Men's Soccer

Four Broncs earn NSCAA All-Region

Courtesy: Rider Sports Information
         
Release: December 07, 2016
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Courtesy: Peter G. Borg (Rider University)
LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – Four Rider University men’s soccer student-athletes were named to the NSCAA All-Northeast Region Team, the organization has announced. Junior Jose Aguinaga (Madrid, Spain) and senior Christian Flath (Rostock, Germany/Christophorusschule) each earned their second-straight All-Region selections and were selected to this year’s First Team. Juniors Ryan Baird (Plainfield, NJ/St. Peter’s Prep [Rutgers]) and Elliott Otmani (La Ciotat, France/Bonaparte/Univ. of Nice) were named to the Second Team. 2016 marked the second-straight year that Rider placed four players on the All-Region teams.

A 2016 First-Team All-MAAC selection, Aguinaga was twice named the MAAC Offensive Player of the Week this year. He led the MAAC in assists (nine) and ranked sixth in the MAAC in points (19). 

Flath, a three-time First Team All-MAAC selection prior to this season, earned Second Team this year after playing just 11 games in the regular season due to an injury. He returned for the MAAC Championships, scoring a goal and adding two assists in two games to lead the Broncs to the title. In 65 career games, Flath compiled 71 points, including 25 goals.

The MAAC Co-Goalkeeper of the Year, Baird also earned MAAC Championship MVP, All-MAAC First Team and was twice named the MAAC Defensive Player of the Week this season. He was also named to the National Players of the Week Team. He finished the year with a 1.11 goals-against average and a .779 save percentage. Baird also posted six shutouts.

An, All-MAAC Second Team selection and MAAC All-Championship Team honoree, Otmani was named the MAAC Offensive Player of the Week the final week of the regular season. He ranked second in the league in assists (eight), fourth in points (20) and seventh in goals (six). Otmani was the 2015 MAAC Championship Tournament MVP. 
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