KANSAS CITY, MO. – Graduate student Callum Williams (Ossett, England), junior Dominic Samuel (Toronto, Ontario), senior Kenny Doublette (Port au Prince, Haiti), and graduate student Dom DiMaggio (Rome, N.Y.) of the Southern New Hampshire University men's soccer team all received Daktronics/Division II Conference Commissioners Association All-America Team honors, it was announced recently. Williams was named to the First Team, Samuel was named to the Second Team, and Doublette earned a spot on the Third Team, while DiMaggio received Honorable Mention.
Williams earned First Team honors for the second straight season after being honored with DiMaggio and Pierre Omanga on the First Team a year ago. It is the sixth occasion in program history the team has had a player earn Daktronics First Team All-America honors.
Williams, the Northeast-10 Player of the Year and an NE-10 First Team selection anchored a backline that ranked 15th in the nation putting up a 0.73 goals against average and posted nine shutouts on the season. Williams also registered two goals and two assists in 2014.
Also manning the backline with Williams, Samuel was named to the Daktronics All-America Second Team. Along with his NE-10 First Team selection, Samuel supported that backline that ranked amongst the national leaders and led all Penmen defenders in goals and points, totaling five goals and 11 points on the season.
Doublette, a two-time NE-10 Player of the Week in 2014 and NE-10 First Team selection was recognized as a part of the Daktronics All-America Third Team. Doublette was the offensive catalyst for the Penmen, leading the squad and the Northeast-10 in goals, with 15, and points, with 35.
After earning Daktronics First Team All-America Honors a year ago, DiMaggio locked a spot on the Honorable Mention list for 2014. A two year captain, he served as the fulltime netminder for the 2014 Northeast-10 champions. DiMaggio posted a 0.65 goals against average, a .793 save percentage, and seven shutouts in his 2014 campaign where he also earned NE-10 Second Team honors.
The Southern New Hampshire University men's soccer team earned its seventh-straight trip to the NCAA tournament in 2014, the nation's longest active streak, and captured the program's third consecutive Northeast-10 tournament title and sixth in program history while posting a 17-1-2 record, including an 11-1-1 conference mark.
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