Men's Soccer: 2012 Season Recap
12/20/12 (Men's Soccer)
Even with the growth of Region XIX to 20 teams and the introduction of the sub-conference (the EPAC), Bucks soccer continued to be a dominate force this season. They finished in 2nd place in the EPAC and after a 1-year absence; the Centurions returned to playoffs and made the Region XIX semifinals. Four different players were selected for postseason honors.
Jared Dickson was named to the EPAC 1st Team and finished the season with 14 goals (14th in the country), 4 assists and 32 points (21st in country) while playing not only forward, but midfield and defender. James Traynor was named to the EPAC and Region XIX 1st Teams and finished the season with 11 goals (28th in the country), 8 assists (26th in
country) and 30 points (26th in country). Jim also tied the school record for assists in a career with Tim Draybak with 12. Michael Klimowicz was named to EPAC 1st Team as a goalkeeper and accumulated 6 shutouts this season (6th in country). Stefan Hofmann was selected to the Region XIX 1st Team as midfielder starting every game for the Centurions.
“The entire team contributed this season” said Head Coach, Justin Burroughs. The team averaged 2.8 goals per game with freshmen Sean Kurtz (8 goals) and Daniel Robinson (5 assists) being important parts of the team. A solid defense of 1st year players which included, Sean O’Neill, Wayne Horger, Erik Mazurkiewicz, Sean Mott,Michael Troyo, Pawel Jelski and Kevin Hilton helped Bucks secure 8 team shutouts.
Bucks finished the season with a 10-6-2 overall record with an EPAC record of 9-1-2. With a possible 7 starters returning next season, the Centurions will again be challenging for a championship in 2013.