Release: November 4, 2009
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men's soccer lands six players on America East All-Conference
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
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.