Three Purple Knights Earn All-East Coast Conference Men's Soccer Honors

Three Purple Knights Earn All-East Coast Conference Men's Soccer Honors

West Babylon, N.Y.-Three members of the University of Bridgeport men's soccer team have earned spots on the 2018 All-East Coast Conference teams in a vote of league coaches that was announced today.

Junior midfielder Lucas Santos (Sao Paulo, Brazil) earned a spot on the Second Team All-Conference squad.  Santos finished 2018 with three goals and one assist for a total of seven points in 10 matches played.

A pair of Purple Knights were selected to the All-East Coast Conference Men's Soccer Third Team in junior forward Leandro Avila (Panama City, Panama) and graduate student defender Marlon Montanella (Cannes, France).

Avila led UB in scoring this season posting 20 points on eight goals and four assists in 12 matches played.

Montanella helped anchor the Purple Knights' defense all season long seeing action in 14 of the team's 15 matches.  He also contributed three goals for six points in 2018.

All three players helped Bridgeport post an impressive 10-4-1 overall record and a 5-3-1 ECC mark this year.

2018 ECC Men's Soccer All-Conference

First Team
F – Lukas Ostermann, Gr., LIU Post
F – Maximiliano Rebolledo-Camus, Jr., Mercy
F – Bernd Schluter, Gr., NYIT
M – Manuel Achondo, Jr., Mercy
M – Andras Breuer, Sr., Queens (NY)
M – Jose Izarra, Jr., Mercy
M – Javier Rehberger Martin, Fr., LIU Post
B - Paul Hein, Fr., LIU Post
B – Brad Neal, Sr., St. Thomas Aquinas
B – Gaston Rozenblum, Jr., Mercy
GK – Michael Bolvin, Jr., Queens (NY)

Second Team
F – Vittorio Argeri, Sr., LIU Post
F – Ignacio Mangada, Jr., Mercy
F – Gabriel Torres, Sr., Dist. Columbia
M – Yohance Alexander, Jr., LIU Post
M – Kelvin Herrera, Sr., Dist. Columbia
M – Lucas Santos, Jr., Bridgeport
M – George Yusuff, So., St. Thomas Aquinas
B – Michael Agboola, Jr., Dist. Columbia
B – Nikola Aleksic, So., Molloy
B – Kyle Parish, Jr., LIU Post
GK - Oliver Hessner Hansen, Sr., LIU Post 

Third Team
F – Leandro Avila, Jr., Bridgeport
F – Romario Hulea, Jr., Queens (NY)
F – Raphael Pacano, Sr., Dist. Columbia
M – Dan Lembo, Sr., NYIT
M – Kevin Quituizaca, Jr., Queens (NY)
M – Nik Ringdahl Bohlin, Fr., Daemen
M – Tom Stenberg, So., LIU Post
B – Aaron Denk-Garcia, Fr., Mercy
B – Marlon Montanella, Gr., Bridgeport
B – David Ramirez, Sr., Queens (NY)
GK – Jack Nicholson, Sr., St. Thomas Aquinas


Offensive Player of the Year: Lukas Ostermann, Gr., F, LIU Post
Defensive Player of the Year: Gaston Rozenblum, Jr., B, Mercy
Goalkeeper of the Year: Michael Bolvin, Jr., GK, Queens (NY)
Rookie of the Year: Bernd Schluter, Gr., F, NYIT
Coach of the Year: Pedro Velazquez, Mercy