For the next week, ending May 26, the garb inspired by the Gov., son of a SJU alum and his words, "New York Tough" this aptly named "St. John's Tough" will support the SJU Bread & Life Blessed & Virgin Mary Help of Christians food pantry. This has been helping those in need in Brooklyn & Queens alike since 1982. It provides almost 3,000 meals daily via a soup kitchen, a mobile soup kitchen and food pantry Queens has aided with over 400 families and 1,000 people served there.read
Still almost 30 years later he still leads this program in goals with his 50 and is #2 in assists with 30, Huey Fuergeson, who we knew in his freshman year that this Jamaican player would be special, he turned out to be extra special. Taking 3 Big East titles in his time at SJU, his freshman year we lost in the final, during this time he lead the team in scoring each and every of those 3 years, hitting a career high with 17 goals in his 2nd season.read
The top players in NCAA soccer have been named, one is a repeat, the first in the women's game since Morgan Brian with her pair in 2013 & '14. We had hoped for Dylan Nealis to win it, yes he is a local out of Massapequa and his team, Georgetown won the title, his opponent who had a goal in the final, Jr. Joe Bell of Clemson were both runners up to Clemson Jr. Robbie Robinson, coached by Mike Noonan a former player for my Louisville Thunder. He is the first Tiger to take the trophy since St. John's transfer Wojtek Krakowiak in 1998 and 3rd overall.read
The year is over, titles have been won and lost, now the USC makes known their picks for best staffs. All but one took a national title, the other make it to the semis, no shame there. Each will be honored by the USC at their National Convention in Baltimore. Listed by division, school and head coach.
NCAA I Men - Georgetown U. - Brian Wiese
NCAA II Men- U. of Charleston - Dan Stratford
NCAAIII Men - Tufts U. - Josh Shapiro
NAIA Men - Central Methodist U. - Alex Nicols
NCCAA Men - Mid-American U. - Mitchell Sowerbyread
The MAC Herman Award, bestowed upon the top Collegiate player is revealed on Jan. 3 for NCAA DI for both the Men's and Women's games. Below are the others, each of whom will be honored as part of the USC Convention next month in Baltimore.
NCAA D II Men: Alex Brems, Cal. St. Univ, LA
NCAA D III Men: German Giammattei, Amherst College
NAIA Men: Stefan Lukic, OK Wesleyan U.
NCCAA Men: Stephen Nganga, Mid-American Christian U.
Jr. Coll. I Men: Tobias Pellio, Monroe Coll.
Jr. Coll. III Men: Angel Alvarado, Fresno City Coll.read