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Malone, Amato, Sommer and Vanasse Earn NEWMAC All-Conference Honors

2013 Men's Soccer All-Conference Springfield, Mass. – November 12, 2013 – The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has announced All-Conference team honors for the 2013 soccer season and Springfield College received four selections between the first and second teams. Ryan Malone (Chicopee, Mass.) was named to the Men’s Soccer All-Conference First Team, while Drew Sommer (West Chester, Pa.), Drew Vanasse (Concord, Mass.), and Danny Amato (Newington, Conn.) all earned All-Conference Second Team honors..

It was a year for the record books for the Pride as four NEWMAC All-Conference players matches the most named in program history. This season, the Pride totaled 45 goals, the most in D-III program history and allowed just 17. The team's 13 wins was the most wins since the 1999 squad won 15.

Malone, a senior defender, returned to action after missing last season with an injury. The senior led the Pride in scoring with 11 goals this season, the most goals scored by an individual player since 2001. Of Malone's 11 goals, four proved to be game-winners. He also tallied four assists while anchoring a Pride defense that allowed just 17 goals all season.

Sommer partnered alongside Malone on defense and was also prominent offensively for the Pride. The junior played in all 19 games and recorded a career-high in goals, assists, and total points. With eight goals, eight assists, and 24 points contributed this year, Sommer was a key player on both sides of the field.

Vanasse anchored the midfield for the Pride playing in all 19 games and earning his second All-Conference honor in as many years. Vanasse was dominant in the air, always posing a threat to the opposition on corner kicks and making it hard for them to get out of their own half on goal kicks. The senior captain matched his career-high in goals scored with five and recorded a career-best five assists.

Amato significantly contributed to the Pride’s success this season by tallying a team-high 27 points. The senior led the Pride in assists with 11, tying him for the most assists in a single season in program history. Amato played in all 19 games for the Pride, producing eight goals, three of them game-winners.

Springfield drew the top seed in the 2013 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Region Men's Soccer Championship. The Pride will be hosting the semifinals and championship on Saturday and Sunday.

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Head Coach Steffen Siebert

Steffen Seibert Steffen Siebert enters his third season at the helm of the Springfield College men's soccer program in the fall of 2014 In his second season, Siebert led the Pride to a historic year, winning the ECAC Championship and setting program marks in goals scored, wins, goals against and shutouts. Read more.

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