SUNYAC Champions Land Five on Men's Soccer All-Conference Team
FREDONIA, N.Y. (Nov. 8, 2010) -- State University of New York Athletic Conference 2010 men's soccer champion SUNY Plattsburgh had five players chosen all-conference, including John LoGuirato, Bart Misiak and Chris Taylor to the first team and Andy Heighington and Pat Shaughnessy to the second unit.
The 13-4-4 Cardinals, who went 6-3 in SUNYAC play for fourth place, won their first conference championship since 2005 and 12th title overall on Saturday.
LoGuirato, a senior back out of Holbrook (Ronkonkoma Sachem North High School), was
named the SUNYAC Tournament MVP after registering an assist in the title game and
helping an injury-riddled squad overcome three penalty-kick shootout wins (he converted
2-of-3 such attempts) during the conference playoffs. A four-time All-SUNYAC performer,
he scored two goals and five points to earn a place on the first team for the third
season of his career.
A senior back from Mississauga, Ontario (St. Martin's Secondary), Misiak led Cardinal defenders in scoring with six points on two goals and two assists--all career highs--despite missing five games to injury. The two-time All-American and reigning SUNYAC Player of the Year has made first-team all-conference three times in the four years that he has been recognized by SUNYAC.
Taylor, the team captain who hails from Liverpool, England (Cardinal Heenan), also is a four-year all-SUNYAC honoree--first team the last three seasons. The senior midfielder leads the SUNYAC and is among the national leaders with 13 assists among a team-leading 21 points. He became the school's all-time leader in assists earlier this season.
Sophomore goalkeeper Heighington of Simcoe, Ontario, is a first-time all-conference honoree. He leads SUNYAC in minutes player (1950:12) and shutouts (11), third in goals-against average (0.69), fourth in save percentage (.815) and fifth in saves (66). He is in the school's Top-5 listings for single-season and career shutouts.
Shaughnessy (Plattsburgh HS) makes all-SUNYAC for the first time since his freshman year when he also was chosen second team. The junior forward ranks second in the conference with a Cardinal-best nine goals. His 20 points are second behind Taylor and third in the SUNYAC.
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