FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 16, 2016
SNHU Men's Soccer Student-Athlete Lupinelli Honored by NE-10
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Southern New Hampshire University men’s soccer standout Jonathan Lupinelli has been named the 2015-16 Northeast-10 Conference Male Outstanding Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The NE-10 recognized Lupinelli with the award at the conference’s annual awards banquet on Monday, June 6 held in Providence, R.I.
Lupinelli graduated with a 3.97 GPA while earning a Master’s degree in Marketing. He was selected as the NE-10 Sport Excellence Award winner in men’s soccer this year, claiming the honor for the second time in his career. A three-time Academic All-Conference choice, Lupinelli helped the Penmen to their fourth straight NE-10 Championship in the fall.
Lupinelli was named a CoSIDA Academic All-American this year, picking up first team laurels for the second year in a row. Also on a national level, he was recognized with Scholar All-America, Scholar All-Region and All-East Region First Team honors by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), as well as landing on the CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team and Conference Commissioners Association (CCA) All-Region First Team.
A regular starter at back for the Penmen, Lupinelli was a big reason why SNHU led the conference with a 0.47 goals-against average this season. Offensively, he finished third in the league in assists with eight. Wrapping up his career as a three-time all-conference selection, Lupinelli was named to the NE-10 All-Conference First Team this past season.
ABOUT THE NORTHEAST-10
The Northeast-10 Conference is an association of 15 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,500 student-athletes.
Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.