NECC Announces Men's Soccer All-Conference Teams and Major Awards; Eastern Nazarene Leads the Selections

NECC Announces Men's Soccer All-Conference Teams and Major Awards; Eastern Nazarene Leads the Selections

MANSFIELD, Mass. –  The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) announced its 2019 Men's Soccer All-Conference teams and major award winners on Friday morning. The awards were voted on by the conference's seven coaches following the conclusion of the regular season. Six of the seven conference schools are represented on the two all-conference teams, with Eastern Nazarene College leading the way with seven selections.

Eastern Nazarene's Charlie Swann (London, England) was voted the 2019 NECC Player of the Year. Lesley University goalkeeper David Crutchfield (Shrewsbury, Mass.) was selected as Goalkeeper of the Year, while New England College's Wiskins Flavil  (Boston, Mass.) was named Rookie of the Year. Eastern Nazarene head coach Mark Bell was selected Coach of the Year by his peers.

Joining Swann in the first-team forward slot is Jack Wadleigh (Glastonbury, Conn.) from Lesley, and Babba Jaden (Clarkston, Ga.) of Elms College. Eastern Nazarene dominated the first team midfield selections as Edmilson Centeio (New Bedford, Mass.), Stanley Elie (Roslindale, Mass.) and Leon Zaffonato (Canela, Brazil) were all honored. New England College's Panagiotis Galatas (Hillsboro, N.H.) rounded out the midfielder selections. Eastern Nazarene and New England College also filled the defender slots, as the Lions placed Ismael Lobo (Brockton, Mass.) and Carlos Moya (Oviedo, Spain) on the team, while the Pilgrims saw Jackson Easter (Weare, N.H.) honored.  Goalkeeper of the Year, David Crutchfield closes out the first team.

The second team forward selections are highlighted by Rookie of the Year, Wiskins Flavil. His teammate Tucker Stenger (Enfield, N.H.) was also honored. They are joined by Dean College's Paulo Corriea (Brockton, Mass.). Elms College midfielder Alex Egan (Watertown, Mass.) earned second team accolades, along with fellow midfielders AJ Genova (Groton, Conn.) of Lesley,  Julian Cortez (West, New York, N.J.) of Mitchell College and Kyle Clements (Weare, N.H.) of New England College. Clements teammate Ryder Valinski (Portsmouth, N.H.) earned second team accolades as a defender, along with Mitchell's Quinn Outerbridge (Hamilton, Bermuda) and Lesley's Tiago Pacheco (Cranston, R.I).  Eastern Nazarene's Tyler Ferreira (Berkley, Mass.) rounds out the all-conference teams in the goalkeeper position.    

 

NECC Player of the Year – Charlie Swann, Eastern Nazarene College (Jr., London, England)

Charlie Swann helped his team to a conference record of 4-2-0 and the No. 3 seed in the upcoming NECC Men's Soccer Championship. The junior has been a leader of the Lions offense, leading the NECC with 15 goals and 33 points. Swann's 15 goals ties him for 15th in all of NCAA Division III. Four of Swann's goals came in conference play, one of which was a game-winner. Swann was a two-time NECC Player of the Week selection (9/9/19, 10/21/19)

 

NECC Goalkeeper of the Year – David Crutchfield, Lesley University (Sr., Shrewsbury, Mass.)  

Senior goalkeeper David Crutchfield started in four conference games for the Lynx, logging 395 minutes in the net. He posted a .793 save percentage and a 1.80 goals-against average, both top three in the league. Behind Crutchfield's performance in goal, Lesley allowed only four conference goals, tops in the league. Lesley won the regular season crown with a 5-1-0 record, and earned the No. 1 seed in the upcoming NECC Men's Soccer Championship.

 

NECC Rookie of the Year – Wiskins Flavil, New England College  (Fr., Boston, Mass.)

In his rookie campaign, New England College's Wiskins Flavil helped his squad to a 4-2 conference record and the No. 2 seed in the NECC Men's Soccer Championship. Flavil started in all six conference games, assisting on four conference goals, tops in the NECC. His 10 conference points was good for third in the league. Flavil was a one time NECC Player and Rookie of the Week (9/23/19).

 

Coach of the Year – Mark Bell   

In his second season at the helm of the Lions, Bell led his squad to a 4-2-0 conference record and the No. 3 seed in the NECC Men's Soccer Championship. His team scored a league-leading 39 goals, while allowing only 18. At one point this season, the Lions rattled off a program-best 13 wins in a row. This is Bell's first NECC Coach of the Year award.

 

First Team All-NECC

F – Charlie Swann, Eastern Nazarene (Jr., London, England)

F – Babba Jaden, Elms (Sr., Clarkston, Ga.)

F – Jack Wadleigh, Lesley (Jr., Glastonbury, Conn.)

M – Edmilson Centeio, Eastern Nazarene (Sr., New Bedford, Mass.)

M – Stanley Elie, Eastern Nazarene (Sr., Roslindale, Mass.)

M –.Leon Zaffonato, Eastern Nazarene (Jr., Canela, Brazil)

M – Panagiotis Galatas, New England Col. (Jr., Hillsboro, N.H.)

D – Ismael Lobo, Eastern Nazarene (Jr., Brockton, Mass.)

D- Carlos Moya, Eastern Nazarene (Fr., Oviedo, Spain)

D – Jackson Easter, New England Col. (Jr., Weare, N.H.)  

GK – David Crutchfield, Lesley (Sr., Shrewsbury, Mass.)

 

Second Team All-NECC

F- Paulo Corriea, Dean (So., Brockton, Mass.)

F-  Wiskins Flavil, New England Col. (Fr., Boston, Mass.)

F- Tucker Stenger, New England Col. (Jr., Enfield, N.H.)

M- Alex Egan, Elms (Fr., Watertown, Mass.)

M- AJ Genova, Lesley  (Jr., Groton, Conn.)

M- Julian Cortez, Mitchell (Jr., West New York, N.J.)

M- Kyle Clements, New England Col. (Sr., Weare, N.H.)

D – Tiago Pacheco, Lesley (Sr., Cranston, R.I.)

D – Quinn Outerbridge, Mitchell (Jr., Hamilton, Bermuda)  

D – Ryder Valinski, New England Col. (Sr., Portsmouth, N.H.)

GK – Tyler Ferreira, Eastern Nazarene (So., Berkley, Mass.)

 

Del Malloy Sportsmanship Team

Dylan Foran, Becker (Jr., Busan, South Korea)

Bryce Antoch, Dean (So., Cranston, R.I.)  

Jacob Donovan, Eastern Nazarene (Sr., New London, N.H.)

Tyler Hesselton, Elms (Jr., Leicester, Mass.)  

Andrew Medeiros, Lesley (Sr., Bristol, R.I.)  

Gavin O'Malley, Mitchell (Fr., North Attleboro, Mass.)

Chris Morse, New England Col. (GS, Meriden, N.H.)

 

ABOUT THE NECC 

The NECC began competition in the 2008-09 academic year and current member institutions compete across 15 sports. The NECC membership focuses on providing athletic competition among institutions that share similar academic aspirations and are committed to the importance of the total educational experience for students engaged in sports. Current members include Bay Path University, Becker College, Dean College, Eastern Nazarene College, Elms College, Lesley University, Mitchell College and New England College.