Men’s Soccer Hosts Annual Season-Ending Banquet

Jan. 22, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Providence College men’s soccer team hosted its annual season-ending banquet on Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. Seniors Mark Jecewiz (Smithtown, N.Y.), Brian Kennedy (Upland, Calif.), Dominik Machado (Attleboro, Mass.), Brendan Reardon (Nesconset, N.Y.), Ben Seguljic (Rye Brook, N.Y.), Mac Steeves (Needham, Mass.) and Chase Townsend (Attleboro, Mass.) were recognized for their contributions to the program.

The team’s annual award winners were also announced. Mac Steeves earned the Karl Anderson Most Valuable Offensive Player award, while goalkeeper Colin Miller (Bel Air, Md.) received the Martin Hayes Defensive MVP award. Joao Serrano (Evora, Portugal) was tabbed the David Kreinsen Unsung Hero and Dom Machado was awarded the John Murphy Team Award.

Additionally, Markus Jacobsen (Oslo, Norway) was recognized with the Bill Doyle Academic Achievement Award. To round out the awards, senior Mark Jecewiz took home the Fr. Folsey Champion of Character Award.

The Friars finished the 2017 season with a 5-8-5 record, including a 2-3-5 mark in BIG EAST play. The team reached the BIG EAST quarterfinal, but fell to Xavier by a score of 3-0. It was the fifth-consecutive season that Providence qualified for the BIG EAST Postseason Tournament.

Providence put together a seven-game unbeaten streak to conclude the regular season. The team complied a 3-0-4 record from Oct. 7 to Nov. 1. The playoff push featured three shutouts, including one at then-No. 10 Georgetown.

Following the season, Mac Steeves and Matt DePerro (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) received All-BIG EAST honors. Steeves made the All-BIG EAST First Team, while DePerro was named to the BIG EAST All-Freshman team. Steeves also received United Soccer Coaches All-Great Lakes Region Third Team and All-ECAC Honorable Mention honors.

2017 Men’s Soccer Honors and Awards
Matt DePerro
- BIG EAST All-Freshman Team

Danny Griffin
- New England Soccer Journal Top-10 Players List (Ranked sixth- 8/22/17)
- New England Soccer Journal Midseason Best XI

Mark Jecewiz
- Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team
- Senior CLASS Award Candidate

Brian Kennedy
- BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week: 10/16/17

Colin Miller
- BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week: 10/30/17
- BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week: 11/2/17

Joao Serrano
- BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll: 8/28/17, 10/16/17

Mac Steeves
- United Soccer Coaches All-Great Lakes Region Third Team
- All-BIG EAST First Team
- All-ECAC Honorable Mention
- Preseason BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year
- Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team
- BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll: 9/4/17, 9/11/17
- New England Soccer Journal Midseason Best XI

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