Three Men's Soccer Seniors to Compete in NEISL All-Star Game
MANCHESTER, N.H. – Three senior members of the Southern New Hampshire University men's soccer team have been selected to the New England Intercollegiate Soccer League (NEISL) Division II All-Star team that will compete against a team of Division I all-stars on Sunday, November 27 at 1:30 pm at Harvard University. Defenders Jon Brockway (Lebanon, N.H.) and Jayme Kapinos (Ludlow, Mass.), along with goalkeeper Joey Kapinos (Ludlow, Mass.) will all compete. In addition, SNHU associate head coach Rob Dow will serve as the coach for the Division II All-Star squad.
Brockway, who has started all 21 games in which he has appeared, and Jayme Kapinos, who is one of three players to start all 22 games for Southern New Hampshire, anchored one of the top defensive units in the country. The Penmen allowed just 14 goals in 22 games, ranking eighth nationally in team goals-against average and sixth in shutout percentage, as Southern New Hampshire posted 12 shutouts to date. Both Brockway and Kapinos were NE-10 First Team selections as well as Daktronics Second Team All-Region choices.
Joey Kapinos was one of two primary goalkeepers the Penmen used in 2011. In 11 starts this season, he posted a 9-2-0 record and 0.65 goals-against average and .833 save percentage. Kapinos posted four shutouts in 2011.
Dow, who is in his fourth year with the Penmen program, was elevated from assistant coach to associate head coach during the 2010 season. He has helped head coach Marc Hubbard guide Southern New Hampshire to four straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including the national quarterfinals in 2009 and 2011.
Southern New Hampshire was 18-4 in 2011, including an 11-2 Northeast-10 Conference mark. The Penmen reached the Northeast-10 Conference championship game as well as the NCAA Division II quarterfinals.