Saints Continue to Pile Up Awards for 2012 Campaign
Dec. 21: St. Lawrence University men's soccer players continue to pile up awards for their performances in the 2012 campaign. Seniors Alex Laird and Sam DeMello were named first and third team D3soccer.com All-Americans, respectively, and were joined by junior Andrew Bednarsky as ECAC Metro-Upstate All-Stars. Earlier this month, Laird, DeMello and Bednarsky, as well as seniors Nate Goss-Woliner and Brian Gilloran were named Regional All-Americans.
Laird, a national and regional All-American defender for the second straight year, was a key player in the Saints' defensive effort throughout the season. The Monroe, NY native helped the Saints finish the season ranked 11th in the nation in goals against average (.57) and 12th in shutout percentage (.60). He also chipped in offensively, scoring three goals, including a game-winner against RIT, and assisting on two others during the 2012 season.
DeMello, a two-time national All-American, earned regional status and was an ECAC All-Star at midfield for the third time in his career. The Easthampton, MA native led the Saints offensively with 11 goals and an assist in 14 games before his season ended prematurely due to injury. With two goals against Hobart, he became the men's soccer program's second all-time leading scorer and just the second player to reach the century mark in scoring.
Bednarsky earned regional All-American honors and was an ECAC All-Star midfielder for the second time in his career. The Hackettstown, NJ native contributed both offensively and defensively throughout the season, starting in all 20 games for the Saints. He scored a goal and assisted on four others in 2012.
Goss-Woliner earned Second Team Regional All-American status at goalkeeper for the first time in career as he allowed only 11 goals in 1615:27 minutes during the season, while posting nine shutouts.
Finally, Gilloran was named Second Team Regional All-American at forward for the first time in his career. He and DeMello were tied as leading point scorers with 23 apiece during the season. Gilloran scored eight goals, including two game-winners, while leading the team in assists with seven.