Springfield, Mass. - November 7, 2018 - Under the direction of first-year head coach Tommy Crabill, the Springfield College men's soccer team had four student-athletes produce New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference honors, which ties for the second most amount of student-athletes recognized within the conference.
Representing the First Team was senior forward Christian Schneider (Douglas, Mass.), senior defender Xavi Arroyo (Concord, Mass.) and Brad Deckel (Lansdale, Pa.), while Stewart Frank (Pittsford, N.Y.) earned Second-Team honors amidst a successful season as the Pride's netminder.
Schneider, who was recently named the NEWMAC Championship Tournament's Most Outstanding Player for the second time in his career, has established himself as one of the top forwards in New England, as the Sport Management major has produced 16 points on six goals and four assists on the year. Also chipping in offensively was Deckel, who registered 15 points on six goals and three assists. Both Schneider and Deckel have combined for seven of the Pride's 13 game-winning strikes in 2018.
Defensively, Arroyo has been as solid as they come in the back for the Pride, as the senior defender has helped the maroon and white hold teams to just 0.71 goals per game, including just 10.4 shots per contest. Frank, who has been the starter in net for the Pride over the past two seasons, has been tremendous for the maroon and white, as he has produced eight shutouts this season, pushing his career total to 27, a Springfield College men's soccer program record for shutouts in a career. This year, Frank has produced a goals-against average of 0.61, and has made 55 saves with a save percentage of .833.
Springfield College will play in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament on Saturday, November 10, as the Pride will take on Ramapo at Connecticut College at 1:30 p.m.