Soccer All Conference Teams Announced
Hulbert, Russell and Sarcione Recognized
- Release Date:
- November 10, 2010
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
PITTSBURGH, PA — The 2010 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference All-Conference soccer teams were released and two men’s players and one women’s player was recognized for their contributions by the opposing AMCC coaches. Eric Russell (Hickory, NC/Iroquois) and Ed Sarcione (Eden, NY/Eden) were both named to the men’s 2nd team and Alyssa Hulbert (Tonawanda, NY/Kenmore East) was chosen as a 1st team member.
Russell, the junior co-captain, was a vocal leader for the squad this fall as their late season push to make the play-offs fell short. His 16 points (5 goals, 6 assists) was second best on the squad but it was his dependability and leadership that impressed the league coaches. The midfielder had a break out game against Mount Aloysius College when he accumulated 5 points (2 goals / 1 assist) in the team’s 4-0 victory.
The sophomore transfer, Sarcione, was a great addition to the front line on offense this fall. He led the team in scoring with 9 goals (19 points) and was a constant threat to the opposing team’s defense. Sarcione finished the season ranked 5th in shots and tied for first in goals (6) scored in conference games. The Hawk’s forward made the Franciscan University game a memorable one when he scored a header with less than one second left in regulation to send the game into overtime. It was Hilbert’s only OT tie this season. Sarcione was named as AMCC Offensive Player of the Week On October 4th.
The men’s soccer team finished 8th with a 3-5-1 AMCC record and were 3-14-1 overall.
Hulbert was the main target for opponents all season long since being identified as the Pre-Season Player of the Year in late August. She still was able to take control of a few games this season where she scored two or more goals on three separate occasions. The junior co-captain led the team with 25 points (12 goals / 1 assist) and shots / shots on goal (96 / 47). She was 2 for 2 on penalty kicks and scored several times off restart kicks soaring balls past the keeper. This is Hulbert’s third season being placed on an AMCC All-Conference team. Previously she was a 2nd team member in 2009, and an 3rd team selection her freshman year (2008).
The women’s soccer team finished 10th with a 1-8 AMCC record and were 4-13 overall.
Thirty-three players and one coach are recognized for their contributions to their team’s success by the conference coaches at the completion of each season. The AMCC names a Newcomer of the Year, a Player of the Year and a Coach of the Year as well as 11 players (3 forwards, 4 midfielders, 3 defenders and 1 goalie) to the All-Conference 1st, 2nd, and 3rd teams.
Leonel Lacayo (Franciscan) was named as Newcomer of the Year; Alexander Rouse (Medaille) and Toby Abdul-Razaq (Pitt-Bradford) were Co-Players of the Year and Patrick Taylor (Penn State Altoona) was honored as the men’s soccer Coach of the Year. To see a complete list of winners, click <here>
Merredith Waters (Penn State Altoona) and Sam Vasy (Penn State Behrend) were named as Co-Newcomers of the Year; Danielle Braun (D’Youville) and Lindsay Raspanti (Penn State Altoona) were Co-Players of the Year and Lewis Potter (D’Youville) was honored as the women’s soccer Coach of the Year. To see a complete list of winners, click <here>
Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.