Soccer standouts earn Northeast-10 Conference honorsOctober 31, 2009
WORCESTER, Mass. --- Senior defender AUSTIN PRETE (Glastonbury, CT/Glastonbury) and junior forward STEVE BLAISDELL (Peabody, MA/Bishop Fenwick) have been named to the Northeast-10 Conference mens soccer all-stars as selected by the head coaches.
Prete earned first-team honors, while Blaisdell was named to the second team. Freshman midfielder TOM CARROLL (Belford, NJ/Middletown North) and freshman forward DOMINIC MONDI (Peabody, MA/Peabody) were both named to the all-rookie team.
And, head coach JEREMY BONOMO was shared Coach of-the-Year honors with Southern New Hampshire coach Marc Hubbard.
The Greyhound men finished their regular-season at 9-6-2 and 6-5-2 in the conference play earning the sixth seed in the postseason playoffs scheduled to begin Sunday. Assumption will play at Franklin Pierce University at 4 p.m. in a quarterfinal match.
This is the fifth overall and second straight appearance by the Greyhounds in the conference postseason.
Senior midfielder KELLEY DE WALT (Londonderry, NH/Londonderry) was named to the womens first-team all-stars and junior goalkeeper LAUREN KEATING (Nashua, NH/Nashua North) to the second team. Freshman defender MOLLY KESSLER (Hopkinton, MA/Hopkinton) made the all-rookie team.
Prete anchored a defense that allowed just 17 goals all seasons in front of junior standout goalkeeper BRANDAN SULLIVAN (Halesite, NY/Saint Dominic). The Greyhounds allowed just 81 shots on their goalkeeper and allowed just two goals to be scored by conference rivals at the Multi-Sport Stadium. The team also earned eight shutouts (second in the conference) this season. Prete earned third-team honors in 2007.
Blaisdell the Greyhounds leading scorer finished the regular-season with 10 goals, three assists for 23 points (fourth in the conference) connecting on 20.8 percent of his team-leading 48 shots (fourth in the conference) on goal. He also scored three goals on three penalty kick opportunities. He was the conference Freshman-of-the-Year and earned second-team all-star status in 2007. He now has 25 goals, 12 assists (62 points) in his career.
Mondi was the Greyhound second-leading scorer with 7-0--14 points (seventh in goals in the conference), while Carroll ended with 3-3--9 points. The pair combined for six game-winning goals, Mondi among the conference leaders with four. Mondi led the team with a 22.6 shot percentage.
The womens team finished 7-9-1 overall and 7-7-1 in the conference narrowly missing the postseason playoffs on the final day of the regular season under first-year coach GLENN MELIA .
DeWalt was the Greyhound leading scorer with 4-0--8 points with three game-winning goals. She was named to the third-team in 2007 and first-team in 2008.
Kessler was the second-leading scorer with 3-1-7 points with one game winner. Keating posted a 1.16 goals-against average for 1550 minutes of action with 90 saves and an .818 save percentage.