soccer

Preseason Coaches' Poll

 

2012 MAAC Men's Soccer Preseason

All-MAAC Team

1.

Fairfield (7)

96

 

Name

Position

School

2.

Iona (3)

92

 

Michael O'Keeffe

Goalkeeper

Fairfield

3.

Loyola

82

 

Jonny Raj

Back

Fairfield

4.

Marist

57

 

Robbie Krohmer

Back

Iona

5.

Siena

53

 

Gerwyn Jones

Back

Loyola

6.

Niagara

52

 

Jannis Opalka

Back

Siena

7.

Manhattan

38

 

Franklin Castellanos

Midfield

Iona

8.

Canisius

31

 

Ansger Otto

Midfield

Iona

9.

Saint Peter's

27

 

Stephen Dooley

Midfield

Loyola

10.

Rider

22

 

Jordan Ayris

Forward

Fairfield

 

 

 

 

Samuel Adjei

Forward

Iona

 

 

 

 

Stephan Brossard

Forward

Marist

 

 

 

 

     

2012 MAAC Men's Soccer Co-Preseason Players of the Year:

Jordan Ayris, Fairfield / Franklin Castellanos, Iona


MAAC Men's Soccer


Men's Soccer
Team MAAC Pct. Overall Pct.
Siena 0-0 .000 5-1 .833
Marist 0-0 .000 4-1 -1 .750
Monmouth 0-0 .000 4-1 .800
Canisius 0-0 .000 3-2 .600
Niagara 0-0 .000 3-3 .500
Fairfield 0-0 .000 2-1 -1 .625
Rider 0-0 .000 2-1 -1 .625
Iona 0-0 .000 2-3 -1 .417
Quinnipiac 0-0 .000 2-3 -1 .417
Manhattan 0-0 .000 1-2 .333
Saint Peter's 0-0 .000 1-4 .200
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