Brandt, Dubyoski and Greenspan Win Major Conference Awards
Nov. 11, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - The 2013 Patriot League Regular Season champion Navy men's soccer team (13-3-2, 9-0-0) earned three year-end major awards and had a league-best eight players receive all-conference honors. Dave Brandt was named the 2013 Patriot League Coach of the Year, sophomore Jamie Dubyoski was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year and junior Joseph Greenspan was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year.
Dubyoski and Greenspan were also named to the all-league first team along with senior midfielder Martin Sanchez and sophomore defenseman Derek Vogel to give Navy a league-best four players on the first team.
Senior midfielder Guy Skord and senior defenseman Nick Dubee were named to the all-league second team while senior goalkeeper Gavin Snyder and senior Dave Arnold were named to the all-league third team.
Brandt has guided Navy to a 12-game winning streak, the longest active streak in the NCAA, and its first Patriot League Regular Season title since 1991. The nine conference wins are a new Patriot League record. Additionally, Navy's 13 wins on the season are the second-most in program history. Brandt is in his fifth season at Navy and earns the program's first coach of the year award since 2005.
Dubyoski, the league's offensive player of the year, leads Navy with 21 points on his nine goals and three assists and has paced the Patriot League's top offense (1.67 goals per game). He has tallied three game-winners and leads Navy in shots on goal (22) and overall shots (54). Dubyoski is tied for second in the Patriot League in points and goal and his 21 points are the most scored by a Navy player since 2000.
Dubyoski earns Navy's third Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year award and the first since 1999. This is Dubyoski's first all-league honor.
Greenspan, the league's defensive player of the year, helped Navy go 9-0-0 in conference play by aiding the defense to a league-best 0.32 goals-against average and six shutouts. Greenspan ranks second on the team with six goals and 12 points. Greenspan scored three goals while coming up on set pieces and also tallied three penalty kick goals. Greenspan is tied for sixth in the Patriot League with his 12 points and is tied for fifth with his six goals.
Greenspan earns Navy's third Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year award and the first since 2001. This is also his first all-league honor.
Sanchez, one of Navy's holding midfielders, earns his first all-league honor after being named to the first team. Sanchez leads the Patriot League with nine assists this season and he has also scored one goal for 11 points, ranking third on the team. Sanchez's nine assists are tied for the second-most in a single season in school history. Sanchez is tied for eighth in the Patriot League with his 11 points.
Vogel, Navy's fourth all-league first-team honoree, earns his second all-league accolade after being named to the second team last year when he was the 2012 Patriot League Rookie of the Year. Vogel and Greenspan are Navy's two center backs and have been key to Navy's defensive success. Vogel has tallied seven points on two goals and three assists.
Skord, who serves as the other holding midfielder with Sanchez, earns his first all-league honor after being named to the second team. Skord has started all 18 games and has just one assist, but was recognized by the league's coaches for his integral contribution to Navy's success.
Dubee was Navy's other selection to the second team along with Skord. The senior is the team's left back and he has scored two goals. He has been a stalwart on the team's defensive backline in helping Navy post eight shutouts. Dubee scored goals in conference wins over Lehigh and Colgate.
Dubee was also named to the all-league second team last fall.
Arnold, who plays in Navy's attacking midfielder position, ranks third on the team with 10 points. He has tallied two goals and has six assists. Arnold is tied for third in the Patriot League with his six assists and is tied for 10th in points. He earns his first all-league accolade by being named the third team. Arnold was named to the Capital One / CoSIDA Academic All-District II First Team earlier this fall.
Snyder rounds out Navy's eight all-league selections with his recognition as the goalkeeper on the league's third team. Snyder's emergence into the lineup coincided with the team's current 12-game winning streak.
Snyder is 12-0-0 and ranks first in the NCAA with a 0.917 save percentage and ranks second in the country with a 0.33 goals-against average. Snyder leads the Patriot League in both categories and if the season ended today, he would be the Navy single season record holder in both GAA and save percentage.
In conference play Snyder went 9-0-0 with six shutouts, a 0.32 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage. Snyder has seven shutouts and 44 saves overall. Snyder has allowed only four goals in 1,098 minutes of play.
The four selections to the first team and the eight selections overall are new program records for a single year.
Navy will host a Patriot League semifinal on Friday at 4:00 PM and the Patriot League final on Sunday at 1:00 PM.
2013 Patriot League Men's Soccer Major Awards Offensive Player of the Year - Jamie Dubyoski, Navy, So., F Defensive Player of the Year - Joseph Greenspan, Navy, Jr., D Goalkeeper of the Year - Winston Boldt, Army, Jr., GK Rookie of the Year - Tanner Vosvick, Army, Fr., D Coach of the Year - Dave Brandt, Navy
2013 Patriot League Men's Soccer All-League Teams All-Patriot League First Team Jesse Klug, Bucknell, So., F Jamie Dubyoski, Navy, So., F Chris Thorsheim, Bucknell, So., M Monty Sanders, Holy Cross, Sr., M Stephen Dooley, Loyola Maryland, Sr., M Martin Sanchez, Navy, Sr., M Mayowa Alli, Bucknell, Sr., D Joseph Greenspan, Navy, Jr., D Derek Vogel, Navy, So., D Winston Boldt, Army, Jr., GK
All-Patriot League Second Team* Dominique Badji, Boston University, Jr., F Larry Ndjock, Loyola Maryland, So., F Justin Kim, Army, So., M Anthony Ciccone, Boston University, Sr., M Josh Cintas, Holy Cross, Sr., M Guy Skord, Navy, Sr., M Tanner Vosvick, Army, Fr., D Joe Meyer, Bucknell, Sr., D Evan Heroux, Colgate, Jr., D Julian Plummer, Lafayette, Jr., D Nick Dubee, Navy, Sr., D Mike Lansing, Bucknell, So., GK
All-Patriot League Third Team Colin Seigfreid, American, Sr., F Tommy Uttaro, Holy Cross, Sr., F Dave Arnold, Navy, Sr., F Stephen Hauschild, American, Jr., M Sean Mogan, Army, Jr., M Nick Arpey, Colgate, Sr., M Conor Osborne, American, Jr., D Cameron Niccum, Army, So., D Luke Melody, Holy Cross, So., D Gavin Snyder, Navy, Sr., GK
*-Has 12 members because of a tie in the voting