Courtesy of Drew, Elizabethtown, and Scranton Athletic Communications
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Six men's soccer players were named to the 2017 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III Men's All-Mid-Atlantic Region team, as announced by the organization late Tuesday night.
Drew's Aidan Cserhat was the lone player on the First Team. Joining Cserhat from Drew were Jason Adamo, Andy Imoh, and brother Niko, all of who were named to the Second Team. Scranton's Connor Casey and Elizabethtown's Gilbert Waso also earned Second Team honors.
In his first year in intercollegiate competition, Aidan had a breakout season for the Rangers. He scored 20 of the Rangers 75 goals this season. The 75 goals is a new conference record, surpassing the 2008 U.S. Merchant Marine Academy's 62 goals in 2009. The sophomore scored 18 goals and had five assists for 41 points during the regular season. He added two more goals in the Landmark Championship game, bringing his total on the year to 20 goals and 45 points. His 20 goals set a new single-season record, which was previously held by former Drew men's soccer player Greg Zizik in 2008 with 16. His 45 points are also a new single-season record, also held by Zizik who totaled 41.
Adamo was voted First Team All-Landmark goalkeeper by the league's coaches. Adamo made 80 saves this season, with 11 shutouts, including six in conference play. His six shutouts set a new record in Landmark only games, previously set by USMMA's Gary Poulin in 2010 with five.
Imoh was the conference's Rookie of the Year in 2016. He ranked third in the Landmark with 10 goals and was tied for the league lead with nine assists. He scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win at Catholic on Oct. 21 and had two assists against Elizabethtown in the Landmark Championship Game. Imoh was named Landmark Offensive Athlete of the Week three times this season.
Niko helped the Ranger defense set multiple conference records in 2017. The junior anchored the backline that allowed 14 goals in 23 games this season. More impressively, Cserhat helped the Ranger defense to allow just one goal in Landmark matches, a new conference record. The previous record was two goals, held by the 2009 Drew and 2010 USMMA teams. Finally, the junior was a big part of the Ranger defense that had a conference goals against average of 0.15, a new conference record.
Casey started all 17 games and matched his career high with six goals this season, four of which were game-winners. He notched the game-winner in a 2-1 victory at 13th-ranked Cortland State on Sept. 9 and added the decisive goal in wins over Misericordia (2-0, Sept. 12), Wilkes (3-0, Sept. 27) and Juniata (3-0, Oct. 14). He finished the season with 49 shots, 26 of which were on goal. For his career, Casey finishes with 15 goals and four assists for 34 career points.
Waso led the Landmark with six game-winning goals. The junior's 11 goals for the season ranked second at the conclusion of the conference tournament. Waso also took the second most shots (65) and registered the third most points (25) in the Landmark. In the Blue Jays' first game of the season, Waso compiled three goals and an assist for his first career hat trick and a career-high seven points.