Christian Arcos Named Rookie of the Year; Five Royals Earn All-Conference Honors

Freshman Christian Arcos was named Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year and five Royals earned All-Conference honors as announced on Wednesday.
Freshman Christian Arcos was named Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year and five Royals earned All-Conference honors as announced on Wednesday.
Christian Arcos  Jake Nubbemeyer Jon Roberts Riley Smith  Jake Hodlofski 

 

Freshman Christian Arcos (Bayonne, N.J./Saint Peter's Prep) was named Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year to highlight the all-conference selections for The University of Scranton men's soccer team as released by the conference office on Wednesday morning.

Arcos earned First Team honors as a midfielder and sophomore Jake Nubbemeyer (Warminster, Pa./Archbishop Wood) received First Team accolades as a defender.

Arcos is the first Royals player to be named Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year since Michael Bergen in 2013 and the third for the program since joining the Landmark Conference. 

Three other players earned Second Team honors for Scranton: senior Jon Roberts (Whitehouse Station, N.J./Immaculata-Somerville) at forward, senior Riley Smith (New Hope, Pa./New Hope Solebury) at midfielder and sophomore Jake Hodlofski (West Chester, Pa./Malvern Prep) as a goalie. 

Arcos compiled 15 points on six goals and three assists in 16 games (12 starts) for head coach Matt Pivirotto's squad. The Bayonne, N.J., native added four game-winning goals for the Royals including an overtime game-winner in the season opener at King's (Pa.) on Aug. 31.

This marks the first career All-Conference selection for Nubbemeyer who helped lead a Royals defensive unit that allowed just 0.80 goals per game and registered six shutouts on the season. The sophomore defender started all 18 games this season for Scranton.

Roberts is an All-Conference selection for the second consecutive year and led the team with seven goals while also adding two assists. He tallied a pair of goals in a 4-0 win over Marywood on Sept. 4 and added a goal and an assist in a win over Goucher. The Whitehouse Station, N.J., native played in 68 games and made 64 starts for the Royals in his career, recording 48 points on 16 goals and 16 assists.

Smith earned All-Conference honors for the first time in his career after starting all 18 games for the Royals and recording three assists on the season. He recorded assists in wins over Marywood, Misericordia and Arcadia. Smith appeared in 53 games (32 starts) in his career with Scranton and tallied 11 points on four goals and three assists. 

Hodlofski appeared in 18 games (17 starts) in net for the Royals and tallied five shutouts. The West Chester, Pa., native led the Landmark Conference in both goals against average (0.67) and save percentage (.845). 

Scranton went 11-5-2 (6-1 Landmark) this season and were unbeaten in their final six regular season matches.

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--ROYALS--