December 19, 2012
COLLEGE BOOT SPOTLIGHT: LEONARDO FERNANDES
Meet the candidates, and vote!
Stony Brook senior midfielder Leonardo Fernandes is one of five nominees for Big Apple Soccer Men’s College Player of the Year and a regional nominee for the Soccer News Net College Boot, recognizing the national player of the year.
|Stony Brook’s Leonardo Fernandes is the first-ever 3-time America East Midfielder of the Year and is a candidate for the Soccer News Net College Boot.
photo by James Escher, courtesy Stony Brook Athletic Communications
Fernandes, of North Babylon, NY (North Babylon HS/BW Gottschee), is the America East Conference’s first-ever three-time Midfielder of the Year and just the second to win any major award three years in a row (2010-2012). In December, he became the first Seawolves player ever honored as an NSCAA All-American, with a Second Team nod. The preseason All-American ranked second among league leaders in points (22), tied for third in goals (8) and was second in assists (6). Fernandes, who served as the focal point of an offense that ranked second in conference scoring at 1.69 goals per contest, earned America East Player of the Week honors on Sept. 17 and BigAppleSoccer.com College Player of the Week recognition for the week ending Sept. 30. He also was named to the America East Championship All-Tournament Team.
Fan voting accounts for 40% of the total toward selection of the Soccer News Net College Boot. Voting for the College Boot and Big Apple Soccer Men’s College Player of the Year awards is open through December 23.
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