Woodford, Koep and Leland Earn Final Men's Soccer Weekly Awards
PLAYER OF THE WEEK - Mitchell College sophomore goalkeeper Kevin Woodford (Clinton, Conn.) was a key factor in a 1-1 week for the Mariners allowing only one goal in his 180 minutes of play. Woodford faced 29 shots and 14 shots on goal making 13 saves for Mitchell. In a tough 1-0 loss to Becker had nine saves, while notching a shut-out against Southern Vermont securing a post-season berth in the 2009 NECC tournament. For the year, Woodford only allowed five goals against in conference play.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK- Lesley University freshman forward Darius Koep (Pittstown, N.J.) played the major role in the 1-0 win over NECC foe Daniel Webster netting the game winner on senior night for the Lynx. That win helped solidify Lesley's #2 seed heading into playoffs earning the first round bye for the Lynx. Lesley went 2-0 on the week also defeating TCCC opponent Curry College 1-0.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK- For the second straight week, Elms College freshman forward Tavish Leland (Bridgton, Maine) earned NECC Rookie honors. He played the major role in the 2-1 win over NECC opponent Becker. Leland nailed the game winner in a thrilling victory over the Hawks. Elms finished 1-1 on the week losing a tough fought overtime battle 3-2 against Rivier.