Sanders Named All-ECAC

Monty Sanders

WORCESTER, Mass. – Senior midfielder Monty Sanders (Temecula, Calif.), a member of the Holy Cross men's soccer team, has been selected to the 2013 All-Eastern College Athletic Conference second team. He was one of five players from the Patriot League selected to the All-ECAC squads.

Sanders was previously named first team All-Patriot League for the second year in a row, in addition to being selected to the NSCAA All Mid-Atlantic Region team. He tallied four goals, eight assists and 16 points this season, which were all career-highs. Sanders led the team in assists and points, as his eight assists are second all-time in a season in school history. He also led the team with a career-best three game-winning goals. His eight assists ranked second in the league and 25th nationally. His 16 points were fifth in the league and his four goals were tied for eighth. During his career, Sanders only missed one game, playing and starting in 71 games posting a total of 11 career goals, 10 assists and 32 points. His 10 assists are tied for 10th all-time in program history. Sanders, who was a two-time captain, won the team's 2013 Luke Dunivant Award, which goes to a player who has inspired others by displaying outstanding courage, commitment to the team and sportsmanship during his career. He was named to the Patriot League All-Academic team for the first time in his career this year. Sanders was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in 2011 and 2012 and is a three-year member of the Holy Cross Leadership Academy.

Holy Cross (9-9-2 overall, 6-3-0 Patriot League) concluded the 2013 season by reaching the Patriot League championship game for the first time since 2008, before falling to Navy (2-0). The Crusaders' nine overall wins were their most since going 9-5-5 in 2008, while their six Patriot League victories tied for their most all-time with the 2001 team which went 6-0-1 in league play. Holy Cross' 24 goals this season were its most since netting 26 in 2007 and its 25 goals allowed were its lowest since allowing 18 in 2009.

 

2013 ECAC Division I Men's Soccer All-Star Teams

First Team

Defense
Joe Greenspan, Jr., U.S. Naval Academy
Sebastien Ibeagha, Sr., Duke University
Tim Parker, Jr., St. John's University
Keegan Rosenberry, So., Georgetown University
Will Smith, Sr., College of William & Mary
Derek Vogel, So., U.S. Naval Academy

Midfield
Dan Metzger, Jr., University of Maryland
Kadeem Dacres, Sr., University of Maryland-Baltimore County
Adria Beso, Jr., University of Connecticut
Mamadou Kansaye, Jr., University of Maryland-Baltimore County
Mael Corboz, So., Rutgers University
Joey Dillon, Sr., Georgetown University
Joseph Schmid, Sr., Monmouth University

Forward
Patrick Mullins, Sr., University of Maryland
Steve Neumann, Sr., Georgetown University
Pete Caringi III, Sr., University of Maryland-Baltimore County
Brandon Allen, So., Georgetown University

Goalkeeper
Andre Blake, Jr., University of Connecticut

 
Second Team

Defense
Patrick Slogic, Sr., Cornell University
Oumar Ballo, Jr., University of Maryland-Baltimore County
Sergio Campbell, Jr., University of Connecticut
Taylor Washington, So., George Mason University
Matt Jeffrey, Jr., Monmouth University
Francis de Vries, Fr., St. Francis University
Nicholas Walker, Sr., Fairleigh Dickinson University

Midfield
James Mulligan, Sr., St. John's University
Marcus Luster, Fr., College of William & Mary
Dante Marini, Sr., Northeastern University
Tariq Akeel, So., Brown University
Andrew Tinari, Fr., Columbia University
Chris Thorsheim, So., Bucknell University
Monty Sanders, Sr., College of the Holy Cross
Martin Sanchez, Sr., U.S. Naval Academy

Forward
Cyle Larin, Fr., University of Connecticut
Jason Plumhoff, Sr., La Salle University
Kevin Correa, Jr., St. Francis College
Kharlton Belmar, Jr., Virginia Commonwealth University
Guillermo Delgado, Fr., University of Delaware
Chris Griebsch, Sr., Hofstra University
Duke Lacroix, Jr., University of Pennsylvania
Cameron Porter, Jr., Hoftsra Unversity

Goalkeeper
John McCarthy, Sr., La Salle University


Offensive Player of the Year
Pete Caringi III, Sr., University of Maryland-Baltimore County

Defensive Player of the Year
Andre Blake, Jr., University of Connecticut

Rookie of the Year
Cyle Larin, Fr., University of Connecticut