Men’s Soccer Trio Nabs All-GNAC Nods

Men’s Soccer Trio Nabs All-GNAC Nods

BOSTON – Three members of the Suffolk men's soccer team have earned All-GNAC honors, the conference office announced Monday. Christian Restrepo highlights the Rams' selections with a second team section with Jordan Casey and James Fisher earning spots on the third team. 

Restrepo was the main ingredient to Suffolk's offense, leading the Rams to their fourth straight conference quarterfinals appearance and 17th league postseason trip overall. The forward from Everett, Massachusetts, registered 24 points on a nine goals and six-assists with both categories good for the team's top numbers. His nine tallies are the fifth most amongst his conference counterparts, while his six helpers are good for sixth amongst league players. The sophomore racked up career-best numbers on the season including six points thanks to his first-ever hat trick in a 5-2 win at Emerson. Throughout the season, Restrepo added multiple weekly acknowledgements to his resume including the United Soccer Coaches National Player of the Week Sept. 12. The recognition was not only a first for Restrepo, but marked the first time a Ram was named the best player over a seven day stretch in the nation in the program's history. The honor is the second of Restrepo's career after picking up third-team accolades last year. 

Fisher enjoyed his first season in blue-and-gold. The sophomore forward sat second on the squad with 14 points on six goals and a pair of helpers en route to his first all-league accolade. Throughout the season, the Longmeadow, Massachusetts, native earned GNAC Player of the Week distinction after a two-goal effort in a 3-0 win over Mount Ida Sept. 16. 

Casey, a captain from East Hampton, Connecticut, takes home his second all-league honor after a nine-point junior campaign on three markers and three assists. Casey was one of four Rams to start and play in all 17 of Suffolk's game this season, being an on the field, vocal leader. 

Jackson Hines also earned a conference honor, representing the Rams on the league's All-Sportsmanship Team, which was established to honor one player from each team in the conference for outstanding dedication to sportsmanship and for their portrayal of good sportsmanship, fair play and positive attitude. 

Since joining the GNAC ranks in 199, Suffolk has earned 46 All-GNAC honors including one offensive player of the year, one defensive player of the year, three rookie of the year, nine first-team selections, 19 second-team honors and 13 third-team nods. 

First Team

F – Salah Oumorou, Albertus Magnus
F – Juan Brenes, Mount Ida
F – Brett Mattos, Saint Joseph's (Maine)
M – Teagan Drake, Johnson & Wales
M – Jozef Jennings, Johnson & Wales
M – Camilo Estrada, Norwich
M – JoJo Strobino, Saint Joseph's (Maine)
B – Robert Hayman, Johnson & Wales
B – Matt Mazzola, Norwich
B – Dalton Gaumer, Saint Joseph's (Maine)
GK – Blake Mullen, Saint Joseph's (Maine) 

Second Team
F – Derek Traiana, Regis
F – Trevor Lopes, Saint Joseph's (Maine)
F – Christian Restrepo, Suffolk
M – Jared Barroso, Mount Ida
M – Colin Lozito, Norwich
M – Litchie Barbosa, Regis
M – Rory Twomey, Saint Joseph's (Maine)
B – Riley McNicholas, Johnson & Wales
B – Noah Robinson, Saint Joseph's (Maine)
B – Jackson Taylor, Saint Joseph's (Maine)
GK – Nicholas Mancini, Johnson & Wales 

Third Team
F – Luke Gleadle, Norwich
F – Mitchell Duncan, Saint Joseph's (Maine)
F – James Fisher, Suffolk
M – Justyn Broderick, Albertus Magnus
M – Johnathan Santos, Mount Ida
M – Staige Davis, Norwich
M – Jordan Casey, Suffolk
B – David Quaye, Emmanuel
B – Christian Martins, Mount Ida
B – Greg Zydanowicz, Norwich
GK – Brendan Germano, Norwich 

Offensive Player of the Year – Brett Mattos, Saint Joseph's (Maine)
Defensive Player of the Year – Dalton Gaumer, Saint Joseph's (Maine)
Goalkeeper of the Year – Blake Mullen, Saint Joseph's (Maine)
Rookie of the Year – Salah Oumorou, Albertus Magnus
Coach of the Year – Adrian Dubois, Saint Joseph's (Maine)
Institutional Sportsmanship Award – Rivier 

All-Sportsmanship Team
Ritchy Jean-Pierre, Albertus Magnus
Jason Miech, Emmanuel
Robert Hayman, Johnson & Wales
Connor Wall, Lasell
Jeremy Sayers, Mount Ida
Matt Hilton, Norwich
Collin Thurston, Regis
Ahmed Abdelaziz, Rivier
Nicholas Seta, Saint Joseph's (Maine)
Jackson Hines, Suffolk