WRITTEN BY PATRICK MCCORMACK
The St. Francis Brooklyn men’s soccer team had four players named to the Northeast Conference’s All-conference teams.
Junior forward Kevin Correa and senior mid-fielder John Johansson were named to the Conference’s First Team, while junior defenseman Andy Cormack and senior forward Gabriel Bagot were named to the Conference’s Second Team. These four players were key members to the Terriers, who made the NEC playoffs for the first time since 2009 this season.
“I am very happy and proud of the boys,” head coach Tom Giovatto said. “They had a great year and are very deserving of the accolades.”
Kevin Correa was named to the All-NEC Team for the second time in his career. This season he led SFBK with nine goals and six assists for a total 24 points on the season.
“It feels great to be part of the first team again this year. I feel that this year has been very special to everyone and we are all very excited about this weekend,” Correa said.
Co-Captain John Johansson finished second on the team with four assists.
“I’m very happy and proud; it shows that I’m doing something right. Got a lot of help from my teammates and coaching staff,” Johansson also commented on the team’s season. “It’s the first time for me in the playoffs and I like how the team has improved this year. This season, a lot of the returning players have stepped up and taken more responsibility which has shown on the field and the scoreboard. I feel very confident going into the playoffs.”
Co-Captain Andy Cormack was a key member of the Terriers defense which shutout opponents six times this season. They also only gave up 14 goals which was second fewest in the NEC.
“It’s an honor to receive the NEC All- Second Team award. It was a bit of a surprise to me when my name was called but I am very happy,” Cormack said.” This season has been great for us as a team; we have all worked extremely hard as a unit. The unbeaten streak we went on during the season was great for us and obviously qualifying for the NEC tournament against our local rivals LIU was a good feeling.”
Gabriel Bagot was named to a NEC All-Conference Team for the third time in his career. This season Bagot scored eight goals and picked up two assists.
” I am happy to be on the NEC All- Second Team,” Bagot, who ranks 10th in Terrier history in goals, said. “The season so far has been pretty good, we made the playoffs which was our goal. I am very confident about today’s game, CCSU is a good team, very well coached but we can beat them and we know it.”
Correa, Johansson, Cormack, Bagot, and the rest of the Terrier squad start their quest for an NEC Title today, when they face off against the number one seeded Central Connecticut State Blue Devils, in the NEC semi-finals.