Beauchamp, Staff, and Four Cardinals Earn All-Conference Awards
November 12, 2008
WASHINGTON-- Throughout the ranks, the CUA men's soccer team was awarded by the conference today. Starting at the very top with Travis Beauchamp and his staff being named Coaching Staff of the Year.
With the history of the men's soccer program on his shoulders, Travis Beauchamp has lifted the CUA men's soccer team higher than any Cardinal has seen. Only two years ago, the men's soccer team finished the season with a record of 3-11-3. Last year the team doubled those wins to finish 6-10. This year's team has compiled 13 wins and is setting a new record with every win they earn. The 2008 Cardinals have recorded more wins in one season than any other team in the history of the CUA program.
The awards this year did not stop with just the coaching staff, but CUA managed two first team award winners in Matt Brady (Woodbridge, Va./ Potomac) and Brian Pappas (Yorktown Heights, N.Y./ Yorktown).
Brady currently leads the team in points (31), goals (12), assists (7), shots (60), SOG (32) and game winners (6). Brady's excellence and hustle throughout the season has many teams scheming against him, but his ability to play through doubleteams and make a timely pass has helped lift the CUA team this year.
Pappas follows a close second to Brady in several categories. His five goals rank him third while his three assists bring him to a total of 21 points, good enough for second on the team.
Tim McAneny (Mount Laurel, N.J./ Holy Cross) earns second team honors this year from the Landmark Conference. While McAneny has only tallied one goal this season, it was his incredible defense that earned him second team honors. While statistics will never show the hustle and intelligence, McAneny has been an intangible force behind the Cardinal's success this season.
The 2008 CUA men's soccer team will be remembered as a recording breaking group who has brought success to the program. The 2008 Landmark Rookie of the Year was named today as well and is CUA's own Michael DiMarco (Vorhees, N.J./St. Joseph's Prep). DiMarco has started 17 games as a freshman and tallied four goals, and two assists. One of his goals was a game winner. While the team may have to say goodbye to a few players after the season concludes, those seniors have left the program in good hands both in the coaching staff, led by Travis Beauchamp, and the rest of those players that will be returning.