HAMDEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University men's soccer team announced 2009 team awards at its annual banquet on Friday, April 23. Senior goalkeeper Freddy Hall (St. George, Bermuda) was named the Most Valuable Player for the 2009 season after helping lead the Bobcats to their first appearance in Northeast Conference Championship Game in program history.
Hall earned the team's top honor after being named to the All-NEC First Team during his senior year after two straight seasons as a member of the All-NEC Second Team. He was also recognized as part of the 2009 adidas National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-North Atlantic Regional Second Team.
The three-year starter led the Bobcats to back-to-back NEC Tournament berths for the first time in program history in 2008 and 2009 on his way to his second honor as a member of the conference's All-Tournament Team.
The Bobcats' goalkeeper was ranked first or second in every statistical category in the NEC this past season. Hall not only led the conference in saves, but all of Division I in 2009, turning aside 121 shots on his way to posting the third best save percentage in the nation (.883). In 20 games this season, Hall allowed just 16 goals and posted 10 shutouts during his final season in Hamden. All of these also helped Hall win the "Player's Player of the Year" award as voted on by his teammates.
Freshman Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wis.) was named the "Young Player of the Year" at the Banquet as well. Suprise was one of the NEC's top rookies in 2009, leading the Bobcats with seven goals and 16 points as a freshman, good enough to earn a spot on the All-NEC Second Team. He also joined Hall as a member of the NSCAA All-North Atlantic Regional Second Team in just his first season at Quinnipiac.
Redshirt freshman Brett Uttley (Jamestown, R.I.) was named the team's Academic Player of the Year. Uttley, a Public Relations major, was also named to the NEC All Academic Honor Roll this past winter for his work in the classroom.
Quinnipiac wrapped up its 2010 spring season with a mark of 3-1-1 with wins over Post, American International and Hartford.