December 10, 2012

SILVA AND MURPHY GARNER NSCAA EAST REGION THIRD TEAM HONORS

Kansas City, Kan. – Le Moyne College junior goalkeeper Matthew Silva (Brampton, Ontario/St. Augustine) and sophomore forward Casey Murphy (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) have been named to the NSCAA men's soccer East Region Third Team, as voted upon and released by the association.

Silva, an all-region selection for the first time in his career, played every second between the pipes for the Dolphins for the second straight year (1600:54). The 2010 Northeast-10 Rookie of the Year and a second team all-conference selection the last two years, Silva led the conference with 84 saves and ranked fifth in shutouts with three. One of only three goalkeepers in the conference to play all of their team's minutes, Silva posted a 1.80 goals against average and a .724 save percentage. Over Le Moyne's four-game unbeaten streak from October 13-23 (3-0-1), Silva posted a 0.69 goals against average and recorded an .864 save percentage in making 19 saves, while registering a shutout against New Haven.

Murphy, honored by the NSCAA for the first time, led the team in scoring with 10 goals and two assists for 22 points as a starter in 16 of 17 games played. Murphy, who tallied all 10 of his goals in conference action, ranked fourth in the conference in goals scored in all games and tied for first in goals scored in conference play. Murphy, who earned a spot on the Northeast-10 Conference Second Team, ranked sixth in points, while his 21 points in conference action were the second most. Murphy, who scored the game-winning goal in victories over Southern Connecticut State and New Haven, registered a point in 11 of Le Moyne's 17 games, including 10 of the team's 13 conference games.

Le Moyne finished the year with a record of 7-9-1 and earned a berth in the Northeast-10 Conference Men's Soccer Championship for the 12th straight year, the second-longest streak in the conference.

Click here for the complete NSCAA East Region release