Brooklyn's Rawle Hensford Named CUNYAC Men's Soccer Coach of the Year; Six Bulldogs Named First-Team All-Stars
Flushing, NY --- Brooklyn College Men's Soccer Coach Rawle Hensford has been named the 2012 City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC)/Applebee's Men's Soccer Coach of the Year; while six BC student-athletes have been named First-Team All-Stars.
Hensford, currently in his fourth season at the helm of the BC Men's Soccer program, had his best season thus far, guiding the Bulldogs to an 13-5-2 overall record and a 5-1-2 mark in the CUNYAC to secure the #2 seed in the 2012 CUNYAC/Applebee's Men's Soccer Championships. BC was also selected into the 2012 Eastern College Athletic Confernece (ECAC) Division III Metro Men's Soccer Tournament as the #6 seed.
"I am very honored and thankful that my fellow coaches found me worthy of such an award," said Hensford. "This award is not mine alone, as I see this as a testimony to the hard work of my student-athletes and my assistant coach Roger Sandy."
Along with having the 2012 CUNYAC Men's Soccer Coach of the Year, the Brooklyn College Men's Soccer team accounted for six of the 11 First-Team All-Star members, as goalkeeper Stamatis Boundouris, defenders Peter Vavalle and Denton Laing, midfielders Alwyn Adams and Dmitry Prokofyev and forward Pajtim Gjonbalaj were all voted as first-team all-stars.
Boundouris has had a stellar season in between the pipes for BC, appearing in 18 of 20 games, while posting a 1.14 goals-against-average and a .792 save percentage. Playing in over 1578 minutes in goal, Boundouris surrendered 20 goals, while tallying 76 saves. He also recorded six shutouts this season en route to posting an 11-5-2 record in net.
Aiding Boundouris were Vavalle and Laing, as the duo anchored a solid Brooklyn defense that recorded 10 shutouts this season. Vavalle started in all 16 games he has appeared in this season, totaling two goals and three assists for seven points on the year; while Laing has played in all 20 games on the year and has made 19 starts, to go along with two goals for four points.
In their first seasons in Brooklyn, Adams and Prokofyev helped fuel a solid BC offense as Adams recorded eight goals and five assists for 21 points, playing in 15 games and making 13 starts; while Prokofyev also added eight goals, to go with four assists for 20 points, playing in all 20 games and making 19 starts. Adams registered three game-winning goals, while Prokofyev chipped in with two-game winning goals.
Gjonbalaj had a career-year for BC, tallying a team-high 10 goals, to go along with six assists for 26 points, while playing in all 20 games and making 18 starts. Gjonbalaj has also recorded three game-winning goals on the year.
2012 CUNYAC/Applebee's Men's Soccer All-Stars
Player of the Year: Nedgy Nazon, Staten Island
Rookie of the Year: Oren Kozlowski, Baruch
Coach of the Year: Rawle Hensford, Brooklyn
Sportsmanship Award: Samuel Nkama, CCNY
GK – Stamatis Boundouris, Brooklyn
D – Akil George, Baruch
D – Peter Vavalle, Brooklyn
D – Denton Laing, Brooklyn
D – Jordan Chin, York
MF – Christopher Peralta, Baruch
MF – Alwyn Adams, Brooklyn
MF – Dmitry Prokofyev, Brooklyn
MF – Aleh Kazak, Lehman
F – Oumar Niang, Lehman
F – Pajtim Gjonbalaj, Brooklyn
GK – Tayfun Kucuk, CCNY
D – Jorge Galvez, CCNY
D – Christ Assou, John Jay
D – Carlos Ribeiro, Lehman
D – Jaime Hay, York
MF – Nicolas Corrao, CCNY
MF – Alfonso Castaneda, Staten Island
MF – Korede Griffith, John Jay
MF – Ousmane Toure, York
F – Samuel Nkama, CCNY
F – Andre Adelson, York