November 6, 2012

Seven Corsairs Earn LEC Men's Soccer Awards

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Seven members of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's soccer team have earned post-season Little East Conference honors.

 

Senior defender Brady Paradis (Tiverton, RI/Providence Country Day), junior midfielder Adam Philbin (Cumberland, RI/Cumberland HS/RIC/CCRI), and junior forward Victor Ferreira (St. Michael, Portugal, New Bedford HS) have been named first team All-Little East Conference. Junior defender Jonathan DaCosta (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) and sophomore midfielder Jordan Sindo (New Bedford, MA/New Bedford HS) were named second team All-LEC. Freshman forward Aelaf Solomon (Framingham, MA/Framingham HS) was named Rookie of the Year, and Head Coach Henry Almeida was named Coach of the Year.

 

Ferreira led the Corsairs in scoring with eight goals and eight assists for 24 points, He ranked second in the LEC in points, led the league in assists and assists per game, tied for third in goals and was third in goals per game. Philbin was next with five goals and one assist for 11 points and was tied for eighth in the LEC in goals and 10th in goals per game. Sindo and Solomon each had four goals and three assists for 11 points, and Solomon was 10th in the LEC in points per game. DaCosta had one goal for two points and Paradis had one assist for one point.

 

"I'm happy for all of our players, and to have five people named All-Conference speaks to the depth we had on our team this year," said Almeida. "Victor and Adam were instrumental in our attacking schemes, and Brady was the backbone of our defense, along with Jonathan DaCosta. Jordan Sindo had an amazing year, scoring some big goals for us this season, and Aelaf is an outstanding player with a bright future ahead of him."

 

"Henry continues to move the program in the right direction," said UMass Dartmouth Director of Athletics Ian Day. "This recognition is an indication of the respect Henry has from his peers."

 

 

UMass Dartmouth finished 12-7-0 overall, was third in the LEC and advanced to the LEC tournament for the fourth year in a row and the LEC championship match for the second time in four years.

 

 

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