Men’s Soccer Selected First In BIG EAST Preseason Poll, Steeves Named Preseason Offensive Player Of The Year
The Friars were picked to finish first and Mac Steeves repeated as the preseason Offensive Player of the Year.
The Friars will play eight home games at Chapey Field at Anderson Stadium in 2017.
Members of the 2017 graduating class were honored at the event and the team’s annual award winners were announced.
Mark Jecewiz, Dominik Machado, and Mac Steeves will assume leadership positions.
Julian Gressel and Mark Jecewiz were named to the first team, Colin Miller to the second team, and Danny Griffin and Joao Serrano to the third team.
Honors & Awards
• NSCAA Div. I All-Great Lakes Region First Team (2016)
• All-BIG EAST First Team (2016)
• Team's Martin Hayes Defensive Most Valuable Player (2016)
2016: Started in all 22 games … Served as a co-captain … Led the Friars’ defense to eight shutouts … Played a key role in Friars’ defensive unit that allowed just 21 goals during the season … Selected to the R.I. Capital City Classic All-Tournament Team… Named to the All-BIG EAST First Team … Named to the NSCAA Div. 1 All-Great Lakes First Team … Named the Martin Hayes Defensive Most Valuable Player Award.
2015: Started all 18 of the games for the Friars… Registered one assist for one point in Providence’s 3-1 loss against then-ranked No. 1 Creighton on Oct. 31… Helped the Friars record six shutouts… Awarded the program’s John Murphy Team Award.
2014: Started six of the 10 games he played for the Friars, including the NCAA College Cup Semifinal game against UCLA on Dec. 12 … Helped the Friars record two of their eight shutouts on the season.
2013: Did not play in a game for the Friars.
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Played four seasons of soccer for St. Anthony’s High School in Melville, N.Y. ... Scored four goals and had three assists in his senior year ... Named All-League, First-Team All-Long Island and All-State in his senior year ... Captained his high school team during his senior year ... Named to New York’s All-Academic Team in 2011 and 2012.
PERSONAL: Son of Carol and Peter Jecewiz ... Has two brothers, Nicholas and Keith, and one sister, Dana ... Keith was a member of the Providence College men’s soccer team from 2009 to 2012 ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Favorite athletes are Thierry Henry and John Tavares ... Favorite teams are Arsenal FC and the New York Islanders ... Accountancy Major.
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