December 11, 2011
St. John's defender Lade is honored
St. John's senior defender Connor Lade has earned first team All-Northeast Region honors as announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Lade, who earned second team All-Northeast Region honors in 2010, became the Red Stormís 54th All-Region selection and first two-time All-Region honoree since Matt Groenwald (2004-05).
Lade, who recently signed with the Red Bulls under the Homegrown Player rule, started all 23 games for St. Johnís (14-7-2) and was the only player to play all 2,170 minutes, playing every minute for the second consecutive season. A second team All-Big East selection, the captain helped anchor a defensive unit that posted 11 shutouts.
The defender also earned Big East Tournament Most Outstanding Defensive Player honors and was named to the All-Tournament Team after helping lead St. Johnís to its conference-record ninth Big East Tournament crown.
The two-time all-conference selection and two-time Big East All-Tournament team honoree totaled one goal and four assists in his St. Johnís career. He started 86 of a possible 87 games for the Red Storm.
Lade helped lead St. Johnís to three NCAA Division I tournament appearances (2008, 2009, 2011), two Big East ournament titles (2009, 2011), one College Cup (2008), one Big East regular season crown (2008) and a 52-19-16 (.690) overall record.