2013 NECC Men's Soccer All-Conference Teams Announced

2013 NECC Men's Soccer All-Conference Teams Announced

Mitchell senior midfielder Zachary Simmons was selected the 2013 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Men's Soccer Player of the Year in a vote of the league's coaches. Simmons ranked among the NECC leaders in scoring (2nd), goals (T-2nd) and assists (T-3rd). The senior recorded a point in five of seven NECC contests and was one of only two players who scored two game-winning goals in league play.

Lesley University goalkeeper Nathan Trucks was honored as the conference Goalkeeper of the Year. The senior earned three wins in NECC play between the pipes for the Lynx while posting a 0.96 goals against average.

Lesley University first-year midfielder Erik Johansen was selected as the NECC Rookie of the Year. Johansen scored a league-leading seven goals and added five assists in seven conference games. 

Newbury head coach Andrew Lafrenz was honored by his peers as the league's top coach after guiding the Nighthawks to a 5-2 conference record marking a four win improvement over last year's 1-5-1 squad.

Becker College garnered the league's Sportsmanship Award.

NECC all-conference selections are determined by a vote of the conference coaches.

2013 NECC Men's Soccer All-Conference Teams

Player of the Year
Zachary Simmons, Mitchell (Sr, M - Coventry, Conn.)

Goalkeeper of the Year
Nathan Trucks, Lesley (Sr, GK - Guilford, Conn.)

Rookie of the Year
Erik Johansen, Lesley (Fr, F - West Harrison, N.Y.)

Coach of the Year
Andrew Lafrenz, Newbury

Team Sportsmanship
Becker College

First Team All-Conference
Ethan Forrest, Newbury (Fr, F - East Bridgewater, Mass.)
Ziggy Jonathan, Elms (Sr, F - Springfield, Mass.)
Erik Johansen, Lesley (Fr, F - West Harrison, N.Y.)
Adam O'Grady, Elms (Sr, F - Somers, Conn.)
Angel Aguilar, Regis (Mass.) (Sr, M - Silver Springs, Md.)
Safa Saady, Elms (So, M - Baghdad, Iraq)
Zachary Simmons, Mitchell (Sr, M - Coventry, Conn.)
Connor O'Grady, Elms (So, D - Somers, Conn.)
Pierre Massena, Southern Vt. (Sr, D - West Milford, N.J.)
Nick Tavares, Regis (Mass.) (Sr, D - Bellingham, Mass.)
Nathan Trucks, Lesley (Sr, GK - Guilford, Conn.)

Second Team All-Conference
Erick Germano, Daniel Webster (Fr, F - Lowell, Mass.)
Jason Kirby, Mitchell (Jr, F - Cresskill, N.J.)
Rodriquez Pierre, Newbury (Jr, F - Somerville, Mass.)
Frank Williams, Mitchell (Jr, F - Bradford, R.I., 5)
Bryan Barrios, Newbury (Sr, M - Central Falls, R.I.)
Ian Hutchinson, Daniel Webster (Fr, M - Litchfield, N.H.)
Skylar Ripley, Lesley (Fr, M - Yuba City, Calif.)
Herbin Berreondo, Lesley (Jr, D - Brighton, Mass.)
Graham Cavanaugh, Mitchell (So, D - Redding, Conn.)
Makenzie Lukas, Lesley (Sr, D - Reno, Nev.)
Stefan Todorovic, Regis (Mass.) (Sr, GK - Los Angeles, Calif.)

Honorable Mention
Erik Argueta, Southern Vt. (Jr, M - Pico Rivera, Calif.)
Ricardo Argueta, Regis (Mass.) (Sr, M - Los Angeles, Calif.)
Alex Caliendo, Regis (Mass.) (Sr, D - Windsor, Conn.)
Jordan Cook, Mitchell (Jr, D - Groton, Conn.)
Tim MacDonald, Becker (Sr, G - Holden, Mass.)
Ramazan Sinani, Mitchell (Jr, G - Waterbury, Conn.)