Seven men’s soccer players honored by CCC
Brian Sweeney ’13 has been named the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) men’s soccer senior scholar athlete of the year, while Bobby Ernst ’13 was selected to the All-CCC first team, heading a list of seven Seahawks to earn conference recognition.
Jacob Brigandi ’13, Alec Shuman ’15 and Rainer Randell ’16 were each named to the All-CCC second team, while Andrew Chenard ’16 and Joseph Pate ’16 earned All-CCC honorable mention.
Sweeney played an integral role in leading Salve Regina to a program record-tying 14 wins this season, earning the second seed in the CCC Championship following a 13-5-1 regular season. Academically, the international studies major and film minor is a four-time recipient of the Presidential Scholarship, the school’s highest possible award for academic merit.
Ernst tied for the team lead in both points (15) and goals (6) while also providing a boost at the defensive end. He was named CCC defensive player of the week, CCC offensive player of the week, Eastern College Athletic Conference offensive player of the week and the Community Italian-American Association Classic defensive MVP this season.
Brigandi led the Seahawks with eight assists this season while also finishing second on the club with three game-winning goals and tying for third on the team with 14 points.
Randell and Chenard both made a major impact at the offensive end for the Seahawks in their rookie campaigns. They both tied for the team lead in goals with six on the season, with Randell also leading the club in game-winning scores (4) and matching the team lead in points (15). Chenard tied for third on the club with 14 points and led the club with 21 shots on goal this season.
Shuman and Pate helped form one of the top defensive units in the conference. The Seahawks are currently ranked third in the conference in goals against, allowing just 1.10 goals per match. They have not allowed more than three goals in a match this season and have held their opponents to one goal or less during 13 of their 20 contests.