Four Men's Soccer Players Named To All-Northeast Region Teams
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Four Loyola University Maryland men’s soccer players have been named to the 2017 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I All-Northeast Region Teams, as announced by the United Soccer Coaches.
Sophomore Brian Saramago and freshman Chase Vosvick earned first-team all-region honors, while sophomore Barry Sharifi was named to the second team and junior Gabriel Carlsson was included on the third team.
This marks Saramago’s second-straight all-region honor, while it’s his first first-team honoree, as he was second-team selection last year. Despite missing time due to injury, Saramago led the Greyhounds and ranked second in the Patriot League in points per game (1.36), fourth in points (19), tied for second in goals (8), tied for first in game-winning goals (3) and seventh in shots per game (2.71). In Patriot League only games, Saramago finished the season tied for first in goals (8) and points (18). The forward from New Hyde Park, New York, was a two-time Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week this season and earned his second-straight All-Patriot League First Team accolade at seasons end.
Vosvick had a standout rookie season for the Greyhounds, being named the Patriot League Goalkeeper and Rookie of the Year, while he’s now being tabbed the top freshman goalkeeper in the country. The lone rookie on the All-Patriot League First Team, Vosvick is one of two freshmen to be honored on the All-Northeast Region First Team, while he’s one of just five freshmen across the nation to be honored on one of the eight regions’ first teams. For the season, Vosvick started and played a full 17 games in goal, posting seven shutouts, a 1.21 goals-against average, 60 saves and a .741 save percentage. In conference only games, Vosvick ranked second in the League in save percentage (.763) and fourth in goals-against average (.997).
Sharifi, the Patriot League Midfielder of the Year, is making his first appearance on an all-region team. A three-time Corvias Patriot League Midfield Player of the Week this year, Sharifi played in all 18 games and ranked third on the team in minutes played (1473). The Jericho, New York, native finished the year second on the team in assists (7) and points (17), while he was tied for second with five goals scored. In conference games, he led the Patriot League with six assists, while his goal at Boston University snapped the Terriers’ 378:08 minute scoreless streak in Patriot League regular season play (a streak that spanned nine games and dated back to last year).
Carlsson is the lone Greyhound to have started every game this season and he led all field players in minutes played, logging 1515. A first-team All-Patriot League performer, Carlsson is picking up his first all-region honor after leading Loyola and ranking third in the Patriot League with nine assists this year. The midfielder from Stockholm, Sweden, ranked fourth on the team with nine points, while his three assists in Loyola’s 5-4 win at La Salle was a single-game-high for all Patriot League players this year.
The Greyhounds posted an overall record of 11-6-1 this season and earned their first-ever Patriot League Regular Season Championship with a 7-2-0 record in conference play. Head coach Steve Nichols earned his second-straight Patriot League Coach of the Year honor, while a League-best eight Greyhounds earned all-conference accolades.