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Men's Soccer Has Six NSCAA Honorees

          Release: 12/12/2011
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY - Six members of the Iona College men's soccer team were named to the 2011 NCAA Men's Division All-North Atlantic Team, as selected by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.  The Gaels led all teams in the country with their six honorees.

Named to the First Team was freshman goalkeeper Borja Barbero, sophomore midfielder Franklin Castellanos, sophomore forward Samuel Adjei and junior forward Ansger Otto.  Named to the Second Team was junior defender Robbie Krohmer while freshman forward Ignacio Maganto earned Third Team recognition.

"This honor proves that we have a great future ahead of us with all six performers returning for next season," said head coach Fernando Barboto.  "It's a tremendous honor to be recognized for our perforance this year."

Barbero started all 20 games for the Gaels this season, allowing 19 goals for an impressive goals against average of 0.91.  He recorded 62 saves and four shutouts in his rookie season, earning MAAC All-Rookie honors and was named to the All-Tournament Team at the MAAC Championship.

Castellanos appeared in 19 games for the Maroon & Gold, leading the Gaels in points with 20 (3g, 14a).  His 14 assists were the most in the country as was his 0.74 assists per game average while earning All-MAAC First Team honors this season.

Adjei earned All-MAAC First Team honors after contributing 19 points on six goals and seven assists in his second season with the Gaels.  He had three game winners this season and a team high 27 shots on goal.

Otto appeared in all 20 games for Iona, leading the Gaels with seven goals, including three game winners en route to an All-MAAC First Team selection.

Krohmer earned All-MAAC First Team honors and an All-Tournament Team selection at the MAAC Championship.  In 15 games this season, Krohmer helped anchor an Iona defense that allowed only 19 goals this season in 20 games.

In 20 games this season, Maganto scored six goals and picked up four assists in his first season with the Gaels.  Maganto earned All-MAAC Second and Rookie Team honors as the Gaels earned their third straight berth into the MAAC Championship.
First Team	  	  	  	  	  
Pos.	Player	  		Class	  School			Hometown
K	Borja Barbero	   	Fr.	  Iona				Valladolid, Spain
D	RJ Allen	   	Sr.	  Monmouth			Old Bridge, N.J.
D	Marvcello Castro	Jr.	  Sacred Heart			Parana, Brazil
D	James Price	   	Jr.	  Saint Francis (Pa)		Christchurch, New Zealand
D	Jonny Raj	   	Jr.	  Fairfield			Auckland, New Zealand
M	Franklin Castellanos	So.	  Iona	 			Dover, N.J.
M	Ryan Clark	   	Jr.	  Monmouth			Freehold, N.J.
M	Carl Haworth	   	Sr.	  Niagara			Barrie, Ont.
F	Sammy Adjei	   	So.	  Iona	 			Newark, N.J.
F	Ansger Otto	   	Jr.	  Iona	 			Willingshore, N.J.
F	Reece Wilson	   	Jr.	  Central Connecticut State	London, England
Second Team	   	  	   	  	  
K	Alex Fait	   	Sr.	  Sacred Heart	 		Ottawa, Ont.
D	Gerwyn Jones	   	Jr.	  Loyola	 		Carnarfon, Wales
D	Robbie Krohmer	   	Jr.	  Iona	 			Northport, N.Y.
D	Anthony Vazquez	   	Sr.	  Monmouth			Belford, N.J.
M	Max Hamilton	   	Sr.	  Monmouth			Medford, N.J.
M	Adam Maabdi	   	Jr.	  Saint Francis (N.Y.)		Honnecourt-Sur-Escaut, France
M	Nick Surkamp	   	So.	  Longwood			Manassas, Va.
M	Witkowski	   	Sr.	  Marist			Rochester, N.Y.
F	Jordan Ayris	   	Fr.	  Fairfield			Bicester, England
F	Gabriel Bagot	   	So.	  Saint Francis (N.Y.)		Nevers, France
F	Phillip Surprise	Jr.	  Quinnipiac			Milwaukee, Wis.
Third Team	   	  	   	  	  	
K	Michael Okeefe	   	Jr.	  Fairfield			Christchurch, New Zealand
D	Mamado Dioubate	   	Jr.	  Central Connecticut State	Queens, N.Y.
D	Jannis Opalaka	   	Jr.	  Siena				Stade, Germany
D	Jason Wells	   	Jr.	  Fairleigh Dickinson		Montclair, N.J.
M	Steve Jakobowski	Sr.	  Long Island			West Deptford, N.J.
M	Jack McVet	   	Jr.	  Fairleigh Dickinson		Douglas, Isle of Mann
M	Thomas Obasi	   	Jr.	  Central Connecticut State	Birmingham, England
F	Stephen Brossard	Jr.	  Marist			Port Washington, N.Y.
F	Ingacio Maganto	   	Fr.	  Iona				Madrid, Spain
F	Wayne Tiller	   	Jr.	  St. Francis (Pa.)		Magnolia, Del.
F	Chris Wheeler	   	Sr.	   Mount Saint Mary's	 	Newcastle, Australia
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