KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Senior Alex Satrustegui (Pamplona, Spain), sophomore Tom Marriott (Nottingham, England), graduate student Collyns Laokandi (Paris, France) and sophomore Kiko Hernandez (Madrid, Spain) of the Southern New Hampshire University men's soccer team were all selected to United Soccer Coaches All-East Region Teams on Tuesday.
Satrustegui added to his accolades with his second straight First Team selection, following Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) East All-Region First Team, Northeast-10 Player of the Year and NE10 All-Conference First Team honors. 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.
Marriott, who was named to the Second Team, took a giant step forward this season with D2CCA East All-Region First Team and NE10 First Team selections. Marriott posted 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.
Marriott was joined on the Second Team by Laokandi, who was both a D2CCA All-East Region Second Team and NE10 First Team pick. Laokandi, who started all 18 matches he played in, 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.
Hernandez, a Third Teamer, was also an NE10 Second Team choice after playing in 18 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.
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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