Men's Soccer Recap
1/9/14 (Men's Soccer)
The Bucks men's soccer team had another solid season finishing over .500 and qualifying for their 6th playoff appearence in 7 years. The season started slow with non-conference games against division 1, scholarship schools but were able to turn things around as the season progressed.
Bucks was lead in the defense by defensive MVP's sophomores Erik Mazurkiewicz (6 goals) and Wayne Horger (1 goal, 1 assist). "Defense keeps you in games, it would've been a long season with those guys" said 9th Year Head Coach, Justin Burroughs, "Freshmen Matt (Zarro), Ryan (Mason) and Tom (Kenny) were instrumental and all stepped up when needed". Erik Mazuriekiewicz was also named to the 1st team All-EPAC and 2nd team All-Region XIX. On the attacking side, Offensive MVP, freshman forward, James Haslett was always a threat leading the team with 11 goals, 24th in the country in goals scored, 34th in total points, including the game winner in the opening round of the playoffs.
The Centurions were on the road for 13 of its 20 games this season. Maturity was a key factor in their success. "We had an amazing class of 2nd years that really helped us through all the injuries and tough times this season" commented coach Burroughs. "They deserve so much credit and brought us to playoffs and finishing in 2nd place in the conference. I am so proud of the all the guys: Stefan Hoffman (5 goals), Sean Kurtz (3 goals, 3 assists), Dan Robinson (1 goal, 2 assists), Shane Nicolo (2 goals, 6 assists), Evan VanShie (2 goals), Alex Weinberg along with Erik (Mazurkiewicz) and Wayne (Horger)."
The future is certainly bright as the program plan on bringing back major contributors from this season including forward Dan Pinho (5 goals), midfielders Geremy Sholtz (2 goals, 2 assists), Sam Parker, Tom Kenny, Cailean Crossett, defender Matt Zarro and goalkeeper Ryan Mager.
The Centurions finished the season with an overall record of 9-8-2, an EPAC record of 7-3-2 and placed 2nd in their conference, the EPAC and made their 6 playoff appearance in 7 years.