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Men's Soccer News & Highlights

November 02, 2012

Five Eagles Honored By Conference


Eastern defender Jair Saenz earned first-team recognition from the Freedom Conference.

ANNEVILLE, Pa.--The Middle Atlantic Conferences released this season's Freedom Conference All-Conference teams for men's soccer on Friday morning. Two Eagles earned a spot on the First-Team while three more earned Honorable Mention recognition.

Eastern sophomore defender Jair Saenz (Akron, Pa./ Ephrata) and junior midfielder Sean Bonner (Lansdale, Pa./ North Penn) received first-team honors.

"Jair and Sean were the top players on our team," said Eagles' head coach Mark Wagner. "Jair lead our back line with his skill, composure and brain for the game. Sean, he's our glue that connects our lines. He has a great feel for the game and our team has rhythm because of him. You could tell that rhythm was disrupted after losing him late in the season."  

Junior defenders Brandon Reichart (Telford, Pa./ Christopher Dock) and James Le (York, Pa./ Dallastown) earned Honorable Mention recognition as did freshman forward Ben Hriscu (Narberth, Pa./ Lower Merion).

"James and Brandon are very talented wingbacks," Wagner said. "James was a Regional All-American last year, and Brandon transitioned well from being a forward last year to to a wingback this season." 

Hriscu, who finished the season with a team-high seven goals, had to step into the striker role after a injury at the beginning of the season to striker Eric Giovagnoli. "Hriscu was averaging a goal per game before he had his own injury problems," Wagner said. "He's one of the most natural goal scorers I've seen in years."

Eastern Men's Soccer finished the season 9-5-1.

Complete Release

Updated: Thursday, 12 December 2013


Mark Wagner

Mark Wagner

Coach Wagner began coaching at Eastern in 1998 and is the winningest coach in program history.

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