PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
Following the conclusion of the 2016 season, Providence College men’s soccer Head Coach Craig Stewart announced the team captains for the 2017 season. Redshirt seniors Mark Jecewiz (Smithtown, N.Y), Dominik Machado (Attleboro, Mass.) and Mac Steeves (Needham, Mass.) will serve as team captains.
Jecewiz, Machado, and Steeves helped the Friars to a BIG EAST regular season championship and a second NCAA Elite Eight appearance in three seasons, with an overall record of 15-7 and 7-2 BIG EAST record in 2016. They also played crucial roles on the team that captured the 2014 BIG EAST Championship and advanced to the NCAA College Cup.
Jecewiz, a defender, served as a co-captain in the 2016 season. He was named to the NCAA Division I All-Great Lakes Region First Team and to the All-BIG EAST First Team in 2016. He played in all 22 games for the Friars, leading the back line to eight shutouts and a team goals against average of 0.93. Jecewiz has played 50 games for the Friars and has started in 46 in his career.
Machado, a midfielder, started in all 18 games of the 2015 season, all 22 games of the 2014 season and all 22 games of the 2013 season. He was named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team in 2014. He has played in 62 career games as a Friar, and was named to the Preseason All-BIG EAST Team in 2016, but red shirted the season due to injury. During the 2015 campaign, Machado tallied eight points on three goals and two assists. An important part of the Friars’ offense, he scored two game-winning goals, lifting Providence over Northeastern (Sept. 19) and Marquette (Oct. 28).
Steeves, a forward, started in each of the Friars’ 18 games in 2015. He led the team in scoring, with 13 goals and two assists. He registered five game-winning goals and scored in 10 of the 18 games he played. Steeves was named to the Preseason All-BIG EAST Team and Preseason BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year prior to the 2016 season but red shirted due to injury. During the 2015 season, Steeves was named NCAA Division I All-Great Lake Region First Team (NSCAA), All-BIG EAST First Team, BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week (Aug. 31) and was selected to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll three times (Sept. 14, Oct. 12, and Oct. 19). He was awarded the team’s Karl Anderson Most Valuable Offensive Player of the Year Award and finished the 2015 season tied for second all-time at Providence in career points (63) and goals (27). He has played in 52 games as a Friar.
Jecewiz, Machado, and Steeves have an career record of 57-25-9 with the Friars. The trio has led the Friars to the 2014 BIG EAST Champions, 2016 BIG EAST regular season champions, three NCAA Tournament appearances, two Elite Eight appearnaces, and one College Cup semifinal appearnace in their career at Providence.
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