MERRIMACK TRIO GARNERS NSCAA ALL-REGION HONORS AFTER LEADING THE WARRIORS TO ANOTHER WINNING SEASON
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. - After helping guide the Merrimack College men's soccer team to another winning season, three student-athletes earned the prestigious recognition by the region's coaches for their efforts, as the trio of Jose Silva (Northborough, Mass.), Ronald Ried (Schwendi, Germany), and Michael Rincon (Medford, Mass.) was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-East Region Team, as announced Tuesday.
All three Warriors helped the Warriors finish with a 13-4-2 overall record and a 10-2-1 conference record. Merrimack earned the No. 2 seed in the Northeast-10 Conference Championship.
The second-seeded Warriors held off Bentley at home in the quarterfinals before defeating Franklin Pierce in penalty kicks in the semifinals. The Warriors advanced to the NE-10 finals and were defeated by #10 Southern New Hampshire.
Silva was named to the All-East Region First Team, while Ried and Rincon found spots on the All-Region Second Team and Third Team, respectively.
Silva, the Northest-10 Goalkeeper of the Year, was the anchor of a Merrimack defense that limited opponents to only 1.3 goals per game and posted a .885 save percentage on the season. The Northborough, Mass. native appeared in and started all 19 games in net for Merrimack while posting 78 saves and a 0.54 goals-against average. He finished the season with a 13-4-2 record and 10 shutouts.
Ried has been an instrumental component of a Merrimack defensive unit that has yielded just 10 goals 19 games this fall, and has pulled his own weight on offense as well, tallying two goals and contributing two assists. He finished the season with six points and 10 shots on target.
Rincon was one of five players to start in all 19 matches this fall for the Warriors. He played an integral role in the Warriors' lineup this season. The Medford, Mass. native tied his career-high three assists, as well as accumulating three total points.