November 29, 2013

Hinde, Strain-Goode and Ogunjobi Selected to NEISL Senior All-Star Team

HAMDEN, Conn. – Seniors Simon Hinde (Canberra, Australia), Brandon Strain-Goode (Toronto, Ontario) and graduate student Ola Ogunjobi (London, England) of the Quinnipiac University men's soccer team have been selected to play in the 2013 New England Intercollegiate Soccer League Senior Division I All-Star Game on Sunday, Dec. 1, which was announced on Wednesday, Nov. 27 by the NEISL.

Hinde, Strain-Goode and Ogunjobi were three players from schools around the Northeast region invited to participate in the annual event held by the NEISL. The match will take place on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. at Harvard University.

Simon Hinde was outstanding in his final year with Quinnipiac men's soccer program. He finished with 10 goals and one assist for a team-best 21 points. Hinde netted his last goal in the final game of the season at nationally-ranked No. 10 UConn in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. He also scored the game-winning goal in double overtime against Rider to help Quinnipiac clinch a share of the regular season title. His five game-winning goals is tops in the conference as well. Hinde was named to the All-MAAC First Team.

Brandon Strain-Goode moved from his usual defensive role and into a prominent member of the Bobcat midfield this season. He finished with two goals on the season, neither that could have come at a better time for the Bobcats. Strain-Goode scored his first career goal against Fairfield a goal that proved to be the difference in the decision. His second career goal came against Iona in the MAAC Semifinals which put the Bobcats in front, 1-0. He tied for 12th all-time with 71 career appearances at Quinnipiac.

Ola Ogunjobi collected a goal and two assists in his final year at Quinnipiac. He factored in the Bobcats' 2-1 win at Siena, scoring the game-tying goal in the second half. He concluded his career with seven goals and three assists at Quinnipiac. He assisted Brandon Strain-Goode's tally in the MAAC Semifinals to help the Bobcats past Iona first game of the tournament.

Quinnipiac recently wrapped up one of the most successful campaigns in program history. The Bobcats earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament after clinching the 2013 MAAC Championship - the first one ever for the Bobcats. Quinnipiac fell to UConn in the opening in a 2-1 loss in Storrs.

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