LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Marist men's soccer team had four players named to the All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Teams on Saturday evening. Senior Krystian Witkowski (Rochester, N.Y.) and junior Stephan Brossard (Port Washington, N.Y.) were each named to the All-MAAC First Team, while freshmen Dylan Lee (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) and Matt Wendelken (Massapequa, N.Y.) earned spots on the MAAC All-Rookie Team.
Witkowski collected his third straight All-MAAC First Team award in recognition of his strong season as the Red Foxes' central midfielder. A starter in all 19 of his team's games, Witkowski has compiled 10 points on four goals and two assists on the year.
Another Red Fox, who finds himself on the All-MAAC First Team again is Brossard. The forward earned his second consecutive nod as a result of his team-leading offensive totals of seven goals, six assists and 20 total points.
The defensive duo of Lee and Wendelken had a consistent presence for the Red Foxes at the right and left back positions throughout their freshmen seasons. Members of a backline that combined with goalkeeper Steve Skonieczny (LaGrangeville, N.Y.) to post eight shutouts in 2011, Lee had one goal and one assist on offense while Wendelken had three goals and three assists.
In the All-Academic portion of the awards banquet, Marist had eight players invited up to collect honors: seniors Tim Garger (Garden City, N.Y.), Alex George (Southold, N.Y.), Fred Osborne (Trumbull, Conn.), Lucas Szabo (Bethesda, Md.) and Krystian Witkowski (Rochester, N.Y.), juniors Josh Faga (Rochester, N.Y.) and Anthony Rozmus (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) and sophomore Nicolas Fedus (Briarwood, N.Y.). For each of the seniors this was their third consecutive year being named to the team, while Rozmus garnered the honor for his second straight.
To be eligible for the MAAC All-Academic Team, a student athlete must have completed two semesters at their institution and hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a 4.0 scale.
The Red Foxes will be in action tomorrow morning as they face off with the #1 seed Fairfield in the first semi-final of the 2011 Men's Soccer Championship at 11 a.m. at Disney's Wide World of Sports. The game will be aired live on ESPN3.com.