It is the first time since 2010 that there are as many.
Three of the Northeast Conference’s nine men’s soccer teams are home to All-Americans.
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America unveiled its College Division I All-America Teams and Saint Francis U, St. Francis Brooklyn and Robert Morris all received representation on the Third Team.
SFU junior defender Francis deVries secured his second consecutive All-America nod. After back-to-back-to-back NSCAA All-Region honors, RMU striker Neco Brett finally became the first Colonial ever to secure a spot on the All-America Team. SFBK midfielder Vincent Bezecourt became the second Terrier in three seasons to earn All-America status.
About the Trio…
FRANCIS de VRIES: The native New Zealander earned the NEC Defender of the Year award for the second straight season. Helping the Red Flash advance to the NEC Championship Match for the second year in a row, de Vries contributed on the offensive end, too. He tallied six goals and 16 points, including the game-winner against Robert Morris in the NEC semifinal round. With de Vries anchoring the back line, the Red Flash registered eight shutouts and accounted for a 0.79 GAA.
NECO BRETT: One of the greatest goal scorers the NEC has ever seen, Brett found the back of the net 13 times during his senior season. Over the last three seasons, Brett has scored more points than any player in Division I. In 2014, he led the nation with 15 goals after topping Division I in points (36) in 2013. He twice scored four goals in one game and has three career hat tricks.
VINCENT BEZECOURT: The veteran midfielder scored a team-high 7 goals during the Terriers’ third consecutive season with at least 11 wins. He finished fourth amongst NEC leaders in both goals and points (17) and the first team all-NEC selection had a knack for the “golden goal.” Bezecourt scored overtime game-winners against Lafayette and Central Connecticut.
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