Nov. 10, 2010
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- The Patriot League has announced that Navy sophomore Michael Rakoczy has been named to the All-Patriot League men's soccer second team in voting done by league coaches earlier this week.
The Mids finished the season with a 7-5-4 overall record and in sixth place in the Patriot League standings with a 2-2-3 record. It was Navy's first season with a .500 record or better since the 2005 season. The Mids are ranked eighth in the NSCAA / Mid-Atlantic Regional rankings released on Monday afternoon. Despite ranking second in the league in scoring offense, leading the league in scoring defense and having 10 weekly award winners during the year, Navy landed just one player on the first or second team.
Rakoczy, a midfielder from Cincinnati, Ohio, is Navy's first sophomore to land on the all-Patriot League team since Craig Ruhs was named a second-team selection in 2000. He finished second on the team in scoring with 11 points, while tying for the team lead with five goals. He has led the team in goals in each of the past two years and currently has 19 career points (7 g, 5 a) to be Navy's current active leader in career points, goals and assists. Rakoczy was named to the CollegeSoccerNews.com Team of the Week after scoring the game-winning goal against rival Army in late September and was named Patriot League Player of the Week on Sept. 20, after scoring twice in a win over Delaware. His other goals came in a big win over UMBC on Sept. 11 and against Howard on Oct. 5.
Through the end of the regular season, Rakoczy ranks tied for eighth in points (11), eighth in points per game (0.69), tied for third in goals (5) and goals per game (0.31) and tied for first in game-winning goals (2).
The Mids will lose just three seniors (Sam Lepley, Alex Foskett and Will Craven) off this year's team and will return all but two assists by Foskett for the 2011 season.
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