FRISCO, Texas (November 14, 2013) – The Rutgers men’s soccer team featured three Scarlet Knights on All-American Athletic Conference Teams, it was announced Thursday night on the eve of the conference semifinals.
Sophomore midfielder Mael Corboz (Green Brook, N.J.) was a First Team All-American Athletic Conference selection, while freshman goalkeeper David Greczek (Fairfield, N.J.) was a Second Team All-American Athletic Conference honoree. Greczek and fellow freshman Erik Sa (Watchung, N.J.) were both members of the American’s All-Rookie Team.
A Preseason All-AAC selection, Corboz earns first team accolades after registering 18 points to date off of six goals and six assists. The second-year Scarlet Knight posted multiple goal games against Penn State and Princeton, along with game-winners against South Carolina and AAC Tournament top seed and seventh ranked Louisville.
Following a three goal, two assist weekend helping RU to victories over Princeton and South Carolina, Corboz was named the American Athletic Conference. NSCAA and Top Drawer Soccer Player of the Week. He was recently honored by a nod to Top Drawer Soccer’s National Team of the Week after notching the game-winner against Louisville in the AAC quarterfinals last Saturday.
Greczek has been among the league top keepers holding down a 1.20 goals against average and .807 save percentage. He has totaled 96 saves, averaging 5.1 stops per game, along with five shutouts. Among those shutouts was a 1-0 Rutgers victory over top-seeded and seventh ranked Louisville, a game in which Greczek logged nine saves in helping the Scarlet Knights advance to Friday’s AAC semifinal. He made a season-high 11 saves, including six stops in overtime, in the regular season draw with USF and also registered an assist in RU’s 3-0 victory over Princeton in early September.
Sa entered his rookie season at RU as a highly touted recruit having been named one of the top 10 midfielders from the class of 2013 by College Soccer News. He recorded his first collegiate points on an assist against then-No. 5 Akron and also had a helper on the game-winning goal against the top-seeded and seventh ranked Cardinals to help RU to its AAC semifinal appearance. Sa also captured the game-winner in Rutgers’ victory over then-No. 15 Memphis for which he was named the AAC Offensive Player of the Week.
The Rutgers men’s soccer team returns to action on Friday, Nov. 15 against USF in the semifinals of the AAC Tournament at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas at 6 p.m. The contest will be broadcast by the American Digital Network at TheAmerican.org.
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