Nov. 6, 2012
EASTON, Pa. - Three members of the Lafayette men’s soccer team earned All-Patriot League status, the League announced Tuesday. Juniors Alec Golini and Brandon Turner were named to the First Team, while senior Sean Peckham was voted to the Second Team, the third All-Patriot League recognition of his career.
Ballots were cast by the League’s eight head coaches who could not vote for their own student-athletes.
Golini’s first All-Patriot League honor comes after leading the Maroon and White in goals (6) and points (13). His six goals were tied for second among Patriot League players and his 13 points matched three other players for fifth in the conference. The Leopards’ junior midfielder scored twice in a 2-0 victory over Delaware and then netted the game-winner in Lafayette’s 2-1 triumph over Holy Cross. Golini’s three goals in a two-game stretch earned him Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week Honors on Oct. 1.
On the Leopards’ back line, Turner started all 18 matches and was part of a Lafayette defense that held six opponents scoreless. Lafayette’s defensive unit earned three clean sheets in Patriot League play, holding Bucknell, Army and Lehigh without a goal. Offensively, Turner contributed as well, scoring twice this season. The junior netted the game-tying goals against American and Colgate to help the team earn a pair of draws.
Lafayette’s senior captain, Peckham, collects the third All-Patriot League honor of his career after being named to the First Team his sophomore and junior seasons. Peckham was second on the Leopards with eight points, contributing two goals and four assists, while starting every game. The midfielder had a goal and an assist against Navy and scored the game-winner in Lafayette’s non-conference finale against NJIT.
Dennis Bohn’s squad enters the Patriot League Tournament as the second seed and will take on No. 3 Colgate at American’s Reeves Field on Friday at 2 p.m. The winner will advance to the title game against the winner of No. 1 American and No. 4 Bucknell on Sunday at 1 p.m.
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