SNHU's Satrustegui Earns NE10 Men's Soccer Player of the Year; All-Conference Teams Announced

SNHU's Satrustegui Earns NE10 Men's Soccer Player of the Year; All-Conference Teams Announced


Penmen's Satrustegui Named NE10 Player of the Year; Le Moyne Picks Up a Pair of Major Awards. 

MANSFIELD, Mass. – Southern New Hampshire's Alex Satrustegui has been named 2018 NE10 Men's Soccer Player of the Year, as voted on by the league's head coaches and announced as part of the All-Conference awards on Wednesday. 

Adelphi and Southern New Hampshire led the way with eight players selected to All-Conference Teams, while all three top seeds in the NE10 Championship - Le Moyne, Adelphi and SNHU - landed three players on the All-Conference First Team. 

For a complete list of all-conference members and award winners, please see below.

Satrustegui led the Penmen to the No. 3 seed in the NE10 Championship after another masterful season, scoring 19 goals in 14 games to headline the SNHU scoring attack. He was named First Team All-Conference for the second-straight year, as he led the league in goals and was tied for the most overall points (40) with Le Moyne's Marek Weber. SNHU ranks first in the NE10 in goals and shots, a testament to Satrustegui's impact. 

Le Moyne's Niklas Breunung has been selected as the league's Defensive Player of the Year, after helping the Dolphins achieve the top seed in the NE10 Championship. Breunung led the defense that pitched seven shutouts and held opponents to 1.15 goals per contest throughout the season, on his way to First Team All-Conference status.

Merrimack's Tyler Packett earned Goalkeeper of the Year and a First Team All-Conference selection after posting eight clean sheets while starting all 17 matches this season for the Warriors, the four-seed in the NE10 Championship. His goals against average of 0.76 is best in the conference, as his play continues to make an impact in the postseason with a 2-0 shutout win over Assumption in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.

Adelphi's Paolo Marciano has been tabbed NE10 Rookie of the Year after a sensational freshman season, leading him to fifth in the conference in points (27) and fourth in goals (11). The Panthers earned a share of the regular season title and entered the NE10 Championship as the two-seed, picking up a win over seven-seed Southern Connecticut State in the quarterfinals on Tuesday. Marciano was a three-time Rookie of the Week during the regular season. 

Le Moyne head coach Tom Bonus is slated as the NE10 Coach of the Year after leading the Dolphins to the top seed in the NE10 Championship, before they were upset by eight-seed American International on Tuesday in the quarterfinals. Bonus tallied a 13-3-1 record (10-2-1 NE10) to help Le Moyne earn a share of the regular season title with Adelphi.

Player of the Year

Alex Satrustegui, SNHU

Rookie of the Year

Paolo Marciano, Adelphi

Defensive Player of the Year

Niklas Breunung, Le Moyne

Goalkeeper of the Year

Tyler Packett, Merrimack

Coach of the Year

Tom Bonus, Le Moyne


First Team

Marek Weber, F, Le Moyne

Salar Faryar, F, Le Moyne

Alex Satrustegui, F, SNHU

James Thristino, F, Adelphi

Noam Kolakofsky, M, FPU

Tom Marriott, M, SNHU

Lars Sund, M, Merrimack

Patrick Guier, M, Adelphi

Niklas Breunung, D, Le Moyne

Mirko Nufi, D, Merrimack

Collyns Laokandi, D, SNHU

Alessandro Corti, D, Adelphi

Tyler Packett, GK, Merrimack


Second Team

Jason Lages, F, Assumption

Paolo Marciano, F, Adelphi

Filippo Begliardi Ghidini, F, Merrimack

Taylor Kaczynski, F, Adelphi

Alex Frank, M, AIC

Robert Rohrhirsch, M, Le Moyne

Devante Teixeira, M, SCSU

Kiko Hernandez, M, SNHU

Nicolas Cardona, D, Assumption

Niklas Laudahn, D, FPU

Mads Michaelson, D, Adelphi

Nico Ruiz Colodero, D, SCSU

Daniel Milton, GK, SNHU


Third Team

Yannik Felber, F, FPU                          

Nadjib Chibout, F, SNHU

Felipe Novelini, F, AIC

Paulo Sdoia, F, Saint Rose

Ignasi Perez Cererols, M, SCSU

Jacob Maddox, M, FPU

Jake Durham, M, AIC

Stephen Megaloudis, M, Adelphi

Keegan Nutt, D, Stonehill

Jannik Mohr, D, SNHU

Jordan Barnett, D, FPU

Jean-Philippe Rutabayiro, D, Saint Rose

Josh Mahr, GK, Le Moyne


All-Rookie Team

Paolo Marciano, Adelphi

Mads Michaelson, Adelphi

Giancarlo Vacca, Adelphi

Ruben Faria, Assumption

Sebastian Jimenez, Assumption

Connor Willis, Assumption

Hunter Marshall, Bentley

Bastian Thormeier, FPU

Adetola Showunmi, Merrimack

Filippo Bellu, Saint Rose

Daniel Utgaard, SCSU

Andre Pereira, SNHU

Eben Degbor, Stonehill

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