Brandt, Four Mids Receive NSCAA All-Region Honors
Dec. 11, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Navy head men's soccer coach Dave Brandt has been named the 2013 NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year and four Mids were named to the All-Mid-Atlantic Region Team, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced. Sophomore forward Jamie Dubyoski and junior defenseman Joseph Greenspan were named to the NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team, while senior midfielder Martin Sanchez and sophomore defenseman Derek Vogel were named to the All-Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team.
Brandt led Navy to its best season in decades as the Mids (16-3-2, 9-0-0 PL) won the Patriot League Regular Season and Tournament Championships and advanced to the NCAA Second Round. Navy defeated VCU in the NCAA First Round, 3-0, to earn its first NCAA Tournament win since 1971.
Navy defeated Army, 1-0, in double overtime to win the N-Star and also had the nation's longest winning streak at 15 games.
Brandt was also named the 2013 Patriot League Coach of the Year and he increased his career record to 291-59-28 (17 years) and his Navy record to 45-34-14 (five years). He helped Navy set season records for most wins (16) and most shutouts (11) and the 15-game winning streak is the longest in Patriot League history.
Brandt is now in the pool for the NSCAA Division I National Coach of the Year Award. Brandt won the Division III version of the national award four times while at Messiah (2000, 2002, 2004 and 2008).
Dubyoski paced the Patriot League's top scoring offense (1.68 goals per game) with team-best totals of 10 goals and 23 points, while setting a school record with 63 shots. Dubyoski tied for second in the Patriot League in total points and goals. Dubyoski became the first Navy player to score 10 goals since 1984.
Dubyoski scored the game-winning goal in three-straight games against George Washington, Virginia Tech and Boston U. Those were the first three wins of Navy's 15-game winning streak. Dubyoski also scored in Patriot League wins over Colgate and Lafayette. Dubyoski tallied Navy's lone goal in its 2-1 loss at #14 Wake Forest in the NCAA Second Round.
Dubyoski was named the 2013 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year and was named to the All-Patriot League First Team. He received weekly honors this season from the Patriot League, ECAC and College Soccer News.
Greenspan joins Dubyoski on the all-region first team after being named the 2013 Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year and to the all-league first team. He earned weekly awards this season from the Patriot League, College Soccer News and Top Drawer Soccer, including earning national player of the week honors from Top Drawer Soccer on November 12. Greenspan was also named to the Patriot League All-Tournament Team.
Greenspan, along with Vogel, anchored Navy's defensive backline from their center back positions. Greenspan helped Navy rank 15th in the NCAA in goals-against average (0.70) while posting a school record 11 shutouts. Navy also shut out six straight opponents in the regular season and also had a four-game shutout stretch that included the Army-Navy Star Match, two Patriot League Tournament wins and a 3-0 blanking of VCU in the NCAA First Round. During Patriot League Regular Season play, Navy boasted a 0.32 goals-against average while shutting out six of nine opponents.
Greenspan was also a force on the offensive end, routinely coming up for set pieces and he converted three penalty kicks. Greenspan ranked second on the team with seven goals and tied for second with 14 points.
Greenspan scored the game-winning goal in double overtime in Navy's 1-0 win over Army in the Star Match. He also had the game-winning goal in Navy's 1-0 victory at American and scored an insurance goal in Navy's 2-0 win over Holy Cross in the Patriot League Championship.
Sanchez became a three-time All-Mid-Atlantic Region honoree as he was named to the all-region second team this year. Sanchez was named to the third team in 2011 and 2010.
Sanchez led the team with 10 assists and tied for second with 14 points. He also scored two goals. The 10 assists rank second in Navy history, topped the Patriot League and are the seventh-most in the NCAA this season.
Sanchez scored the game-winning goal in Navy's 3-0 victory at VCU in the NCAA First Round and also scored against Loyola. Sanchez assisted on six game-winning goals, including on Greenspan's tally in Navy's 1-0 double-overtime win over Army in the Star Match. He tallied two assists in two different games this season (Central Connecticut and Bucknell).
Sanchez was selected to the All-Patriot League First Team and the Patriot League All-Tournament Team. He was one of three players to start all 22 games this season.
Vogel joins Sanchez on the All-Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team. He was named to the All-Patriot League First Team this season and the Patriot League All-Tournament Team. He was a two-time Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week in 2013.
Vogel led all Navy players with 2,008 minutes played and also had seven points on two goals and three assists. Vogel scored the game-winning goal in Navy's 2-1 victory over Loyola and also scored in the win over Bucknell. Vogel had assists against Central Connecticut, George Washington and NJIT.
Vogel paired with Greenspan to form the top center back duo in the Patriot League. Vogel helped Navy rank 15th in the NCAA in goals-against average (0.70) while posting a school record 11 shutouts. Navy had shutout streaks of six games and four games and boasted a 0.32 goals-against average while shutting out six of nine opponents during the Patriot League Regular Season.
Navy had a Patriot League best four players earn all-region honors. All four honorees were also named to the All-Patriot League First Team this season.
All four all-region selections are now eligible to earn NSCAA All-America honors. The All-America teams will be announced later this month.