AMHERST, N.Y. – Senior Alex Satrustegui (Pamplona, Spain), sophomore Tom Marriott (Nottingham, England) and graduate student Collyns Laokandi (Paris, France) of the Southern New Hampshire University men's soccer team were all honored with Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) East All-Region accolades Wednesday.
Satrustegui earns a spot on the First Team for the second straight season, after also being crowned the Northeast-10 Player of the Year and garnering his second consecutive All-Conference First Team nod earlier this month. Satrustegui put together an incredible 2018 campaign with 19 goals and two assists for 40 points in just 14 matches. Despite missing five contests, Satrustegui led the league in goals and notched the most game-winning tallies (7), while ranking second in points. Nationally, the three-time NE10 Player of the Week ranked fifth in goals and 11th in points.
Satrustegui scored in 11 of his first 12 matches, including six straight to begin the year, and registered six multi-goal performances. The Penmen were 9-1-1 this season when he found the back of the net, including 5-1-0 when he scored at least twice.
Satrustegui was joined on the First Team by Marriott, who took a giant step forward this season, posting 24 points on nine goals and six assists in 19 matches. Marriott, also an NE10 All-Conference First Team selection, tied for fifth in the conference in assists and sixth in both goals and points.
Laokandi, meanwhile, made a massive impact in his first year with the team, anchoring a defensive unit that paced the league with a 0.77 goals-against average and just 15 goals allowed. He was also an NE10 First Teamer, starting all 18 matches he played in.
Southern New Hampshire finished 13-4-2, including 8-3-2 in the league to capture the No. 3 seed for the NE10 Championship. After winning its first NE10 postseason contest since 2015 with a 3-0 blanking of in-state rival and sixth seed Franklin Pierce University, SNHU was narrowly edged by second-seeded Adelphi University, 1-0, despite controlling much of the semifinal match.
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