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Men's soccer earns Atlantic East Coaching Staff of the Year, land three on all-conference teams

Men's soccer earns Atlantic East Coaching Staff of the Year, land three on all-conference teams

LANCASTER, Pa. – The Atlantic East Conference announced its 2019 men's soccer major award winners and all-conference teams on Thursday, and the Marymount University men's soccer team was awarded with the Coaching Staff of the Year and three All-Atlantic East selections.

Marymount Head Coach Nate Kalin and his staff of Artie Lopez, Oscar ElinanChris Cardenas, and Sebastian Hendi, earned the league's Coaching Staff of the Year, after setting the program record for wins in a season with 10, guiding the team to a 10-9-1 record.

The team posted a 4-2 record in Atlantic East play on the year, earning the No. 3 seed in the Atlantic East tournament. With a 2-1 victory over Gwynedd Mercy University in the first round, the Saints advanced to the semifinals against Immaculata University, giving the program its first conference tournament semifinal appearance since the the 2003 season.

Marymount had senior Rodney Ngoh and junior Ridwaan Robinson earn All-Atlantic East, first-team selections.

Ngoh is making his third career appearance on an all-conference first team, also earning the selection in 2015 and 2016 in the Capital Athletic Conference. He was named to the All-Atlantic East second team, last season.

This season, he finished the year second on the team with six goals and third with 12 points. Ngoh tied for ninth in the Atlantic East in goals and 13th in points. With four game-winning goals, he led the team and tied for first in the conference.

Ngoh led the Marymount defense, which posted six shutouts on the year, including three in conference play.

Robinson earned his first-career, all-conference nod, after leading the team with eight goals and 18 points. His goals tied for fifth in the Atlantic East, while his points tied for sixth. He added two assists, as well.

Robinson tallied two game-winning goals on the season.

Freshman Carlos Varona earned a second-team, all-conference honor, as he ranking fifth on the team with eight points on two goals and four assists. The assist total tied for second on the team.

The Saints will continue their season in the Eastern College Athletic Conference on Saturday, November 16 in a first-round contest at Muhlenberg College; the first touch is set for 11 a.m.

To view the full Atlantic East release, click here.