PISCATAWAY, N.J. (January 9, 2013) – Rutgers men’s soccer midfielder Mael Corboz (Green Brook, N.J.) picked up his second national accolade being named a Soccer America All-Freshman Second Team honoree, it was announced this week.
“I want to commend Mael for everything he’s done on and off the field and there are a lot more accolades awaiting him in his collegiate career,” said Rutgers head men’s soccer coach Dan Donigan. “I don’t want to overshadow anything our other freshman or members of our team have contributed to our program, but we have a very bright future with Mael on the roster. He’s the type of student-athlete you look to help build your program around and be successful.”
Corboz, who was named Second Team All-Freshman by College Soccer News in November, was the Scarlet Knights’ second leading scorer with three goals and a team-leading seven assists.
A Second Team All-BIG EAST and All-BIG EAST Rookie member, Corboz’s seven assists in 2012 were the most by a Scarlet Knight in a season since the 2001 campaign. His seven assists also placed him in a tie for 17th all-time in the single season record books. Additionally he captured four-game winners last fall, tying for seventh all-time in the record books.
Corboz tied for sixth in the BIG EAST in assists (7). He was second in assists per game and ranked 22nd nationally averaging .47 per contest.
The RU freshman was honored by the league with BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honorees after notching two goals in the Scarlet Knights’ 2-0 win over Princeton.
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