Juniors Patrick Prinner (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) and Jon Roberts (Whitehouse Station, N.J./Immaculata-Somerville) of The University of Scranton men's soccer team were honored as First Team All-Landmark Conference selections on Wednesday the conference release its year-end awards as voted on by the league's head coaches.
Prinner was named First Team All-Conference as a defender following an outstanding season leading the Royals' backline. As a center back and team captain, he was instrumental in leader Scranton to five shutouts while limiting opponents to 1.16 goals per game. Prinner was also an offensive threat on restarts and scored two goals, both of which were game-winners.
In the Royals' season-opening, 3-2 victory over Arcadia on August 31, Prinner scored the game-winning goal in the 87th minute. He notched another late winner on October 20, scoring in the 80th minute for the only tally in a key 1-0 victory at Landmark Conference foe Susquehanna.
Roberts collected First Team All-Conference laurels as a midfield following a standout campaign in which he led Scranton in scoring. Roberts totaled 14 points on the fall with four goals, tied for the team-lead, and a Royals'-best six assists. He tied for fourth in the Landmark Conference in assists and also tied for sixth in the league in points.
Roberts recorded four assists in the first two games of the seasons, both wins, including a three-assist effort in a 4-1 victory over Alvernia on Sept. 1 at Weiss Field, tying for the second-most assists in a game in program history. He then went on a late season tear, recording nine points on four goals and one assist in Scranton's final six games, highlighted by a two-goal effort in a 3-0 win over Landmark Conference rival Drew, leading the Royals back into playoff contention.
For his career, Roberts has scored nine goals and dished out 14 assist for 32 points.
Scranton went 6-8-2 (4-3 Landmark) this past season. The Royals finished the year on a three-game win streak to tie for the fourth and final spot in the Landmark Conference playoffs, but missed out on a postseason bid by virtue of a head-to-head tiebreaker.
To see the complete 2018 All-Landmark Conference men's soccer award winners, click here.