|Eric Hintz||Pat Codispoti||Michael Bergen||Henry Bonilla|
Four members of the University of Scranton men's soccer team have been named to the 2016 National Soccer Coaches Association of America's (NSCAA) Division III All-Mid-Atlantic Region Men's Soccer Team, the organization announced late Thursday afternoon.
Making the first team from Scranton was seniors Eric Hintz (South Windsor, Conn,/South Windsor) and Pat Codispoti (Rockville Centre, N.Y./Chaminade), while fellow seniors Michael Bergen (Newtown, Pa./The Pennington School) and Henry Bonilla (Fairless Hills, Pa./The Pennington School) were named to the second and third teams, respectively.
The four seniors led Scranton all season, as the Royals captured their second straight Landmark Conference Championship last month in a 1-0 win at Elizabethtown.
In the NCAA Tournament, Scranton won a First Round match for the second straight season (2-1 over Penn State Behrend) before falling to SUNY-Cortland in the Second Round (2-1) to finish the year with a 15-4-1 overall record.
In 2016, Hintz finished off his career at Scranton on a high note, making 44 saves, while posting a 0.92 goals against average in five shutout victories. For his efforts, Hintz was named to the All-Landmark Conference Second Team, as well.
Codispoti was one of Scranton's team captains for the 2016 season, and a leader on a defensive unit that allowed just 16 goals the entire season, while recording nine shutout victories.
Codispoti also got in on the act on offense, scoring three goals, including a game-winner in Scranton's 2-1 victory over Drew in the Landmark Conference Semifinals. He also earned All-Landmark Conference First Team honors late in the year, as well.
Bergen, meanwhile, was a force yet again in the Royals midfield, scoring four goals, while adding five assists to end the year with a point total of 13. In the NCAA Tournament, Bergen (who was also an All-Landmark Conference First Team selection), notched an assist on both goals Scranton scored in the Penn State Behrend victory.
Rounding out the list of honorees was Bonilla, who ended the season as Scranton's leader on offense statistically, scoring seven goals, while adding an assist for a point total for the year of 15. A forward, Bonilla scored five game-winners throughout the course of the year on his way to also earning All-Landmark Conference honors (Second Team).
For the full list of All-NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Region selections, click here.