Trio of Men's Soccer Players Earn All-Conference Honors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The University of New Hampshire men's soccer team had three players honored Thursday afternoon by earning America East All-Conference accolades. Senior Jordan Thomas (Mohnton, Pa.) was named to the First Team All-Conference squad while Lukas Goerigk (Berlin, Germany) was tabbed as an All-Rookie Team selection. Senior Ryan McNabb (Downingtown, Pa.) was honored as a member of the All-Academic Team.
Thomas finished the 2012 regular season with eight points, racking up three goals and dishing out a pair of assists. The back gave the Wildcats their first win of the year in a double-overtime match at Michigan State (Aug. 26), notching the game's only goal. Thomas tallied a season-high three points in New Hampshire's 2-1 thrilling double OT win at Hartford (Oct. 10). He tallied the game-tying goal in the 88th minute of play and assisted on the game winner in the 104th minute of play to give the 'Cats the win.
Goerigk had a solid freshman campaign with the Wildcats as a back/midfielder. He started all 15 games that he appeared in, helping the 'Cats secure five shouts and the fourth-best goals against average in the conference (1.19).
|Jordan Thomas||Ryan McNabb||Lukas Goerigk|
McNabb received his second nod to the All-Academic Team in his career. The senior back started nine of the 13 games he played in 2012, tallying his first career point. The assist came in New Hampshire's double OT win at Hartford. In order to qualify for the distinction, a student-athlete (of at least sophomore academic standing) must have a minimum cumulative grade-point-average of 3.30 and be a starter or prominent reserve who has played in at least 50% of the team's games this season to be eligible for the All-Academic Team.
The Wildcats return to the pitch Saturday, Nov. 3 when they travel to New York for their America East quarterfinal matchup at the University at Albany. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m.