Julian Gressel, Dominik Machado, Nick Sailor and Mac Steeves assume leadership roles for the Friars.
The Friars are set to play three games while on the tour.
Members of the 2016 graduating class were honored at the event and the team's annual award winners were announced.
Mac Steeves was named to the NSCAA All-Great Lake Regional Team, while Julian Gressel was named to the Third Team.
The Friars advanced to the BIG EAST Championship Semifinal for third-straight year.
Honors & Awards
• NSCAA Div. I Great Lakes Regional First Team (2015)
• All-BIG EAST First Team
• BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week (8/31/15)
• Preseason All-BIG EAST Team (2015)
• U-23 U.S. Men’s National Team College Identification Training Camp (2015)
• BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (10/20/14)
• Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week (10/21/14)
• Corvias ECAC Men’s Soccer Tri-Offensive Player of the Week (10/21/14)
• All-BIG EAST Second Team (2014)
• NSCAA Div. I Great Lakes Regional Third Team (2014)
• College Cup All-Tournament Team (2014)
• College Cup Most Outstanding Offensive Player (2014)
• Karl Anderson Offensive Team Co-MVP (2014)
• Karl Anderson Offensive Team MVP (2015)
• Named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week (10/28/13 & 11/11/13)
• Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll (11/4/13, 9/14/15, 10/12/15 & 10/19/15)
2015: Started all 18 games he played for the Friars… Led the team in points (28) with 13 goals and two assists… Scored in 10 of the 18 games he played… Tallied five game-winning goals… Recorded three two-goal games, including the Friars’ 2-1 win against Bryant (Aug. 28), the 2-0 shutout of Monmouth (Aug. 30) and the 4-0 win against Seton Hall (Oct. 17)… Finished the season ranked tied for second all-time at Providence in career points (63) and goals (27)… Named to the NCAA Div. I All-Great Lake Region First Team (NSCAA)… Named to the All-BIG EAST First Team… Named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week on Aug. 31… Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll three times (Sept. 14, Oct. 12 and Oct. 19)… Named to the Preseason All-BIG EAST Team… Recipient of the teams’ Karl Anderson Most Valuable Offensive Player of the Year Award.
2014: Started 21 of the 22 games he played for the Friars … Led the team in points (26), goals (11) and shots (61) … Finished the season ranked first in the BIG EAST in goals per game (0.5) and total goals … Ranked 17th in the nation for total goals … Ranked second on the team in game-winning goals with four … Tied for third on the team in assists (4) … Of his 11 goals, two came in the College Cup Semifinal game against UCLA on Dec. 12 ... Excluding the two goals at the College Cup, had a multi-point game (one goal and an assist) at No. 3 Georgetown on Oct. 15 … Scored at least one point in 12 of the 22 games that he played … Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (10/20) … Named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week (10/21) … Named Corvias ECAC Men’s Soccer Tri-Offensive Player of the Week (10/21)… Named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team (11/11) … Named to the NSCAA Great Lakes All-Region Third Team (12/10) … Named to the 2014 College Cup All-Tournament Team (12/14) … Named the 2014 College Cup Most Outstanding Offensive Player (12/14), marking the first player in the 31 seasons (including each of the past 18 seasons) to earn the honor while playing for a team that did not advance to the Cup final … Named the team’s co-offensive MVP.
2013: Played in 13 games, including each of the final 12 games ... Started nine games ... Finished fourth on the team in points (9) with three goals and three assists ... Third on the team in shots (40) ... Named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week twice (10/28 and 11/11) ... Named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll on Nov 4.
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Earned four varsity letters playing for Needham High School ... served as team captain as a junior and senior ... Scored 20 goals and notched 25 assists during his senior year ... His 45 points as a senior set the single season Needham High School record ... Helped lead Needham High School to the 2012 Division I State Championships, where he scored the game winning goal ... Named the 2012 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Massachusetts ... Named the NSCAA State Player of the Year and NSCAA All-American ... Named a Massachusetts Division I Tournament MVP and was named the Boston Globe’s Div. I Player of the Year ... Two-time All-New England selection, a three-time All-State honoree, a two-time Bay State Conference MVP, a three-time Eastern Mass. All-Star and a four-time Bay State Conference All-Star ... Scored a total of 67 goals and 51 assists in his four years at Needham High School ... Played club soccer with the FC Bolts and served as captain of various FC Bolts teams from 2004-2010.
PERSONAL: Son of Maura and Jay Steeves ... Has two sisters, Courtney and Kayla ... Honor Roll in 2010 and 2011 ... Interests and hobbies include football, basketball, and fishing ... Favorite athletes are Gareth Bale and Michael Jordan ... Favorite team is Tottenham Hotspur ... Undeclared major.
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