November 3, 2011

Sabadoz Headlines Men’s Soccer Northeast-10 All-Conference Selections

SOUTH EASTON, MA- Four members of the Merrimack men's soccer team have been named to the Northeast-10 All-Conference squads, released Thursday morning by the league office.

Robbie Sabadoz (Ottawa, ON), a four-time Northeast-10 All-Conference selection, garnered his third-consecutive first team nod. Nicholas Lo Coco (Gloucester, MA) and Victor Plaza (Jundiai, Brazil) were both tabbed to the Northeast-10 All-Conference second team while Michael Rincon (Medford, MA) was an All-Rookie pick.

Sabadoz led the Warriors with 19 points on eight goals and three assists this fall. He became the third player in program history to collect 100 career points on October 19 with a goal and two assists in Merrimack's 4-2 victory over Le Moyne. A two-year co-captain, Sabadoz netted two game-winning goals on the season and appeared in all 19 matches.

Lo Coco tallied seven points on the year with three goals and one helper. The senior co-captain converted two of three penalty kick attempts this fall. He saw action in all 19 contests this season and made 18 starts while contributing to the Warriors' defensive efforts. Last season, Lo Coco was named to the Northeast-10 All-Conference third team.

Plaza, a first-time Northeast-10 All-Conference honoree, registered a pair of goals and four assists on the year to finish with eight points to rank fourth on the squad. A senior co-captain, he started 13 matches while playing in 15. Both of Plaza's tallies this fall were game-deciding markers, good for first among the team while his four helpers were second-most.

Rincon led all Merrimack rookies with seven points on two goals and three assists. The freshman appeared all 19 games this fall and started 17 matches. Rincon scored one game-winner this season, tallying his first collegiate goal in the Warriors' 3-0 win over Dominican early in the year.

Merrimack finished the season with a 9-7-3 overall record and claimed the fifth-seed in the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament with a 7-6-1 league mark. The Warriors fell to fourth-seeded Le Moyne in the first round of the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament 3-2.