December 10, 2009

Men's Soccer Goalkeeper Freddy Hall Invited To MLS Player Combine

HAMDEN, Conn. - Quinnipiac University men's soccer senior goalkeeper Freddy Hall (St. George, Bermuda) has been invited to the 2010 adidas Major League Soccer (MLS) Player Combine. Hall is one of just 62 seniors from 44 Division I collegiate teams invited to the annual combine held prior to the MLS Draft. Along with being one of 62 seniors, Hall is one of only five senior goalkeepers invited to the annual player combine that will be held at Central Broward Regional Park in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Jan. 8-12, 2010.

"We are very proud of Freddy for his much-deserved recognition and this confirms him as one of the top goalkeepers in all of Division I soccer," said Quinnipiac Head Coach Eric Da Costa. "Freddy will undoubtedly have many professional playing opportunities, including Major League Soccer. This is the second consecutive year that the MLS has recognized a Quinnipiac player for his professional caliber. We thank Freddy for his many contributions to our program and to the University. I wish him the best as he starts his new journey and look forward to watching him continue to excel."

Last season, Graciano Brito was also selected to participate in the annual combine after being selected as the Northeast Conference Player of the Year for the second straight year. This year, Hall was one of the nation's top goalkeepers, leading all of Division I in save percentage for numerous weeks throughout the middle of the season. Hall was honored as the top goalie in the NEC this season and was named to the All-Conference First Team.

Hall was the only player from the NEC selected to participate in the combine after leading the Bobcats to their first-ever berth in the conference title game. Players were selected by a panel of Division I coaches from every conference in conjunction with MLS coaches.