NSCAA Names Five Men's Soccer Players To North Atlantic Regional Teams
HAMDEN, Conn. - Five members of the Quinnipiac University men's soccer team were named to 2009 adidas National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-North Atlantic Regional Teams. Freddy Hall (St. George, Bermuda), Pierre Soubrier (Aurignac, France), Shane Recklet (Shelton, Conn.) and Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wis.) were all named to the NSCAA North Atlantic Second Team, while Durval Pereira (Cheshire, Conn.) was named to the Third Team. This marks the second consecutive year that Recklet and Hall have received the honor.
"We are extremely proud of all five of our players selected to the adidas NSCAA North Atlantic All-Region Teams," said Head Coach Eric Da Costa. "They are all deserving of the honor and have worked extremely hard for this recognition. Having five players selected makes a bold statement about our program and how we are perceived in the region."
Last season, the Bobcats had four players recognized as members of the All-North Atlantic Regional Team. Both Hall and Recklet finish their collegiate careers with back-to-back season as members of the Second Team, while Soubrier and Suprise were honored for the first time. Pereira was also recognized for the first time during his sophomore season, landing on the Third Team.
Prior to the start of the 2009 Northeast Conference Tournament, Hall and Soubrier were honored as members of the All-NEC First Team. Recklet was named to the conference's Second Team for the second straight season, while Suprise was also tabbed as a member of the second team for his efforts during his first season with the Bobcats.
The five players honored by the NSCAA helped the Bobcats reach the program's first-ever NEC Championship Game. During the two-game tournament, Recklet scored the team's lone goal of the conference title game after clinching a win over St. Francis (NY) in the semi finals with the game-winning goal in penalty kicks. Pereira scored the only Quinnipiac goal of regulation against St. Francis to force overtime and the subsequent penalty kicks where Hall stopped two shots to secure the win. That victory marked the first time in program history that Quinnipiac had won a post season contest and helped Hall, Recklet and Soubrier earn spots on the NEC All-Tournament Team.
Hall finished the season as one of the top goalkeepers in the nation, leading all of Division I in save percentage for numerous weeks through the middle portion of the fall season. It was recently announced that Hall would be one of just five senior collegiate goalkeepers to be invited to the Major League Soccer (MLS) Player Combine in Ft. Lauderdale in January.
Suprise led the Bobcats this season in scoring with seven goals and two assists for 16 points. Soubrier, a defender, was tied for second on the team in scoring with eight points on four goals. After a slow start, Pereira picked up his game and finished the 2009 season with eight points on two goals and a team-best four assists. And despite missing three games in the middle of the season recovering from an injury, Recklet was fourth on the team in scoring with seven points on three goals and one assist.