Men's Soccer Receives Four All-Conference Selections
- Volante, Arthurs and Paul named First Team, Gubbins receives Second Team honors
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's soccer team had four players named to the All-Skyline Conference Team. Senior midfielder Frank Volante (Massapequa Park, N.Y.), junior defender Mat Arthurs (Islip Terrace, N.Y.) and sophomore forward Ryan Paul (Sayville, N.Y.) were named First Team All-Conference, while senior goalkeeper Patrick Gubbins (East Patchogue, N.Y.) received Second Team honors.
Volante, a senior captain and four-year starter, started every game for the Rams this season. Volante controls the midfield and is the key to Farmingdale's transition. He scored three goals and had one assist this year.
Arthurs, a junior captain, anchored a defense that led the conference with seven shutouts in 16 games played. Arthurs helped Farmingdale finish 4th in the Skyline with a 1.38 goals against average and 2nd with a 0.49 GAA in conference games.
Paul was 2nd in the Skyline and led Farmingdale with 14 goals scored this season. Paul is ranked 10th in the nation with a 1.00 goal per game average and 30th nationally with a 2.00 point per game average. In conference games, Paul was 2nd in the Skyline with 10 goals scored, had 20 points which ranks 2nd and was 1st with four game-winning goals.
Gubbins, a senior captain, had 81 saves in 14 games played this season, holding a .810 save percentage. Gubbins allowed only four goals in eight conference games with a 0.54 goals against average. He had four shutouts this year and ranked 2nd in the Skyline with a .902 save percentage in conference games.
The 2009 All-Skyline Conference teams and Individual/Team honors are as follows...
PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
Fabian Santibanez, Old Westbury
SKYLINE TOURNAMENT MVP:
Adam Rogers, St. Joseph’s
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:
John Dettori, St. Joseph’s
COACH OF THE YEAR:
Nate Kalin, NYU-Poly
TEAM SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD:
ALL-SKYLINE FIRST TEAM:
GK- Michael Dougherty, St. Joseph’s
D- Mat Arthurs, Farmingdale
D- Joe Gabor, NYU-Poly
D- K.J. LaBarbera, St. Joseph’s
M- Erik Badger, Bard
M- Frank Volante, Farmingdale
M- Stephan Zaech, St. Joseph’s
F- Cesur Alagoz, Maritime
F- John Dettori, St. Joseph’s
F- Jacob Hartog, Bard
F- Ryan Paul, Farmingdale
GK- Patrick Gubbins, Farmingdale
GK- Harris Papson, Maritime
D- Mike Carroll, St. Joseph’s
D- Andrew Rahner, Maritime
D- Conor McKeon, Old Westbury
D- Sam Wendel, Bard
M- Tom Federico, Maritime
M- Tomasz Michalak, Mount Saint Mary
M- Allen Rohr, NYU-Poly
F- Francesco Marando, Mount Saint Mary
F- Zach Stern, Yeshiva
F- Volkan Turgut, NYU-Poly