Saint Joseph's sophomore defender David Grana continued to rack in postseason accolades on Thursday afternoon as he was named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-American Men's Soccer Second Team, as selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Grana was voted onto the Academic All-District First Team back on November 8 and advanced from there.
For the first time in 17 years, the Saint Joseph's men's soccer program has been recognized on the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Men's All-Region Team, as junior forward Leon Maric was selected to the Third Team for the Southeast Region.
The academic accolades continue for Saint Joseph's sophomore defender David Grana, who was voted onto the 2018 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Men's Soccer Team, organization officials announced today. The team is voted on by the sports information offices of the 30 area institutions from the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
Saint Joseph's men's soccer freshman forward Frantz Pierrot has been named the Philadelphia Soccer Six Rookie of the Week for all matches played in the final two weeks of the season, it was announced on Wednesday morning. The honor marks the first of Pierrot's career.
Saint Joseph's sophomore defender David Grana has been voted onto the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District Men's Soccer First Team, selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), it was announced on Thursday afternoon. Grana becomes just the second Hawk in program history to earn Academic All-District First Team honors.
For the first time in 15 years, the Saint Joseph's men's soccer program has turned in an Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team performer as junior Leon Maric was tabbed one of three First Team forwards for the 2018 season, league officials announced on Thursday afternoon. Additionally, sophomore defender David Grana earned a spot on the A-10 All-Academic Team.
A wild ending on Sweeney Field saw the Saint Joseph's men's soccer squad draw with Saint Louis, 3-3, in the Atlantic 10 regular-season home finale on Wednesday evening.
The Saint Joseph's men's soccer squad (8-7-2, 2-3-2 A-10) returns home from a two-match road swing to host Saint Louis (6-3-6, 3-1-3 A-10) in a must-win match-up for potential postseason consideration on October 31. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. on Sweeney Field. Prior to the start of the match, the Saint Joseph's men's soccer program will honor its six seniors - Ryan Beebe, Kyle Lochbihler, Derek MacKinnon, Eddie McCusker, Kyle Millar, and Lou Vilotti - in a Senior Night ceremony.
Junior forward Leon Maric scored for the fifth time in the last six matches, but the Saint Joseph's men's soccer squad came up short to #25 Rhode Island, 2-1, at the URI Soccer Complex on Saturday evening. With the loss, the Hawks fall to 8-7-2 overall (2-3-2 A-10) while the Rams improve to 12-3-0 (5-2-0 A-10).
A critical contest awaits the Hawks as the Saint Joseph's men's soccer squad (8-6-2, 2-2-2 A-10) returns to Atlantic 10 action at #25 Rhode Island (11-3-0, 4-2-0 A-10) this Saturday, October 27. Kickoff at the URI Soccer Complex in Kingston, R.I. is set for 7:00 p.m.
The Hawks scored two quick goals in the first 15 minutes of play, but the Dragons answered with three in the next 9:27 as the Saint Joseph's men's soccer squad ultimately fell to Drexel, 4-3, at Vidas Field in Philadelphia Soccer Six action on Wednesday evening. Sophomore midfielder Ritchie Barry scored twice.
Over a decade ago, Saint Joseph's men's soccer standouts Derek MacKinnon, Eddie McCusker, and Lou Vilotti met through the game they live and love. From Sewell to Philadelphia, the "South Jersey Trio" has taken its soccer journey together.