Pierre Soubrier And Tolle Staffanson Named To Men's Soccer All-NEC Second Team

SOMERSET, N.J. - Quinnipiac University men's soccer senior defender Pierre Soubrier (Aurignac, France) and senior defensive midfielder Tolle Staffanson (Goteborg, Sweden) were each named to the 2010 Northeast Conference Men's Soccer Second Team All-Conference, as announced by league officials.

"Pierre was asked to play in several different roles this year and each time he rose to the occasion," said head coach Eric Da Costa. "He contributes on both ends of the field and has grown over the course of his career. I am glad he has again been rewarded for his hard work and consistent performance."

Soubrier earned his second career All-NEC selection, as he was named to the 2009 All-NEC First Team a season ago. Soubrier finished the season tied for second on the team with nine points (two goals, five assists). He saved his best performance for the final weekend of the regular season, as he recorded a goal and two assists in a 4-3 victory over Central Connecticut on Friday, Nov. 5. The senior blasted the game winning goal in the third minute of overtime to give Quinnipiac the win. Soubrier finished his career with 69 starts and registered six goals and eight assists.

"In my opinion Tolle has been overlooked the past three seasons," asserted Da Costa. "Finally he has received the recognition he deserves. He is a consistent performer whose effort cannot be questioned. Tolle has a wonderful understanding of the game and is the glue that holds a team together."

Staffanson was honored with his first All-NEC selection. The senior started all 16 games he played in and logged 1449 minutes of action during the season, third most on the team. In his career, the senior started in 75 games for the Bobcats which are most among all players on the 2010 squad.