Navy junior Joe Greenspan was named Defensive Player of the Year by the head coaches on Monday.
Nov. 11, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Twenty-seven of 32 All-Patriot League performers and all five major trophy recipients will be on display at the Patriot League Men’s Soccer Tournament this week after the All-League team and awards were announced on Tuesday.
Navy, the tournament’s top seed and host of the semifinal and championship rounds, picked up three of the major awards. Sophomore forward Jamie Dubyoski was named the Offensive Player of the Year, while junior Mid Joe Greenspan was recognized as the Defensive Player of the Year. Navy’s Dave Brandt wrapped up the Mids’ trifecta when he was named Coach of the Year.
The Mids were also the big winners in All-League selections on Tuesday with League-highs of eight total and four on the first team.
Army, the postseason’s second seed, gobbled up two of the honors. Junior Winston Boldt was named Goalkeeper of the Year, while freshman defender Tanner Vosvick was honored as Rookie of the Year. The Black Knights tied for second with five All-League picks. Bucknell also placed five and American three.
Holy Cross earned four All-League selections, while Boston University, Colgate and Loyola Maryland placed two each on the squad. Lafayette added one.
Voting was conducted by the League’s 10 head coaches who could not cast ballots for their own student-athletes or themselves.
Dubyoski has enjoyed a breakout sophomore season. He’s tied for second in the League in goals (9), points (21) and points per game (1.17), and added first-team All-League laurels to his Offensive Player of the Year honor. Three of his nine markers are game-winners, and he averaged 3.00 shots per game in League play and brings a 2.78 average in all contests into the tournament. Dubyoski is Navy’s second Offensive Player of the Year, joining Michael Paisant in 1999, and the first sophomore to collect the honor since Bucknell’s Brendan Burgdorf in 2010.
A versatile player who was a top offensive threat for Navy last season as a sophomore, Greenspan’s move to the back line paid immediate dividends for the Mids. Using his 6-foot-6 frame, Greenspan has augmented a Navy defense that already included last season’s Rookie of the Year Derek Vogel. Greenspan, who also picked up first-team All-League honors, has also been a threat offensively on set pieces with six goals (including three game-winners) and 12 points entering Navy’s semifinal match on Friday. He collects Navy’s third Defensive Player of the Year honor after Brian Steckroth won the award in 1999 and 2001.
Boldt, a junior, has been a key player for Army since his rookie season but flourished this season in becoming one of the nation’s top goalkeepers. Ranked at or near the top of the nation’s standings in goals-against average and save percentage for much of the season, Boldt has backstopped the Black Knights to their first Patriot League Tournament since 1996. He enters the postseason second in the League with a 0.50 GAA and a .892 save percentage while tying for second with 74 saves. He’s Army’s first Goalkeeper of the Year since the award’s inception in 2004, and picked up first-team All-League laurels as well. Boldt’s League-leading 12 shutouts are second all-time in League single-season history.
Vosvick is part of a talented rookie class that has helped orchestrate Army’s remarkable turnaround in 2013. The freshman defender is the first Black Knight named Rookie of the Year since Daniel Newell shared the award in 2004, and the school’s first outright winner since A.J. Florkowski nine years earlier. Vosvick has played in all 16 games this season for head coach Russell Payne with two goals (both on penalty kicks) and two assists for six points. Also a second-team All-League pick, Vosvick has contributed to a stout Army defense that has yielded League-lows of nine goals allowed and a 0.50 GAA.
Under Brandt’s direction from the sidelines, Navy has qualified for the Patriot League Tournament twice in the last three years. The Mids qualified in 2011 to snap a nine-year drought and are back in the postseason after a one-year layoff after collecting the tournament’s No. 1 seed with a 9-0-0 mark, the first unblemished League record since Lehigh’s 7-0-0 ledger in 2006. Brandt is the second from Navy to earn Coach of the Year honors, joining Rich Miranda in 2005.
Dubyoski and Greenspan were joined on the All-League first team by senior Martin Sanchez at midfield and Vogel on defense. Sanchez has a League-high nine assists and is third on the team with 11 points, while Vogel has two goals and seven points in 18 appearances for the Mids. Navy also placed seniors Guy Skord (18 games played, 1 assist) and Nick Dubee (18 gp, 2 g, 4 p, 1 game-winning goal) on the second team at midfield and defense, respectively, while seniors Dave Arnold (18 gp, 2 g, 6 a, 10 p, 1 GWG) at forward and Gavin Snyder (12-0-0, 0.33 GAA, .917 save %, 7 SHOs) at goalkeeper were third-team selections.
Boldt was one of five All-League selections from Army and the only on the first team. Sophomore midfielder Justin Kim (15 gp, 1 assist) joined Vosvick on the second team, and while junior midfielder Sean Mogan (17 gp, 3 g, 3 a, 9 p, 1 GWG) and sophomore defender Cameron Niccum (16 gp, 1 g, 1 a, 3 p, 1 GWG) were named to the third team by the coaches.
Senior midfielder Monty Sanders (17 gp, 4 g, 5 a, 13 p, 3 GWG) represented third-seeded Holy Cross on the first team, while classmate and fellow midfielder Josh Cintas (15 gp, 2 g, 2 a, 6 p, 1 GWG) earned second-team laurels. Two Crusaders made the third team in senior forward Tommy Uttaro (17 gp, 3 g, 2 a, 8 p, 2 GWG) and sophomore defender Luke Melody (17 gp, 1 g, 1 a, 3 p, 1 GWG).
Bucknell trailed only Navy in first-team selections with three. Sophomore Jesse Klug (18 gp, 9 g, 3 a, 21 p, 4 GWG) picked up honors at forward, while fellow sophomore Chris Thorsheim (18 gp, 7 g, 1 a, 15 p, 3 GWG) earned laurels at midfield and senior Mayowa Alli (18 gp, 3 g, 6 p, 3 GWG) on defense. Senior defender Joe Meyer (18 gp, 1 g, 2 a, 4 p, 1 GWG) was a second-team selection alongside sophomore goalkeeper Mike Lansing (9-5-1, 0.72 GAA, .866 save %, 8 SHOs).
American earned three All-League selections, all on the third team, in senior forward Colin Seigfreid (16 gp, 3 g, 3 a, 9 p, 3 GWG), junior midfielder Stephen Hauschild (19 gp, 1 g, 1 a, 3 p) and junior defender Conor Osborne (18 gp, 1 g, 2 a, 4 p).
Colgate’s two All-Leaguers were spread out across the second and third teams. Junior Evan Heroux (19 gp, 3 g, 6 p, 1 GWG) earned second-team laurels on defense, while senior Nick Arpey (19 gp, 1 a) made the third team.
League newcomers Boston University and Loyola Maryland both earned a pair of All-League picks. Both Terrier selections were named to the second team in sophomore forward Dominique Badji (16 gp, 6 g, 12 p, 2 GWG) and senior midfielder Anthony Ciccone (17 gp, 7 a). From the Greyhounds, senior midfielder Stephen Dooley (17 gp, 2 g, 6 a, 10 p, 1 GWG) was named first-team All-League while sophomore forward Larry Ndjock (14 gp, 12 g, 1 a, 25 p, 6 GWG) earned second-team laurels.
2012 League champion Lafayette had one All-League representative as junior Julian Plummer (18 gp) earned second-team laurels after guiding the Leopard defense to the second-lowest team goals-against average (0.70).
The 2013 Patriot League Men’s Soccer Tournament begins with quarterfinal round games Tuesday night at 7 p.m. No. 3 seed Holy Cross entertains sixth-seeded Colgate, while fifth seed American travels to No. 4 Bucknell. The tournament re-seeds entering the semifinals on Friday at the Glenn Warner Soccer Facility in Annapolis, Md., where No. 1 Navy will play the lowest remaining seed at 4 p.m., and second seed Army takes on the highest remaining seed at 7:30 p.m. The two semifinal winners will battle for the League crown and automatic NCAA Tournament berth on Sunday at 1 p.m.
All five games of the tournament will air live and for free on Patriot League Network at www.patriotleague.tv.
2013 Men’s Soccer All-Patriot League and Major Awards
Offensive Player of the Year – Jamie Dubyoski, Navy, So., F
Defensive Player of the Year – Joe Greenspan, Navy, Jr., D
Goalkeeper of the Year – Winston Boldt, Army, Jr., GK
Rookie of the Year – Tanner Vosvick, Army, Fr., D
Coach of the Year – Dave Brandt, Navy
Jesse Klug, Bucknell, So., F
Jamie Dubyoski, Navy, So., F
Chris Thorsheim, Bucknell, So., M
Monty Sanders, Holy Cross, Sr., M
Stephen Dooley, Loyola Maryland, Sr., M
Martin Sanchez, Navy, Sr., M
Mayowa Alli, Bucknell, Sr., D
Joe Greenspan, Navy, Jr., D
Derek Vogel, Navy, So., D
Winston Boldt, Army, Jr., GK
Second Team *
Dominique Badji, Boston University, Jr., F
Larry Ndjock, Loyola Maryland, So., F
Justin Kim, Army, So., M
Anthony Ciccone, Boston University, Sr., M
Josh Cintas, Holy Cross, Sr., M
Guy Skord, Navy, Sr., M
Tanner Vosvick, Army, Fr., D
Joe Meyer, Bucknell, Sr., D
Evan Heroux, Colgate, Jr., D
Julian Plummer, Lafayette, Jr., D
Nick Dubee, Navy, Sr., D
Mike Lansing, Bucknell, So., GK
Colin Seigfreid, American, Sr., F
Tommy Uttaro, Holy Cross, Sr., F
Dave Arnold, Navy, Sr., F
Stephen Hauschild, American, Jr., M
Sean Mogan, Army, Jr., M
Nick Arpey, Colgate, Sr., M
Conor Osborne, American, Jr., D
Cameron Niccum, Army, So., D
Luke Melody, Holy Cross, So., D
Gavin Snyder, Navy, Sr., GK
*-Has 12 members because of a tie in the voting