ALBANY, N.Y. — The King's College sophomore midfielder Edvin Loefgren was selected Player of the Year as the members of the 2018 Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All-Conference Men's Soccer Team were announced during the HVIAC Tournament yesterday.
The Lions claimed the top three year-end awards with Loefgren's teammate Spencer Smith picked as Rookie of the Year and Tom Harman, Todd Philips, and Matt Anderson receiving Coaching Staff of the Year Honors.
Loefgren scored five goals with three assists in league play while Smith compiled two hat tricks, racking up 10 goals and three assists as the duo formed the most potent scoring threat in the league combining for 30 goals and 14 assists as the No. 1 and 2 goal scorers in the league.
Harman, Philips, and Anderson steered the Lions to a program-record 10-3 overall mark and a 4-2 finish in conference play, their best finish in the league and first tournament appearance.
In total, 16 men were honored with All-HVIAC recognition for outstanding play throughout the season and two were repeat winners.
The HVIAC All-Conference Team, Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year are selected by the conference’s men’s soccer coaches based on regular season conference play.
|Edward Ahanmisi||Albany Pharmacy||Jr.||D||Vancouver, B.C.|
|Juan Arboleda||New Rochelle||So.||M||Medellin, Colombia|
|George Beinetti||SUNY ESF||Sr.||D||Honeoye, N.Y.|
|Dario Cruz Sepulveda||Berkeley||Fr.||GK||Guadalajara, Mexico|
|Jean-Gardy Derineau||Berkeley||So.||M||Valley Stream, N.Y.|
|Benjamin Elvenes||Berkeley||Fr.||D||Skien, Norway|
|Marcelo Furchi||New Rochelle||Fr.||F||Mount Vernon, N.Y.|
|Geoff Golick %||SUNY ESF||Gr.||M||Marcellus, N.Y.|
|Diego Herrera||King's||Fr.||D||Redondo Beach, Calif.|
|Matt Hoppe||SUNY ESF||Sr.||F||East Islip, N.Y.|
|Noah Keith **||Albany Pharmacy||Jr.||M||Rotterdam, N.Y.|
|Josue Jimenez||Berkeley||So.||D||Hempstead, N.Y.|
|Ammon McGilbra||Culinary||Fr.||Houston, Texas|
|Kevin Moreira||Vaughn||Fr.||D/M||Brooklyn, N.Y.|
|Spencer Smith||King's||Fr.||F||Eugene, Ore.|
|Nicholas Van Bennekum||SUNY ESF||Sr.||D||Gilford, N.Y.|
** Denotes 2016 & 2017 All-Conference Team selection
% Denotes 2015 & 2017 All-Conference Team selection
Player of the Year - Edvin Loefgren (King's)
Rookie of the Year - Spencer Smith (King's)
Coaching Staff of the Year - Tom Harman, Todd Philips, Matt Anderson (King's)