WESTWOOD, Mass.—Seven members of the Babson College men's soccer team were honored for their work in the classroom when the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced its Academic All-Conference squad late last week.sd
Seniors Chris Czarnecki (Baltimore, Md.), Ben Holman (Ashland, Mas.) and Austin Mankouski (Suffield, Conn.) were named to the team for the third year in a row, while sophomores Evan Gaudreau (Sacramento, Calif.), Ryan Goss (Glastonbury, Conn.), Eamon Keenan (East Greenwich, R.I.) and William Talleri (Manchester, Mass.) were all recognized for the first time in their respective careers.
Holman is fourth on the team in scoring and has totaled new career highs in goals (3), assists (6) and points (12), and Keenan has produced four goals and three assists for 11 points while starting 17 of 20 matches as a central defender. Goss has started 20 of 21 contests alongside Keenan at outside back helping the Green and White record nine shutouts on the year.
Mankouski kept one clean sheet in two starts this fall and posted a 1.09 goals against average in 331 minutes of work over five matches. Czarnecki started twice and appeared in games collecting one assist, while Talleri has seen action in a pair of matches as a substitute.
In order to be eligible for NEWMAC Academic All-Conference consideration, honorees must have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2018 spring semester, achieved second year academic status at his institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.
Babson (14-5-2), which captured its first NEWMAC Tournament championship since 2015, will travel to No. 10/7 Oneonta for a NCAA Tournament first round match on Saturday.