Release: November 8, 2007
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soccer collects three major awards from America East Conference
VESTAL, N.Y. -- Sophomore
Keith (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) was named the Striker of
the Year, senior back Adam
Chavez (Endicott, N.Y.) was named the Defender of the Year
and head coach Paul
Marco and his staff were named the Coaching Staff of the
Year as the America East Conference announced it 2007 Men's Soccer
All-Conference Teams on Thursday afternoon. Overall, five Bearcat
players earned all-conference honors, including three on the
Keith is the first Binghamton
player to be named the conference's top striker since Charles
Darkwah in 2004. He led the America East with 10 goals and 22
total points. In conference play, Keith netted seven goals, including
two against Boston on Oct. 6 and three against Maine on Oct.
20. He finished the season with three multiple-goal games as
well as a pair of hat tricks.
Chavez is the second Binghamton player to be named the America
East's top defender, joining Graham Munro, who earned the honor
three consecutive years (2003-05). He anchored a Bearcat defense
that led the conference with a 0.60 goals against average. On
Sept. 10, Chavez was named the America East Player of the Week.
Marco earns America East Coach of the Year honors for the first
time in his six years at the helm. He guided the Bearcats to
their second consecutive America East regular season title, marking
the first time a team has finished at the top of the conference
standings in back-to-back years since Boston in 1990-95. Joining
Marco on the bench this season were seventh-year assistant John
Scott, who has been instrumental in the recruiting process, and
first-year assistant Beau Brinsko.
Binghamton placed a conference-best three players on the first
team. Joining Keith and Chavez was junior midfielder Barry
Neville (Mearns Castle, Scotland), who had two goals and
five assists this season. He scored the game winner at Stony
Brook last Saturday which clinched the regular season title.
Senior midfielder Matt
Narode (Glenmont, N.Y.) was named to the second team for
the second year in a row. He finished with three goals and two
assists this season, including a two-goal performance against
Colgate on Oct. 16.
Manscuck (Rochester, N.Y.) was the Bearcats fifth all-conference
selection, earning a spot on the All-Rookie Team. He became a
starter in the backfield towards the end of the season.
Binghamton (13-5-0, 5-3-0 AE) will host either Hartford or UMBC
in an America East semifinal game on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 2
p.m. at the Bearcats Sports Complex.
NOTES: This is the second time in his career that Marco
has earned a conference's Coach of the Year Award. He was the
head coach at West Virginia from 1996-01 and was named the 1999
Big East Conference Coach of the Year. In addition, Marco was
named the NSCAA New York Region Coach of the Year in 2003 ...
Chavez has now been named first-team all-conference two years
in a row. He is the first Binghamton player to be a repeat selection
since Graham Munro made it four years in a row (2002-05).