Wrapping Up the 2011 Season
Under 36-year head coach Tony Ochrimenko, the Kean University men's soccer team posted a 10-6-3 record for its second-straight 10-win season and highest winning percentage (.605) since 2002.
Rookie Erickson Simeon led the Cougars with a team-high 10 goals and 21 points to also rank in the top 10 in the NJAC. Simeon, who also scored four game-winning goals, earned NJAC honorable mention honors.
For the second-straight season, junior Abner Denis earned NJAC second-team honors after finishing with three goals and an assist from his midfielder position. Junior Sheldon Palmer joined Denis on the NJAC second-team, as he finished with four goals and a team-high five assists.
Goalkeepers Brian Haines, Tyler Callahan and Nick Pavlichko shared time in goal, with each playing at least 400 minutes and combining for five shutouts. Haines started all nine games he played in and led the netminders with a 0.87 goals against average and a .793 save percentage. Callahan made a team-high 35 saves.
WEEKLY and POSTSEASON HONORS
Abner Denis – NJAC Second-Team
Sheldon Palmer – NSCAA South-Atlantic Region Third-Team, NJAC Second-Team, NJAC Offensive Player of the Week, ECAC Metro Offensive Player of the Week
Erickson Simeon – NJAC Honorable Mention