PITMAN, NJ – Five Rowan University men’s soccer players were named to the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) All-Conference Team.
Back Jared Mangone (sr. Princeton Jct., NJ/West Windsor-Plainsboro N.) was chosen to the All-Conference first team. Midfielder Ryan Gordon (sr. Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill W.) and goalkeeper Michael Fanz-Huster (sr. Waterford, NJ/Hammonton) were NJAC All-Conference second team selections. Forward Julian Berrios (sr. Lakewood, NJ/Calvary Academy) and midfielder Dylan Smith (jr. Hamilton, NJ/Steinert) received honorable mention.
Mangone has started all 20 games this season. He has compiled eight points with three goals and two assists. Mangone leads a defensive unit that is fifth in the conference in goals against average (1.19) and shutouts (5).
A captain, Gordon is second on the team with 21 points. He has collected eight goals and five assists. In the NJAC, Gordon is tied for sixth in assists (5), tied for seventh in game-winning goals (3), tied for 10th in points (21) and tied for 11th in goals (8). In 2011, he earned NJAC All-Conference honorable mention. Gordon was a second team honoree in 2010.
Fanz-Huster has registered 68 saves in 17 games. He has produced an 82.9 save percentage and a 0.97 goals against average. Fanz-Huster is the conference leader in save percentage. He is also fourth in goals against average and saves, fifth in shutouts (3.2) and ninth in saves per game (4.0). This season, Fanz-Huster garnered NJAC Defensive Player of the Week honors twice and he was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Metro Defensive Player of the Week once.
Berrios has 11 points with three goals and five assists. Smith follows with 10 points on four goals and two assists. In the NJAC, Berrios is tied for sixth in assists and tied for ninth in assists per game (0.28). He was selected to the NJAC All-Conference second team in 2011 and 2009.
Rowan has an 11-7-2 record. The Profs are the fifth seed in the NJAC Championship Tournament and defeated the fourth seed William Paterson University, 1-0 in the first round (Oct. 27). Rowan faces the top seed Montclair State University in the semifinals.