More Alumni News! Thank You's and Congratulations!
Mark your calendar for April 28th 2012 for the next addition of the Saints
Soccer alumni match. For the third straight year, we were able to field two
alumni teams this spring. Once again
Women's Coach Franco Bari '97
organized a golf tournament that was played Saturday morning before the Alumni
game. Garrett Quackenbush ‘95 donated
a permanent trophy for this event. Please read the story about the awards
dinner and the match. The story was written by assistant coach Charlie Bour'05.
Be sure to check out the 2011 award winners photo gallery!
I would also like to remind everyone to use our web site as an informational resource. To get season, game by game reports, please go to www.stlawu.edu Select Men's Soccer, Click on Soccer Headlines, select the week that you would like to review under 2010 Soccer Season Reports.
We would also like to thank the following SAINT Soccer alumni who have made financial contributions or gifts in kind to the program this year: If you made a contribution and you do not see your name here, please make sure that development knows your contribution was for men's soccer.
Herring-Cole Society ($2500-$4999) Chapel Bells Club ($750-$1499)
Greg Sutton'99 Steve Jo ‘94
Scarlet and Brown Club ($500.00-$749.00) Quad Club ($250.00-$499.00)
Eric Bunyan '04 Garrett Quackenbush ‘95
Neil Patel '99
Howard "Mani" Beckford '01 Reed Carr ‘10
Richard Chamberlain '78 Neil Cifuentes '96
Andy Coutts '90 Marco Falcon-Viale ‘09
Nate Farrell '05 Axel Galeano '07
Garrett Huntley '05 Emmanuel Mbong '10
Brendan Murphy '02 Gil Schaper ‘06
Evan Schutt '05
FOURTH ANNUAL WOMEN'S & MEN'S GOLF OUTING
Franco Bari‘97, Neil Patel'99, Brenton Jones ‘13
Closest to the Pin Award
Brenton Jones ‘13
2011 Awards Banquet Summary
This year's award ceremony was a very special event. A large number of alumni attended as they often do. It was an extremely memorable occasion based on the inspirational speeches given by Franco Bari ‘98, Ryan Carruth '01, and James Stewart '11. Mani Beckford '01
Franco discussed the recent passing of the famous Weil Coerver, the man that analyzed the greatest soccer players on earth and studied their 1 v 1 skills. Coerver Coaching has helped thousands of young soccer players around the world to develop skills like professionals such as Maradona, Zico, Cruyff, and many others. He will be missed by all.
Carruth and Stewart talked about the importance of appreciating the experience of being a part of the St. Lawrence Men's Soccer Program. Their messages helped all in attendance to understand what a great honor it is to be a part of this team.
Beckford, an unbelievable speaker, stole the hearts and minds of us all. His speech was specifically about the participation of Emmanuel Mbong '10 and James Stewart '11 during this past 2010 season. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU_iB_5VMd0 Their presence and abilities were a more than substantial part of the team's success this year. Beckford affirmed that Saints Soccer is has broken back into the national spotlight and that we all need to work hard to maintain and even build upon this year's results. Watch his speech at the following link:
2010 SAINTS TEAM
National Student-Athlete Day Award: In recognition of valuable contributions in academic, athletic, and community service achievements, posting a 1st semester GPA of 3.785 Ryley Webb'14
- 1 v 1 Champion - Shaka Pilgrim'13
- 1 v 1 Most Goals Scored - Brian Gilloran'13
- 1 v 1 Least Goals Allowed - Sam DeMello'13
- Most Valuable Player - James Stewart'11, & Sam DeMello'13
- Matt Dennett Rookie of the Year - Andrew Bednarsky'14
- Bob Goodwin Most Consistent Player(s) of the Year - Tyler
McCune'12 & Sam DeMello'13
- Dana Hollingsworth Offensive Player of the Year - Brendan Gorman'12 & Sam DeMello'13
- Nick Hillary Defensive Player of the Year - James Stewart'11,
- Most Improved Player - Adrian Bucksam'14
- Coach's Award - Emmanuel Mbong'10, & Austin Meeker'12