Wilder Arboleda Named To All-BIG EAST Men's Soccer Third Team

Wilder Arboleda led the Friars in scoring in 2012.

Nov. 8, 2012


Red shirt junior Wilder Arboleda (Pawtucket, R.I.) of the men’s soccer team was named a Third Team All-BIG EAST selection, the conference announced on Thursday evening.

Arboleda started 15 of Providence’s 16 games and led the Friars in goals (six), points (13), game-winning goals (two) and shots (39). His two game-winning goals came in overtime. On Aug. 31, he broke a 0-0 tie at Bryant when his header found the back of the net with 53 seconds to play in double overtime. For his efforts, he was named to the 2012 Ocean State Classic All-Tournament Team.

Arboleda’s other overtime game-winning goal came on Oct. 13 when he finished off Pittsburgh by completing a hat trick at 93:12 to give the Friars a 3-2 win. His impressive outing over the Panthers included three goals in just under 30 minutes of play. Arboleda added goals versus Boston University (Sept. 7) and at Columbia (Oct. 9). He also notched an assist against Holy Cross (Sept. 12). The Friars were 3-0-2 when Arboleda registered a point this season.

In three seasons with the Friars, Arboleda has played in 55 games, including 38 starts, and scored 14 goals to go with four assists for 32 points. He is the 14th Friar to earn All-BIG EAST honors (those 14 players have a combined 20 All-BIG EAST honors). With Arboleda’s honor, the Friars have seen at least one player named to the All-BIG EAST First, Second or Third Team for eight consecutive seasons.

2012 BIG EAST Men's Soccer Awards

Offensive Player of the Year
Ryan Finley, Notre Dame, Sr., F

Goalkeeper of the Year
Andre Blake, Connecticut, So., GK

Defensive Player of the Year
Andrew Farrell, Louisville, Jr., D

Midfielder of the Year
Carlos Alvarez, Connecticut, Sr., MF

Rookie of the Year
Brandon Allen, Georgetown, Fr., F



Coaching Staff of the Year

Team Fair Play Award
Notre Dame

All-BIG EAST First Team^
Carlos Alvarez, Connecticut, Sr., MF
Andrew Blake, Connecticut, So., GK
Mamadou Diouf, Connecticut, Jr., F
Jossimar Sanchez, Connecticut, Sr., D
Antonio Aguilar, DePaul, Sr., F
Ian Christianson, Georgetown, Sr., MF
Steve Neumann, Georgetown, Jr., F
Paolo DelPiccolo, Louisville, Sr., MF
*Andrew Farrell, Louisville, Jr., D
*Ryan Finley, Notre Dame, Sr., F
Dillon Powers, Notre Dame, Sr., MF
Rafael Diaz, St. John’s, R-Jr., GK
Jack Bennett, St. John’s, Sr., D

All-BIG EAST Second Team^
Brandon Allen, Georgetown, Fr., F
Tomas Gomez, Georgetown, So., GK
Jimmy Nealis, Georgetown, Sr., D
Will Vitalis, Louisville, R-So., F
Bryan Ciesiulka, Marquette, Jr., MF
Andy Huftalin, Marquette, Sr., F
Axel Sjoberg, Marquette, R-Fr., D
Mael Corboz, Rutgers, Fr., MF
Kene Eze, Rutgers, Jr., F
Tim Parker, St. John’s, So., D
James Thomas, St. John’s, Jr., MF
Kyle Soroka, Villanova, Sr., F

All-BIG EAST Third Team
Stephane Diop, Connecticut, Sr., MF
Tommy Muller, Georgetown, Sr., D
Greg Cochrane, Louisville, Sr., MF
Dylan Mares, Louisville, R-So., F
Nick Besler, Notre Dame, So., MF
Harrison Shipp, Notre Dame, Jr., F
Grant Van DeCasteele, Notre Dame, Sr., D
Wilder Arboleda, Providence, R-Jr., MF
Jordan Murrell, Syracuse, So., D
Jordan Vale, Syracuse, Fr., MF
Oscar Umar, Villanova, So., MF

All-BIG EAST Rookie Team^
Richardo Israel, Cincinnati, D
Adria Beso, Connecticut, MF
Brandon Allen, Georgetown, F
Marlon Hairston, Louisville, MF
John Pothast, Marquette, D
Axel Sjoberg, Marquette, D
Patrick Hodan, Notre Dame, MF
Max Lachowecki, Notre Dame, D
Mael Corboz, Rutgers, MF
Mitchell Taintor, Rutgers, D
Alex Bono, Syracuse, GK
Jordan Vale, Syracuse, MF
Sean Sheridan, Villanova, D

^Extra members due to ties in voting
*unanimous selection

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