November 5, 2009
AMERICA EAST'S TOP ROOKIE
Stony Brook's Fernandes is honored
Stony Brook freshman Leonardo Fernandes was named America East Rookie of the Year and three other players earned conference honors.
Redshirt freshman Anthony Rogic (Boonton, N.J.) and freshman Berian Gobeil joined Fernandes on the All-Rookie Team while senior Collin Geoghegan (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) was selected to the second team. Fernandes (North Babylon, N.Y.) and Gobeil also earned second team honors.
“I am very happy for Collin in receiving this recognition from the league in his final year,” Stony Brook coach Cesar Markovic said. “With the number of quality offensive players in the league, it’s an honor for Fernandes and Gobeil to be selected to the second team. The selection of Rogic as well as Fernandes and Gobeil truly shows that the future of our program is very bright."
Fernandes is the first men’s soccer player from Stony Brook to earn the conference’s rookie of the year award. He led conference freshmen in scoring with six goals and 14 points and is one goal away from tying Shane Arikian’s (’04) school record for goals by a freshman in Division I.
Rogic has saved his best for conference play. Leading the Seawolves to a five-game unbeaten streak, Rogic has recorded a 0.60 goals-against average as well as an .862 save percentage and three shutouts during conference play.
Gobeil has also been a force in his first year, ranking second on the team with five goals and 12 points. He tallied the Seawolves’ goal against No. 12 Harvard and scored the game-winnning and game-tying goals against Albany and New Hampshire.
Ranking among the all-time leaders in games played at Stony Brook with 69, Geoghegan picked up his first post-season honor. He has played in all 17 games this season while serving as an important piece to the Seawolves’ defense. He’s recorded seven career points, including an assist on senior Damion Brown’s goal against Adelphi in September.
Stony Brook has earned the second seed and a bye in the America East Tournament. The Seawolves will face the winner of No. 3 Hartford and No. 6 Boston University Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.