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    FIGHTING IRISH Senior forward Steven Perry was a unanimous first-team All-BIG EAST selection. He leads all BIG EAST players with 12 goals this season.
    Senior forward Steven Perry was a unanimous first-team All-BIG EAST selection. He leads all BIG EAST players with 12 goals this season.

    Nov. 11, 2010

    SHORT HILLS, N.J. - Five University of Notre Dame student-athletes on Thursday evening received all-conference recognition at the annual BIG EAST men's soccer awards banquet. Headlining the Fighting Irish honorees were first-team selections Jeb Brovsky (Lakewood, Colo./Green Mountain), a senior midfielder, and Steven Perry (Edmond, Okla./Bishop McGuinness), a senior forward.

    Notre Dame junior defender Aaron Maund (Dorchester, Mass./The Roxbury Latin School) and sophomore midfielder Dillon Powers (Plano, Texas/Plano Senior) were named to the All-BIG EAST second team. Freshman forward Harrison Shipp (Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest) was selected to the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team.

    Perry, a unanimous first-team pick, leads all BIG EAST players with 12 goals and is second in points (27). His goal total ranks eighth nationally. Perry, a starter in every match this season, has nine goals in league play. He has three two-goal efforts on the season and ranks first in the BIG EAST with five game-winning goals. Perry has scored a goal in eight of the past 12 matches and the Irish are 7-1-1 this season when the senior forward nets a goal. This is the first all-league accolade for Perry.

    Brovsky has started every game this season and has posted four goals and one assist. This is the third all-BIG EAST honor for Brovsky, who was a third-team pick in each of the past two seasons. For his career, Brovsky has 15 goals and 12 assists. He also is a Lowe's Senior CLASS Award finalist.

    Maund has played every minute on the pitch this season. The central defender has anchored the Irish backline and has helped the Irish defense post six shutouts and limit opponents to a 0.89 goals-against average. Notre Dame is surrendering just 4.3 shots on goal per game. In addition to his defensive efforts, Maund has notched a goal and two assists. Maund, a starter in all 57 matches during his Fighting Irish career, was an all-BIG EAST third-team pick last season.



    Powers has started every match this season and he has tallied three goals and four assists. His goal, assist and point total all rank third on the team. The sophomore leads all non-defenders on the Notre Dame squad in minutes played this season (1,604). Last season, Powers was named to the league's all-rookie squad.

    Shipp became the latest Fighting Irish player to be tabbed to the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team. Shipp has played in every match this season, including three starts. He is tied for the team lead in assists with six, which rank in a tie for eighth among all BIG EAST players. In his first career start, Shipp assisted on all three first-half goals in a 4-1 win over Marquette. He had a two-assist effort in a 3-1 triumph at Seton Hall.

    Taking home the major awards on the night were Louisville's Austin Berry (defensive player of the year) and Dylan Mares (rookie of the year), Connecticut's Tony Cascio (offensive player of the year) and Josh Ford (goalkeeper of the year) along with Georgetown's Ian Christianson (midfielder of the year). Louisville and Georgetown were named the conference's coaching staffs of the year. St. John's received the Team Fair Play Award.

    All voting for the all-conference teams and awards were done by the league's 16 head coaches.

    The Fighting Irish finished second in the BIG EAST Blue Division with a 6-2-1 record. Georgetown won the Blue Division, while Louisville claimed the Red Division.

    No. 11 Notre Dame (10-4-4) will face top-ranked Louisville (15-0-2) at 7:30 p.m. (ET) on Friday in the BIG EAST Championship semifinals at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. The match can be seen live on CBS College Sports. Cincinnati and Providence will play in the first semifinal at 5:00 p.m. The BIG EAST title game will take place at noon (ET) on Sunday at Red Bull Arena.

    BIG EAST Men's Soccer Awards

    Offensive Player of the Year
    Tony Cascio, Connecticut

    Defensive Player of the Year
    Austin Berry, Louisville

    Midfielder of the Year
    Ian Christianson, Georgetown

    Goalkeeper of the Year
    Josh Ford, Connecticut

    Rookie of the Year
    Dylan Mares, Louisville

    Coaching Staff of the Year

    Team Fair Play Award
    St. John's

    First Team
    Carlos Alvarez, MF, Connecticut
    Austin Berry, D, Louisville
    Jeb Brovsky, MF, Notre Dame
    *Tony Cascio, F, Connecticut
    Ian Christianson, MF, Georgetown
    Nick DeLeon, MF, Louisville
    Josh Ford, GK, Connecticut
    Matt Marcin, MF, Providence
    *Steven Perry, F, Notre Dame
    Colin Rolfe, F, Louisville
    Tadeu Terra, MF, St. John's
    *unanimous First Team Selection

    Second Team^
    Antonio Aguilar, MF, DePaul
    Bernardo Anor, MF, USF
    Matt Bahner, MF, Cincinnati
    Stephane Diop, MF, Connecticut
    Raymon Gaddis, D, West Virginia
    Zach Johnson, GK, West Virginia
    Calum Mallace, MF, Marquette
    Dylan Mares, MF, Louisville
    Brayan Martinez, MF, Seton Hall
    Aaron Maund, D, Notre Dame
    Javed Mohammed, D, USF
    Steve Neumann, MF, Georgetown
    Dillon Powers, MF, Notre Dame
    Abel Sebele, MF, West Virginia
    ^additional players due to point total ties

    Third Team^
    Jeff Attinella, GK, USF
    Paolo DelPiccolo, MF, Louisville
    Greg King, D, Connecticut
    Connor Lade, D, St. John's
    Alex Mangan, F, DePaul
    Leston Paul, MF, USF
    Dylan Renna, F, Villanova
    Yannick Salmon, MF, Rutgers
    Jossimar Sanchez, MF, Connecticut
    Dom Sarle, F, St. John's
    Eric Schoenle, D, West Virginia
    Hasani Sinclair, F, USF
    Kenney Walker, MF, Louisville
    Matt Williams, GK, Cincinnati
    ^additional players due to point total ties

    All-Rookie Team
    Rafael Diaz, GK, St. John's
    Joey Dillon, MF, Georgetown
    Mamadou Diouf, F, Connecticut
    Andrew Jean-Baptiste, D, Connecticut
    Dylan Mares, MF, Louisville
    Steve Neumann, MF/F, Georgetown
    Leston Paul, MF, USF
    Dylan Renna, F, Villanova
    Dom Sarle, F, St. John's
    Joseph Schmid, MF, Villanova
    Harrison Shipp, F, Notre Dame


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