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For Immediate Release: November 4, 2009
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Binghamton men's soccer lands six players on America East All-Conference teams

America East Conference Release

VESTAL, N.Y.-- The America East has announced its 2009 men's soccer all-conference teams today, which includes six players from Binghamton. Senior back Liam Carson was named to the first team while senior goalkeeper Jason Stenta, senior back Kyle Kucharski, junior forward Scott Zobre, sophomore midfielder Ryan Walter and freshman forward Jake Keegan were named to the second team. In addition, Keegan was named to the All-Rookie Team.

"It is great to have this many all-conference selections," head coach Paul Marco said. "It's another feather in some of the guys' hats but overall, we are looking forward to the America East Tournament."

Carson missed last season with an injury but has returned this season as the team captain and has anchored the Bearcat backline. He has paced a defense that ranks second in the conference with 0.98 GAA and has recorded five shutouts. This marks Carson's first appearance on an all-conference team.

"It's fantastic and well deserved that Liam was named to the first team," head coach Paul Marco said. "He has put a lot of time and energy into recovering from his injury."

Kucharski also earns his first all-conference selection. He ranked fourth in the America East with 0.35 assists per game and has scored a pair of goals this season. Against Syracuse on Sept. 1, he tallied a career-high three assists.

Stenta currently ranks second in the conference with an 0.98 GAA and an .823 goals against average. He was also named to the second team in 2006.

Zobre earns his first appearance on an all-conference squad. He ranked second on the squad this season with four assists and eight total points.

After earning All-Rookie honors last season, Walter moved up to the second team this season. Playing at the pivotal central midfield position, he scored the game-winning goal against Boston on Oct. 16.

Keegan, meanwhile, led the Bearcats with seven goals and 17 total points. He is the first Binghamton freshman to be named first or second-team all-conference since Graham Munro earned first-team honors in 2002.

"Jake has certainly made an impact on our team and in the conference," Marco said. "He has done a great job not only in scoring goals but setting up goals and securing the ball. He has been a great addition to our team."

Binghamton finished the 2009 season 9-9-1 and advanced to the America East Conference quarterfinal round.

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