Three Bobcats Honored By New England Coaches; Selected To NEISL All-Star Game

HAMDEN, Conn. – Three seniors of the Quinnipiac University men's soccer team – Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wis.), Robbie McLarney (Londonderry, N.H.) and William Cavallo (Londonderry, N.H.) were recently selected to play in the 2012 New England Intercollegiate Soccer League (NEISL) All-Star game announced by coaches all around the region. The game will take place on Sunday, November 25 at Harvard University (1 p.m.).

Suprise, McLarney and Cavallo concluded their collegiate careers with a historic 2012 campaign. The three seniors helped the Bobcats to a record-tying 10 wins and the team's first Northeast Conference Regular-Season Title in program history.

The Bobcats leading scorer, Philip Surprise, earned his second trip to the NEC First-Team and fourth career conference accolade. Suprise ranked amongst the conference leaders in several categories in 2012, including goals, goals per game, points, and points per game. He posted a career-best eight goals and two assists for team-leading 18 points this season. Suprise netted his 25th career goal for the Bobcats against Fairleigh Dickinson (11/4), moving into eighth place all-time in goals, ninth place all-time in points (59), and finished one assist shy of cracking top 15 all-time.

Quinnipiac's next senior to be honored by the committee was Robbie McLarney, who provided an immediate impact after transferring from Rutgers University this year. McLarney anchored a formidable midfield this year, leading the conference with seven assists to go along with three goals for a total of 15 points. McLarney put away the game-winner against the Blue Devils (11/2), allowing the Bobcats to play in the winner-take-all match against FDU (11/4). McLarney had six goals and 11 assists for his career between the two schools.

Cavallo was tremendous down the stretch for the Bobcats, scoring two goals, including the game-winner to lift Quinnipiac to a 3-0 victory in a winner-takes-all match against Fairleigh Dickinson (11/4) - clinching the Bobcats' first-ever regular-season title and hosting rights for the 2012 NEC Tournament. He compiled seven goals and five assists for a total of 19 points in 51 career appearances. A silent assassin; five out of Will's seven career goals were game-winners.

Cavallo scored two goals, including the game-winner, to lift Quinnipiac to a 3-0 victory in a winner-takes-all match against Fairleigh Dickinson, clinching the Bobcats' first-ever regular-season title and hosting rights for the 2012 NEC Tournament. The Londonderry, NH product netted the eventual game-deciding goal with just 28:43 elapsed into the first half. He then capped the contest with his third strike of the year in the 81st minute. Just two days prior, Cavallo helped QU defeat Nutmeg State rival Central Connecticut, 2-0, to setup the title match against the Knights.

Quinnipiac fans should refer to the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com, for any news, information and highlights. The 2012 Quinnipiac Men's Soccer Schedule is also available for download at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com for all mobile devices, including iPhones and iPads, as well as all desktop computers.

Contact: Tony Distasio; ardistasio@quinnipiac.edu