Massena, Argueta Land Spots on All-NECC Teams

Massena, Argueta Land Spots on All-NECC Teams

BENNINGTON, VT. – The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) announced Monday the 2013 men’s soccer all-conference selections with two Southern Vermont College players receiving honors.

Senior defender Pierre Massena (West Milford, N.J.) was named to the All-NECC First Team for the third-consecutive year, and junior Erik Argueta (Pico Rivera, Calif.) was selected as an Honorable Mention for the second time in as many years.

Massena helped anchor the Mountaineer defense, also moving forward when needed; he recorded four goals on the season one being a game-winner. Argueta scored six goals on the year, the fifth-most in the conference. He also added three assists for 15 points.

All-conference selections are based on voting by coaches around the league.



2013 NECC Men's Soccer All-Conference Teams     (NECC RELEASE)

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.)