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UNH men earn soccer honors

December 05. 2017 10:38PM

It was a memorable year for the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team, and that’s reflected in honors bestowed on five Wildcats on Tuesday.

Graduate student Robin Schmidt was named to the United Soccer Coaches All -East Region first team, while graduate student Willis Griffith, of Amherst, and junior Otto Sahlen were named to the second team. Graduate student Andrew Pesci, of Windham, and freshman Linus Fallberg earned spots on the third team.

Schmidt led the team with eight goals, 17 points and three game-winning goals. Sahlen started 21 games on defense, which allowed only 13 goals all year. Griffith started all 22 games on defense and was a senior co-captain, as the defense was seventh in the nation with a .555 goals-against average. He netted three goals this season.

Fallberg scored three goals for six points and played in 20 games as a freshman. He was awarded with America East first team honors, and earned a spot on the America East All Rookie Team.

Pesci started all 22 games and was ranked third in the nation in shutouts, and was ninth in goals-against average (0.555).

The Wildcats made it to the third round of the NCAA Tournament — the program had never before won an NCAA Tournament game — and the staff, led by coach Marc Hubbard, was named the United Soccer Coaches Eastern Region Staff of the Year and the America East Coaching Staff of the Year.