November 10, 2011

Philip Suprise Named To Men's Soccer All-NEC First Team

2011 Northeast Conference Men's Soccer All-Conference Release
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FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Quinnipiac University men's soccer junior forward Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wisc.) has been named to the 2011 Northeast Conference Men's Soccer First-Team All-Conference, as announced by the league at its annual pre-tournament banquet on Thursday, Nov. 10.

"Philip is very deserving of this honor," said head coach Eric Da Costa. "He is one of the most dangerous players in the league and his best is still ahead of him."

Suprise had an outstanding year for the Bobcats, finishing the season as the team-leader in goals (five), assists (four) and points (14). The Milwaukee native's most explosive offensive performances came during a three-game stretch from October 8th to October 16th in which he scored one goal in each game against St. Francis (Pa.), Robert Morris and Fairleigh Dickinson, helping the team to a 2-1-0 record over that span. Suprise finished the season ranked tied for fifth in the NEC in points per game (.88), tied for sixth in total points, and tied for eight in goals.

Suprise, who was named to the 2009 Second-Team All-Conference team following a breakout freshman season, earns his first First-Team All-Conference selection of his career. Quinnipiac's last First-Team All-Conference recipients came during that same 2009 season in which Pierre Soubrier and Frederick Hall were each honored with a selection.

Sacred Heart junior defender Marcello Castro took home both 2011 Player and Defensive Player of the Year honors, while Mount St. Mary's freshman forward Zoncher Dennis earned Rookie of the Year and Central Connecticut head coach Shaun Green was named Coach of the Year.

Contact: Ross Bennett;, rsbennett@quinnipiac.edu