Men’s soccer players receive end-of-season accolades
Photo: Nolan Brady ’17 (left) and Joseph Pate ’16
Nolan Brady ’17 was named the Commonwealth Coast Conference offensive player of the year for men’s soccer, and Joseph Pate ’16 received the conference’s senior scholar athlete award. Joining them on the all-conference teams are Steven Aston ’17 (second team) and Richie Finizio ’18 (third team).
“I’m very happy for each of these young men to receive this recognition,” said head coach Craig O’Rourke II. “I’m pleased to see that the other coaches in our conference recognize their talent and give them the all-conference nod.”
Entering last weekend’s conference tournament, Brady led all conference players with 12 goals and was tied for the conference lead with 27 total points. In addition to being the leading scorer on the conference’s second-highest scoring offense, his 10 goals against conference opponents were four more than any other player in the league. Brady’s 21 total points in conference play led the circuit by seven.
Sporting a 3.93 GPA as an accounting/business administration major, Pate is a four-year recipient of the Presidential Scholarship, one of the University’s highest possible awards for academic merit. He also serves as a team mentor, tutor and Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) member and has participated annually in his team’s community service project. Pate has also been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America all-district team.
Aston represents his team and school as the SAAC liaison for the Commonwealth Coast Conference. Finizio ranked seventh in the league and second on the Seahawks in scoring (18 points in 17 games played).
The Seahawks concluded their season with a 6-10-2 record after losing to Wentworth Institute of Technology 4-1 last Saturday in the conference quarterfinals.