Men's Soccer Receives Several Philadelphia Soccer Six Awards

Men's Soccer Receives Several Philadelphia Soccer Six Awards

PHILADELPHIA – Men's soccer was named the 2013 Philadelphia Soccer 6 Champions on Wednesday night and also received other individual awards.  Coach David MacWilliams and five players were recognized at the Philadelphia Soccer Six Banquet.

MacWlliams was named the Bill Harris Coach of the Year.  After being picked dead last by every coach in the American Athletic Conference Preseason Poll, MacWilliams led Temple to a fourth place finish in the conference and a 10-4-4, 3-1-4 record.  He also recorded his 100th career win in the season opener against Saint Peter.

Robert Sagel was named the William "Bill" Wilkinson Freshman of the Year and selected to the All-Star and All-Rookie Teams.  This is the 2nd year in a row that Temple won the freshman of the year award, as Jared martinelli won it the previous year.  Sagel started every game for the Owls this season, playing the fourth most minutes on the team.  The second team all-conference defenseman had seven points (four goals and three assists) this past season, fourth on the team.  He also helped lead the defense to allow only 13 goals all season.

Martinelli and Vaughn Spurrier were also named to the All-Star Team.  Martinelli lead the Owls in scoring with six goals and four assists for a total of 16 points.  Martinelli scored a game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over Memphis that gave the Owls their first ever win in the American Athletic Conference.  Spurrier was second on the team in scoring with four goals and three assists.

Matt Mahoney also earned a spot on the All-Rookie Team.  The defenseman played all 18 games, including seven starts.  His first collegiate goal was a game-winner against Fordham.

Dan Scheck was announced as the Goals Against Average Leader for the six schools.  Scheck played every single minute in net for the Owls, having a goals against average of 0.67. He made 79 saves for a save percentage of 0.859, and tied the school record for shutouts in a season with nine.
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