MANSFIELD, Mass. – Senior Alex Satrustegui (Pamplona, Spain) of the Southern New Hampshire University men's soccer team was crowned the Northeast-10 Player of the Year on Wednesday, as the league office announced its All-Conference awards.
Satrustegui becomes the first Player of the Year from SNHU since Sofiane Tergou in 2015 and earns a place on the All-Conference First Team for the second consecutive year. Satrustegui has put together an incredible 2018 campaign with 19 goals and two assists for 40 points in just 14 matches. Despite missing four contests, Satrustegui leads the league in goals, is tied for first in points and has notched the most game-winning tallies. Nationally, the three-time NE10 Player of the Week ranks fifth in goals and eighth in points.
Satrustegui scored in 11 of his first 12 matches, including six straight to begin the year, and has registered six multi-goal performances. The Penmen are 9-1-1 this season when he finds the back of the net, including 5-1-0 when he scores at least twice.
Satrustegui was joined on the First Team by sophomore Tom Marriott (Nottingham, England) and graduate student Collyns Laokandi (Paris, France). Marriott took a giant step forward this season, posting 24 points on nine goals and six assists in 18 matches, thus far. Marriott is tied for third in the conference in assists, tied for sixth in goals and ranks sixth in points.
Laokandi, meanwhile, has made a massive impact in his first year with the team, anchoring a defensive unit that is tied for the league lead with a 0.76 goals-against average and is second with just 14 goals allowed.
Senior goalkeeper Daniel Milton (Ajax, Ontario) and sophomore Kiko Hernandez (Madrid, Spain) earned spots on the Second Team. Milton has started all 18 matches in net, playing 1644:51, while compiling a 13-3-2 mark with eight shutouts, to go with a 0.77 GAA and .791 save percentage. Milton, the two-time NE10 Goalkeeper of the Week, is tied for the conference lead in wins and shutouts, while ranking second in GAA, fifth in save percentage and eighth in total saves (53).
Hernandez, an All-Rookie Team member of a year ago, has played in 17 contests in the midfield, tallying a pair of points on two assists, including one on the game winner in a 1-0 victory over Assumption on Sept. 19.
Sophomores Nadjib Chibout (Lyon, France) and Jannik Mohr (Koblenz, Germany) were tabbed as Third Team selections. Chibout has registered four goals and six assists for 14 points in 17 matches. Chibout, who has collected nine points in his last six matches, is tied for third in the NE10 in assists and sixth in game-winning strikes.
Mohr has played in 13 matches on the SNHU back line, dishing three assists for the three points
Redshirt-sophomore Andre Pereira (Cheshire, Conn.) rounded out the honors with All-Rookie Team accolades. In 18 games, Pereira has scored a pair of goals for four points
The third-seeded Penmen return to action Friday, Nov. 2 when they take on second-seeded Adelphi University in the Northeast-10 Championship semifinals down in Garden City, N.Y.
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