GNAC 2010 Men's Soccer All-Conference Team
First Team All-Conference
Dan Hatch, Lasell, Sr., Avon, MA
Lasell’s Dan Hatch has been honored as the GNAC Offensive Player of the Year and also named to the 2010 first team all-conference as a forward. The senior produced 21 points this season (10 goals, 1 assist) including 7 goals and three total game-winners. Hatch ranked in the GNAC in seven categories which are game winners (2nd), goals (3rd), goals per game (4th, .62) and points & points per game (7th, 1.31). Not only is Hatch competing in several categories in the GNAC but also was ranked in NCAA in all of Div.III in four categories including total goals (59th), goals per game (88th), points (109th) and points per game (141st). Hatch was also selected as the player of the week on September 21st.
Jamal Howard, Albertus Magnus, So., West Haven, CT
Albertus’ Jamal Howard has been selected to the GNAC first team all-conference as a forward. Howard is a very quick forward, who never quits which is revealed by his two game winning goals this season. As a sophomore, Howard leads the team as a co-captain and has the highest goals and points for Albertus. Howard is ranked amongst the top in two GNAC categories including points (2nd) and goals (3rd). Also the West Haven, CT native was selected as player of the week on October 4th.
Mike Giles, Emerson, Sr., Wakefield, RI
Emerson’s Mike Giles has been named to the GNAC first team all-conference as a forward. Giles has been captain of Emerson for two years and has been one of the top scorers in the GNAC all season. Another player with a will to win, Giles persistence is evident in his 3 game winning goals this season. The senior was a two-time GNAC Player of the week in 2010 on September 27th and October 11th.
Roger Motaze, Norwich, Sr., Cameroon
Norwich’s Roger Motaze has been selected as a midfielder on the GNAC first team all-conference team. Motaze has grown substantially as player over the past four years, and played more defensively to help his team where they needed him most. The senior still managed to provide his team with offensive support by scoring 6 goals and adding 3 assists. Motaze anchored the midfield and used his experience to lead the Cadets to a 3rd place finish this season.
Eric Dabdoub, Emerson, Sr., Monterrey, Mexico
Emerson’s Eric Dabdoub has been named to the GNAC first team all-conference as a midfielder. Dabdoub, who is captain of the Lions, has great vision of the field and distribution of passes, which explains why he finished the regular season with the most assists in the GNAC. The senior was a GNAC all-conference selection in 2008 and 2009 and also was named to the ECAC first team in 2009.
Stephen Zapata, Albertus Magnus, So., Hamden, CT
Albertus’ Stephen Zapata has been named to the GNAC first team all-conference as a midfielder. Zapata is a highly skilled midfielder who anchors the Falcons attack and led them to a 2nd place regular season finish. The sophomore finished 1st on his team in assists, 2nd in points and 2nd in goals with two-game winners as well. Zapata was ranked in three GNAC categories including assists (2nd), points (4th), and goals (9th). He was named GNAC Player of the Week on September 13th.
Paul Robbins, St. Joseph’s (ME), Sr.,
Ken Nikravesh, Emerson, Jr., Geneva, Switzerland
Emerson’s Ken Nikravesh has been named as a defender for the GNAC first team all-conference. Nikravesh has anchored the defense for the past two years and helped Emerson with seven shutouts this season. The junior has great distribution of passes and a strong heading ability which keeps the ball out of the defensive territory.
Ryan Campbell, Norwich, Fr., Damascus, MD
Norwich’s Ryan Campbell has been named as a defender for the GNAC first team all-conference. As a rookie, Campbell had a great first season. His height of 6’4’’ enables him to get to the ball a lot quicker that opponents and teammates. Campbell does a great job keeping the ball away from opponents’ scoring opportunities.
Nick Hamasian, Albertus Magnus, So., Hamden, CT
Albertus’ Nick Hamasian has been honored as the GNAC Defensive Player of the Year and also named to the 2010 first team all-conference as a defender. The sophomore is a highly skilled and aggressive center-back. He leads the Falcons on the best 1v1 defender, while also possessing the ability to attack in the forward position. Hamasian was part of the Falcons defense that averaged less than one goal against per game.
Matthew Bruninghaus, Lasell, Jr., Plymouth, MA
Lasell’s Matthew Bruninghaus has been named as the goalkeeper of the GNAC 2010 first team all-conference. Bruninghaus had an outstanding season leading the Lasers to an undefeated regular season GNAC record (7-0-2), averaging 6.11 saves per game in GNAC play. In the GNAC he finished 2nd in save percentage (.829), 2nd in shutouts (5), 3rd in GAA (1.27), 5th in saves (102) and 5th in saves per game (6.33). Additionally, Bruninghaus ranks 63rd in saves per game and 69th in save percentage in the NCAA entire D.III. The junior was awarded GNAC Goalkeeper of the Week twice this season.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR- Dan Hatch, Lasell
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR- Nick Hamasian, Albertus Magnus
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR- Jacob Lawrence, Emerson
COACH OF THE YEAR- Jim Bernardo, Albertus Magnus