Post Season Awards Continue for Men’s Soccer Elton Joe and Tommy Quaranta as NSCAA Releases All-Region Teams
Monday, December 16, 2013 - Kansas City, Kan.
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Senior Tommy Quaranta was named to the NSCAA Third Team All-East Region after a career year in 2013. Copyright 2013; Wilmington University, all rights reserved. Photo by Mark Tetreault.
Junior Elton Joe was named to the NSCAA Second Team All-East Region after leading the Wildcats in goals, assists, and points in 2013. Copyright 2013; Wilmington University, all rights reserved. Photo by Mark Tetreault.
Wilmington University men’s soccer tandem Elton Joe and Tommy Quaranta picke dup another post season award as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced its All-Region teams last week.
The duo led the Wildcats to the programs’ first NCAA Tournament victory and the second most wins in a season, finishing 13-6-2 overall. The team also rose to as high as 13th in the NSCAA Division II National Poll, and second in the NSCAA East Region Poll after starting the season 6-1 overall. The team received votes in the final NSCAA Division II National poll for the 2013 season, which was also released last week.
Joe (Baltimore, Md.) was named Second Team All-NSCAA after leading the team with 15 goals and seven assists, good enough to finish second in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference with 37 points. He tallied at least one point in each of the first seven games of the year, including five points at Concordia with two goals and an assist. He also scored a pair of goals at Holy Family, against West Chester, and against Concordia in the CACC Tournament Quarterfinals.
The Daktronics All-American Honorable Mention, Daktronics First Team All-East Region and First Team All-CACC selection recorded a point in 11 of the 15 games he appeared in, scoring game-winning goals at Franklin Pierce, Holy Family, Concordia, and against Concordia in the CACC Quarterfinals. Joe also led the CACC with 85 shots and 44 shots on goal. Joe was also named to the CACC All-Tournament Team and was the CACC Player of the Week on September 23.
Quaranta (Baltimore, Md.) was named Third Team All-NSCAA after completing a career season as a senior, complementing Joe on the offensive side of the formation for the Wildcats. Quaranta scored nine goals and added seven assists to finish sixth in the CACC with 25 points. His seven assists were third in the CACC while his nine goals were sixth best in the conference. He was named Daktronics Second Team All-East Region, Second Team All-CACC and to the CACC All-Tournament Team for his efforts.
The senior recorded his first career half hat trick against Millersville on September 17, leading the team to a 3-2 victory. It was the team’s first hat trick since the 2009 season. Quaranta also scored a goal and added an assist in two matches this year, first at Franklin Pierce and against Concordia in the CACC Quarterfinal. He also scored four game-winning goals, scoring at Bridgeport, against Millersville, against Caldwell, and at Georgian Court.
Conference rival Post University had five players selection NSCAA All-East Region, in addition to the Eagles’ head coach Ted Haley being named NSCAA East Region Coach of the Year. Dominican, Nyack, Philadelphia, and Caldwell were also all represented with one student-athlete on the three All-East Region teams.
2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II Men’s All-East Region
GK – Jose Silva, Jr., Merrimack
D – Eirik Bjornoe, Sr., LIU Post
D – Dominica Samuel, So., Southern New Hampshire
D – Callum William, Jr., Southern New Hampshire
M – Vinny Caccavale, Sr., NYIT
M – Yannick Kabala, Jr., Southern New Hampshire
M – Sonny Narro, Sr., Dominican
M – Jonathan Watkin, Sr., LIU Post
F – Eivind Austbo, Jr., LIU Post
F – Joe Baccielo, Sr., Post
F – Pierre Omanga, Sr., Southern New Hampshire
GK – Andre Lindsay, Sr., Post
D – Kevin Ipina, Sr., Post
D – Ani Lekaj, Jr., Post
D – Zacchious Ogoo, Jr., Dowling
D – Ronald Ried, So., Merrimack
M – Sebastian Brems, Fr., Southern Connecticut State
M – Miguel Carneiro, Jr., Southern New Hampshire
M – Per Forgaard, So., LIU Post
M – Felix Horn, Sr., Nyack
F – Matthew DiDonna, Sr., NYIT
F – Elton Joe, Jr., Wilmington
F – Cemil Turan, Sr., LIU Post
GK – Nick Papas, Sr., Mercy
D – Angelo Dambalas, So., Philadelphia
D – Javier Gallardo, Sr., NYIT
D – Keleena Onyeaka, Jr., Le Moyne
D – Clayton Ulmer, Sr., Bridgeport
M – Juan Aguiar, Jr., Adelphi
M – Tom Quaranta, Sr., Wilmington
M – Glen Reid, So., Queens
M – Michael Rincon, Jr., Merrimack
F – Alejandro Penzino, So., Adelphi
F – Francisco Sastre, So., Post
F – Haakon Sulheim, Fr., Caldwell