2011 NAC Men's Soccer All-Conference Announced

Thomas College sophomore forward Michael Hand has been selected the 2011 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Men's Soccer Player of the Year in a vote of the league's coaches. Hand posted a league-leading 10 goals in conference play.

Castleton's senior defender Nick Johnas was named the NAC's top defender leading a Spartan defense that ranked second in conference play, allowing just six goals while contributing a pair of assists to the offense.

University of Maine at Farmington first-year midfielder Luiz Ristow was honored as the league's top rookie. Ristow scored five goals and handed out one assist from the midfield.

Husson Head Coach Jeff Gettler was honored by his peers as the league's top coach after piloting the Eagles to an 8-1-0 mark in conference play this season.

Johnson State garnered the league's Sportsmanship Award.

NAC all-conference selections are determined by a vote of the conference coaches. 

2011 Men's Soccer All-Conference Teams

First Team   

Abdullah Alkhayyat

Jr.

M

Maine Maritime

Philip Frost

Fr.

F

Husson

Jordan Hale

Jr.

F

Me.-Farmington

Michael Hand

So.

F

Thomas

Trevor Higgins

Sr.

D

Husson

Nick Johnas

Sr.

D

Castleton

Aaron Kolb

Jr.

F

New England Col.

Trevor Kotrady

Jr.

F

Castleton

Patrice Lumumba

Jr.

F

Lyndon

Tyler Metevier

Sr.

D

Husson

Brian Potter

Fr.

GK

Husson

 
 
 
 

Second Team   

Spencer Dandurand

So.

F

Castleton

Greg Dawson

Sr.

F

Husson

Ryan Demars

Sr.

F

Johnson St.

Matt Ford

So.

M

Thomas

Chris Gaskin

Jr.

F

Green Mountain

Mike Kelly

Jr.

M

Me.-Farmington

James Kiriakos

Sr.

D

New England Col.

Sean Raph

Sr.

M

Me.-Farmington

Jacob Roswell

Jr.

D

Castleton

Benjamin Russell

Jr.

M

Maine Maritime

Nate Tipton

Sr.

F

Maine Maritime

 

Player of the Year   

Michael Hand

So.

F

Thomas

 
 
 
 

Defensive Player of the Year   

Nick Johnas

Sr.

D

Castleton

 
 
 
 

Rookie of the Year   

Luiz Ristow

Fr.

M

Me.-Farmington

 
 
 
 

Coach of the Year   

Jeff Gettler

 
 

Husson

 
 
 
 

Team Sportsmanship Award   

Johnson State College