Marciano Highlights NE10 Men’s Soccer All-Conference Awards

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Paolo Marciano & Gary Book Earn Major All-Conference Awards for Adelphi

MANSIFELD, Mass. – Adelphi sophomore Paolo Marciano has been selected as the 2019 Northeast-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Year as the conference announced its All-Conference awards on Monday afternoon.

Marciano claimed Player of the Year honors while Carlos Ferrando Felis of Franklin Pierce was selected as the NE10 Defensive Player of the Year. Saint Rose's Hilmar Halldorsson & Sinisa Sprecakovic of Southern New Hampshire were named the NE10 Co-Rookies of the Year, and Assumption's Sebastian Jimenez was selected as NE10 Goalkeeper of the Year. Adelphi's Gary Book was honored as the NE10 Coach of the Year for the first time in his career. 

The 2018 Rookie of the Year, Marciano was dominant in 2019, leading the conference in goals (12) and points (31) during the regular season despite missing three games. He registered a point in 11 of the 14 games in which he played during the regular season with a pair of game-winning goals in leading the Panthers to the regular season title. 

Halldorsson finished the regular season with nine goals and one assist, coming on strong over the final month of the season as the Golden Knights made a playoff push. He tallied five goals over his team's last five games and his team went 5-1-1 when he scored this season. Sprecakovic, meanwhile, tallied at least one point in each of his team's final six games during the regular season, leading them to a 5-0-1 mark. He concluded the regular season with eight goals and six assists for a total of 22 points. 

Jimenez is the first Assumption player to earn Goalkeeper of the Year honors. He finished the regular season second in the NE10 in saves with 83, while posting five shutouts. His 9-7 record is the most wins for a Greyhound since the 2009 season. Entering the NE10 Semifinals he has a 1.56 GAA with 85 saves and a .766 save percentage. 

Book secured Coach of the Year honors as he led the Panthers to the program's first-ever No. 1 ranking in the nation. They started the year 7-0 and went unbeaten over the first 15 games of the year on the way to finishing the regular season 15-1-1 overall and 10-1-1 in conference play. Book is the third Adelphi coach in the past four seasons to earn this honor.

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Player of the Year
Paolo Marciano, Adelphi 

Defensive Player of the Year
Carlos Ferrando Felis, Franklin Pierce 

Co-Rookies of the Year
Sinisa Sprecakovic, Southern N.H.
Hilmar Halldorsson, Saint Rose

Goalkeeper of the Year
Sebastian Jimenez, Assumption 

Coach of the Year
Gary Book, Adelphi 

First-Team All-Conference (14)
Paolo Marciano, F, Adelphi
Jason Lages, F, Assumption
Julian Stewart, F, Bentley
Stefan Lohberger, F, Franklin Pierce
Jake Durham, M, American Int'l
Stephen Megaloudis, M, Adelphi
Niklas Laudahn, M, Franklin Pierce
Kiko Hernandez, M, Southern N.H.
Robert Rohrhirsch, M, Le Moyne
Alessandro Corti, D, Adelphi
Nicolas Cardona, D, Assumption
Carlos Ferrando Felis, D, Franklin Pierce
Jannik Mohr, D, Southern N.H.
Sebastian Jimenez, GK, Assumption 

Second-Team All-Conference (15)
Aidan Keenan, F, Adelphi
Goran Naric, F, Le Moyne
Hilmar Halldorsson, F, Saint Rose
Sinisa Sprecakovic, F, Southern N.H.
Alex Satrustegui, F, Southern N.H.
Giancarlo Vacca, M, Adelphi
Connor Mote, M, Bentley
Javier García Borrás, M, Franklin Pierce
Oskar Aastroem, M, Saint Rose
Joao Brum, M, Southern N.H.
Mads Michaelsen, D, Adelphi
Cristobal Andreu, D, Franklin Pierce
Patrick Strauss, D, Le Moyne
Keegan Nutt, D, Stonehill
Josh Mahr, GK, Le Moyne 

Third-Team All-Conference (14)
Connor Hicks, F, American Int'l        
Antonio Ferreira, F, Franklin Pierce  
Devante Teixeira, F, Southern Conn. St.
Michael Goncalves, F, Southern N.H.          
Juan O'Neill, M, Assumption
Tom Henne, M, Le Moyne
Noah Moothedan, M, Le Moyne
V. Goncalves-Rocha, M, Saint Rose
Jaakko Terasranta, D, Saint Rose
Yanis Boucetta, D, American Int'l
Adrian Romero, D, American Int'l
Francisco Guedes, D, New Haven
Hunter Marshall, D, Bentley
Clay Thomas, GK, Franklin Pierce 

All-Rookie Team (13)
Tobias Paulsen, American Int'l
Adrian Hoeflich, American Int'l
Miguel Candela Bravo, Franklin Pierce
Tom Henne, Le Moyne
Kevin Jordan, Saint Anselm
Hilmar Halldorsson, Saint Rose
Nick Koenig, Saint Rose
Ty Hyde, Southern Conn. St.
Tomas Terrugi, Southern Conn. St.
Lianick Comba, Southern N.H.
Rafael Raposo, Southern N.H.
Sinisa Sprecakovic, Southern N.H.
Andrew Hammersley, Stonehill

The NE10 is an association of 14 diverse institutions serving student-athletes across 24 NCAA Division II sports. Together we build brilliant futures by embracing the journey of every student-athlete.

Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE10 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 NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.