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CAMBRIDGE, MASS.-- Four men’s soccer standouts and a coaching staff all striving for an America East Championship have been honored with annual conference
awards, as decided in a vote by the league’s head coaches and announced today. Freshman Michael Bustamante (Chelsea, Mass./Chelsea) from Boston University
earned Midfielder and Rookie of the Year honors, becoming just the fourth player in league history to earn multiple end-of-year awards in the same season. The Ter-
riers’ coaching staff, led by longtime mentor Neil Roberts, received Coaching Staff of the Year recognition. University at Albany’s Claudio Dantas (Orlando, Fla./Crystal
Lake/Jefferson College) and Steward Ceus (West Haverstraw, N.Y./North Rockland), two vital pieces to the Great Danes’ nine-win turnaround, garnered Striker and
Goalkeeper of the Year accolades. University of Vermont’s Connor Tobin (Fort Collins, Colo./Fort Collins) was named Defender of the Year after leading a defense
that allowed just three goals in conference play.

Bustamante, who earned America East Rookie of the Week honors on October 13, finished the regular season tied for third among league leaders with eight assists,
including a league-best five in America East play. He added two goals for 12 points, which ranked second on Boston U. Bustamante joins Matt Watson (UMBC ‘07),
New Hampshire’s Chris Banks and Vermont’s Lee Stephane Kouadio as the only players to earn multiple accolades in the same season.

Roberts, who is in his 24th season as head coach, led Boston University to its ninth regular-season title during his tenure. Roberts and his Terriers, who are unbeaten
over their last seven games with six victories during that span, are in search of their second straight trip to the NCAA tournament and eighth America East title in
their history. Roberts, who also received Coach of the Year recognition in 1991, 1994, 2001, and 2004, is assisted by Scott Black, Francis Okaroh and Dan Colwell.

Dantas, a transfer from Jefferson College, ranks 21st among NCAA leaders with 1.65 points per game and eighth with 0.59 assists per contest. The America East
Co-Player of the Week for September 2, Dantas led the conference in points (28), was tied for the lead in assists (10) and tied for second in goals (9). He also led
the Great Danes to 12 wins, which tied their Division I program mark set in 2004.

Ceus, a 6-foot-6 presence on the back line, ranks fifth in the nation with 6.08 saves per game and second in America East in save percentage (.859). Ceus, Albany’s
all-time leader in career shutouts (19) and saves (325), has blanked seven opponents this season, including five conference foes.

Tobin, a first-team all-conference selection in 2007, leads a defense that ranks 12th in the nation in team goals against average. A candidate for Lowe’s Senior Class
Award, Tobin was named America East Player of the Week on October 13. His Catamounts have allowed just six scores in their last 18 games against league foes,
including a pair of shutouts in the 2007 America East Championship.

Dantas is joined at forward on the all-conference first team by Hartford’s Carlos Villa (Las Conchas, Guatemala/Arrayanes/San Jacinto College). Villa leads the league
with 11 goals and is second with 25 points.

Bustamante, one of five midfielders on the first team, is accompanied by Binghamton’s Justin Leskow (Endwell, N.Y./Union Endicott), Hartford’s Ivan Guarin (Pereira,
Colombia/White Plains/Herkimer CC), New Hampshire’s Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill./Glenbard East) and Vermont’s Jordan Crasilneck (Eugene, Ore./Sheldon), a first-
team selection in 2006.

Boston University’s Dan Schultz (Cincinnati, Ohio/Seven Hills School) and Binghamton’s Barry Neville (Glascow, Scotland/Mearns Castle), both all-conference selec-
tions a year ago, join Tobin on the first team this year.

The second-team forwards, Binghamton’s Cameron Keith (Aberdeenshire, Scotland/Aberdeen University) and Boston University’s Shaun Taylor (Sandown, England/
Sandown), were both first-team selections in 2007. The pair have combined for 16 goals, including nine game-winners, this season.

The second-team midfield consists of Albany’s senior duo Don Johnson (Bronx, N.Y./Cardinal Spellman) and Gaby Seguin-Gauthier (Chateauguay, Quebec/College
Francais/Champlain), Boston University juniors Samuel Appiah (Obuasi, Ghana/University of Ghana) and Richy Dorman (Flintshire, Wales/Hawarden) as well as
Vermont junior T.J. Gore (Macomb, Mich./Dakota), a second-team choice for the third straight year.

Albany’s Erik DiLorenzo (Bolton, Ontario/Robert F. Hall Catholic), Binghamton’s Kyle Manscuk (Rochester, N.Y./Aquinas Institute) and Vermont’s Jake McFadden (Col-
chester, Vt./Colchester) are the second-team defenders.

Vermont’s Roger Scully (East Lyme, Conn./East Lyme) repeats as the second-team goalkeeper. Scully ranks third in the conference in goals against average (0.63)
and second in shutouts (9). He recorded a miniscule 0.35 GAA and five shutouts in conference play.

Bustamante, along with Binghamton’s Ryan Walter (Snyder, N.Y./Nichols), Hartford’s Pat Boucher (Cromwell, Conn./Cromwell), UMBC’s Andrew Bulls (Millersville,
Md./McDonogh) and Vermont’s Yannick Lewis (Toronto, Ontario/Bramalea Secondary) were unanimous selections to the all-rookie squad. They are joined by Konner
McNamara (Mississauga, Ontario/Iona Catholic Secondary School) of Albany, Andy Tiedt (Akron, N.Y./Akron) from Binghamton, Colin Henry (Norwell, Mass.Norwell)
from Boston U., Jorge Rodriguez (East Hartford, Conn./Hartford), Daniel Tannous (Thornhill, Ontario/St. Elizabeth) of Maine and Brad Hilton (Merrimack, N.H./Mer-
rimack) from New Hampshire.

All 22 all-conference selections and nine of 11 all-rookie choices, whose teams carry a combined .615 winning percentage, will compete for the league title at the
2008 America East Men’s Soccer Championship, which begins with quarterfinal action on Saturday, November 8. For complete information on America East men’s
soccer, including Championship Central, log on to the conference’s official website
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First Team
Position      Name                     Cl.       School                 Hometown/High School/Previous
Forward       Claudio Dantas           Jr.       Albany                 Orlando, Fla./Crystal Lake/Jefferson College
Forward       Carlos Villa             Jr.       Hartford               Las Conchas, Guatemala/Arrayanes/San Jacinto College
Midfield       Justin Leskow            Sr.       Binghamton             Endwell, N.Y./Union Endicott
Midfield       *Michael Bustamante      Fr.       Boston University      Chelsea, Mass./Chelsea
Midfield       Ivan Guarin              Jr.       Hartford               Pereira, Colombia/White Plains (N.Y.)/Herkimer CC
Midfield       Kyle Urso                Sr.       New Hampshire          Lombard, Ill./Glenbard East
Midfield       Jordan Crasilneck (1)    Sr.       Vermont                Eugene, Ore./Sheldon
Back          Barry Neville (2)        Sr.       Binghamton             Glasgow, Scotland/Mearns Castle
Back          Dan Schultz (3)          Sr.       Boston University      Cincinnati, Ohio/Seven Hills School
Back          *Connor Tobin (4)        Sr.       Vermont                Fort Collins, Colo./Fort Collins
Goalkeeper    Steward Ceus             Sr.       Albany                 West Haverstraw, N.Y./North Rockland

Second Team
Forward     Cameron Keith (2)          Jr.       Binghamton             Aberdeenshire, Scotland/Aberdeen University
Forward     Shaun Taylor (2)           Jr.       Boston University      Sandown, England/Sandown
Midfield     Don Johnson                Sr.       Albany                 Bronx, N.Y./Cardinal Spellman
Midfield     Gaby Seguin-Gauthier       Sr.       Albany                 Chateauguay, Quebec/College Francais/Champlain
Midfield     Samuel Appiah              Jr.       Boston University      Obuasi, Ghana/University of Ghana
Midfield     Richy Dorman               Jr.       Boston University      Flintshire, Wales/Hawarden
Midfield     T.J. Gore (5)              Jr.       Vermont                Macomb, Mich./Dakota
Back        Erik DiLorenzo             Sr.       Albany                 Bolton, Ontario/Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School
Back        Kyle Manscuk               So.       Binghamton             Rochester, N.Y./Aquinas Insitute
Back        Jake McFadden              Sr.       Vermont                Colchester, Vt./Colchester
Goalkeeper  Roger Scully (3)           Sr.       Vermont                East Lyme, Conn./East Lyme

All-Rookie Team (11 regardless of position)
Back         Konner McNamara       Fr.           Albany                 Mississauga, Ontario/Iona Catholic Secondary School
Midfield      *Ryan Walter          Fr.           Binghamton             Snyder, N.Y./Nichols
Forward      Andy Tiedt            Fr.           Binghamton             Akron, N.Y./Akron
Midfield      *Michael Bustamante   Fr.           Boston University      Chelsea, Mass./Chelsea
Midfield      Colin Henry           Fr.           Boston University      Norwell, Mass./Norwell
Midfield      *Pat Boucher          Fr.           Hartford               Cromwell, Conn/Cromwell
Back         Jorge Rodriguez       Fr.           Hartford               East Hartford, Conn./East Hartford
Back         Daniel Tannous        Fr.           Maine                  Thornhill, Ontario/St. Elizabeth
Forward      *Andrew Bulls         Fr.           UMBC                   Millersville, Md./McDonogh
Midfield      Brad Hilton           Fr.           New Hampshire          Merrimack, N.H./Merrimack
Back         *Yannick Lewis        Fr.           Vermont                Toronto, Ontario/Bramalea Secondary

Striker of the Year: Claudio Dantas, Albany
Midfielder of the Year: Michael Bustamante, Boston University
Defender of the Year: Connor Tobin, Vermont
Goalkeeper of the Year: Steward Ceus, Albany
Rookie of the Year: Michael Bustamante, Boston University
Coaching Staff of the Year: Boston University - Neil Roberts, Head Coach (6)

* Unanimous Selection
(1) First team - 2006; Second team - 2005
(2) First team - 2007
(3) Second team - 2007
(4) First team - 2007; Second team - 2006
(5) First team - 2006; Second team - 2007
(6) Coach of the Year - 1991, 1994, 2001, 2004