Brillant Named NE-10 Co-Freshman of Year

Seven from FP Named to NE-10 All-Conference Men's Soccer Team

RIDNGE, N.H. (November 5, 2000) - Franklin Pierce freshman midfielder Felix Brillant (Montreal, Canada), who led the Northeast-10 Conference in assists, was named the conference's Co-Freshman of the Year it was announced Sunday.

Brillant was one of seven Ravens who earned all-conference honors and the only Franklin Pierce players named to the first team. The teams were picked by a vote of the conference coaches.

Junior forward Ernest Olius (Hillside, N.J.), junior midfielder Chris Schwarz (Babenhausen, Germany), junior back Wolfgang Koschnitzki (Eschborn, Germany) and sophomore back
Paul Lindsay (Edinburgh, Scotland) were named to the second team, while junior midfielder
Tate Travis (Detroit, Michigan) and senior goalkeeper Rob Scholz (Schenectady, N.Y.) were selected to the third team.

Brillant and Schwarz led the NE-10 with10 assists each this year. Brillant, a midfielder who can play on the flank or in the middle, finished with three goals and 16 points as he established himself as one of the quickest players in the conference.

Schwarz, another versatile midfielder, had 10 goals and 10 assists as he led the Ravens in scoring with 30 points. He was named the New England Collegiate Conference rookie of the year last season.

Olius, a former junior college All-America, led the Ravens with 11 goals in his first season at FPC. Koschnitzki and Lindsay anchored a back line that helped the Ravens limit opponents to 27 goals in 19 games.

Travis, another first-year player, was third on the team with nine goals and 23 points, while Scholz will graduate as one of the most successful keepers in the program's history. He ranks second in goals against average (1.21), fourth in save percentage (.759) and third in shutouts (14).

NE-10 First Team
Name Year Position Hometown
Chris Bagley, St. Anselm Jr F Holbrook, Mass.
Bonaventure Maruti, SCSU Sr F Nairobi, Kenya
Avi Scabini, SCSU So F Netanya, Israel
Richard Walker, N.H. Coll. Sr F Johannesburg, South Africa
Marlon Austin, N.H. Coll. Jr D Scarborough, Tobago
T.J. DeLucia, SCSU Sr D Wallingford, Conn.
Tim Karalexis, St. Anselm Jr D Weymouth, Mass.
Vincent Kwarula, SCSU Jr D Nairobi, Kenya
Ryan Ackerman, Bentley So M North Havehill, N.H.
Felix Brillant, Franklin Pierce F M Montreal, Quebec
Paul Oyuga, SCSU Sr M Nairobi, Kenya
Markus Nilsson, N.H. Coll. Sr M Simrishamn, Sweden
Tobias Svantesson, N.H. Coll. GR GK Goteborg, Sweden
NE-10 Second Team
Name Year Position Hometown
Karl Krause, Assumption Sr F Holliston, Mass.
Neil Krause, Assumption Fr F Holliston, Mass.
Ernest Olius, Franklin Pierce Jr F Hillside, N.J.
Francisco Riverso, Le Moyne Jr F Syracuse, N.Y.
Wolfgang Koschnitzki, Franklin Pierce Jr D Eschborn, Germany
Paul Lindsay, Franklin Pierce Fr D Edinburgh, Scotland
Matt Lynch, Merrimack So D Marblehead, Mass.
Ryan Murphy, Assumption So D Holden, Mass.
James Riverso, Le Moyne Jr D Syracuse, N.Y.
Giovanni Chambers, AIC Sr M Kingston, Jamaica
Omari Murray, AIC Sr M Kingston, Jamaica
Chris Schwarz, Franklin Pierce Jr M Babenhausen, Germany
Robby Vanrykel, N.H. Coll. So M Benoni, South Africa
Andrew Oliveri, SCSU So GK Montreal, Canada
NE-10 Third Team
Name Year Position Hometown
Chris Ignacio, Le Moyne Jr F Syracuse, N.Y.
Sean Malone, Merrimack Fr F Woburn, Mass.
Jamie Marques, AIC Sr F Milfrod, Mass.
Michael Paige, UMass Lowell Jr F Woburn, Mass.
Jeff Barbosa, Assumption So D W. Walpole, Mass.
Steve Gould, Merrimack Jr D Saugus, Mass.
Kevin Nylen, St. Anselm So D Ipswich, Mass.
Scott Yavarow, Bentley Jr D Billerica, Mass.
Tom Aiello, Assumption So M Weymouth, Mass.
Dan Dalipi, SCSU Fr M Wethersfield, Conn.
Didier Orellana, SCSU GR M Rego Park, N.Y.
Tate Travis, Franklin Pierce Jr M Detroit, Mich.
Rob Scholz, Franklin Pierce Sr GK Schenectady, N.Y.

Player of the Year: Chris Bagley, Saint Anselm
Defensive Player of the YearL T.J. DeLucIA, SCSU
Co-Freshman of the Year: Felix Brillant, FP
& Neil Krause, Assumption
Goalkeeper of the Year: Tobias Svantesson, N.H. College
Coach of the Year: John Murphy, Assumption