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Chauncey Allers Named LEC Offensive Player Of The Year... Six Others Honored

Chauncey Allers Named LEC Offensive Player Of The Year...  Six Others Honored

PAWTUCKET, RI - Western Connecticut State University senior forward Chauncey Allers (Wilton, CT) was unanimously selected 2018 Little East Conference Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Year. He joins five other Colonials on the league All-Conference First and Second Teams.

Allers, now a back-to-back recipient of the league's top offensive honor, joins LEC Tournament Most Outstanding Player Darion Richeme' (Danbury, CT), Robert Della Penna (Suffield, CT), Spencer Ranno (Sherman, CT) and goalie Daniel Szabo (Trumbull, CT) on the First Team.  Sophomore midfielder Matthew Restrepo (Bridgeport, CT) was the only WestConn student-athlete named to the Second Team.

official release from Darryl Konicki - LEC Assistant Commissioner

PAWUCKET, R.I. – The 2018 Little East Conference (LEC) men's soccer major awards and all-conference selections were announced Wednesday following a vote of the league's nine head coaches. Western Connecticut senior forward Chauncey Allers (Wilton, Conn.) was named the LEC Offensive Player of the Year, while Eastern Connecticut junior back Nick Starkowski (Marlborough, Conn.) and freshman forward Patrick Agyemang (East Hartford, Conn.) were named LEC Defensive Player of the Year and LEC Rookie of the Year, respectively. Eastern's Greg DeVito was named the LEC Coach of the Year.

Allers led the LEC in scoring with 22 goals and nine assists for 53 total points during the regular season; his 22 goals were the most in the league, while his nine assists were the second-highest total. WestConn's all-time leading scorer added two more goals as the Colonials captured their second straight LEC tournament title, scoring the game-winner in overtime to beat Castleton in the first round and netting the game-tying goal in the tournament final win over Keene State. He is the first player in program history to earn multiple LEC Offensive Player of the Year awards.

Starkowski led a defense that allowed just 16 goals during the regular season, and only yielded five goals over eight conference matches. He is the seventh player in program history to be named LEC Defensive Player of the Year, the last being Emmanuel Caicedo in 2016.

Agyemang led the Eastern Connecticut in scoring after totaling nine goals and three assists for 21 points in his first collegiate season. He is the fourth player in program history to be named the LEC Rookie of the Year, the most recent being Bradley Fletcher in 2009.

DeVito guided the Warriors to a 15-3-0 overall record and the LEC regular season title with a near-perfect 7-1-0 ledger in conference play during his 13th season on the bench. This marks DeVito's third LEC Coach of the Year selection, the first was in 2007 and the second was in 2013.

The complete list of all-conference selections can be found below.

2018 LEC Men's Soccer All-Conference Teams

     

Offensive Player of the Year

Chauncey Allers

Western Connecticut

Defensive Player of the Year

Nick Starkowski

Eastern Connecticut

Rookie of the Year

Patrick Agyemang

Eastern Connecticut

Coach of the Year

Greg DeVito

Eastern Connecticut

 

First Team All-Conference

     

Forward

Chauncey Allers

Sr.

Western Connecticut

Wilton, Conn.

Forward

Seraphin Iradukunda

So.

Castleton

Burlington, Vt.

Forward

Patrick Agyemang

Fr.

Eastern Connecticut

East Hartford, Conn.

Midfield

Justin Jensen

Jr.

Eastern Connecticut

Wethersfield, Conn.

Midfield

Robert Della Penna

Sr.

Western Connecticut

Suffield, Conn.

Midfield

Darion Richmé

Sr.

Western Connecticut

Danbury, Conn.

Midfield

Dennis Vazquez

Sr.

Rhode Island College

Providence, R.I.

Defense

Nick Starkowski

Jr.

Eastern Connecticut

Marlborough, Conn.

Defense

Yuran Teixeira

So.

UMass Boston

Praia, Cape Verde

Defense

Spencer Ranno

Jr.

Western Connecticut

Sherman, Conn.

Defense

Jonata Mbongo

So.

Southern Maine

Portland, Maine

Goalkeeper

Daniel Szabo

So.

Western Connecticut

Trumbull, Conn.

         
         

Second Team All-Conference

     

Forward

Griffin Luczek

Jr.

Eastern Connecticut

Lee, N.H.

Forward

Raffi DeSouza

Jr.

UMass Boston

Watertown, Mass.

Forward

Wesley McIntosh

Fr.

Keene State

Bedford, N.H.

Midfield

Edson Marques

So.

UMass Boston

Cali, Colombia

Midfield

Eric Murakami

Sr.

UMass Boston

São Paulo, Brazil

Midfield

Matthew Restrepo

So.

Western Connecticut

Bridgeport, Conn.

Midfield

Will Toomey

Fr.

Eastern Connecticut

Willington, Conn.

Defense

Isaiah Lovering

So.

Keene State

Henniker, N.H.

Defense

Joao Correia

Sr.

UMass Dartmouth

Peabody, Mass.

Defense

Dan Shaw

Sr.

Plymouth State

Winchester, England

Defense

Brendan D'Arcy

So.

Eastern Connecticut

West Hartford, Conn.

Goalkeeper

Omar Castro-Dreher

Jr.

UMass Boston

Woonsocket, R.I.