Adler, Gressel and Towler Receive BIG EAST Men's Soccer Accolades

    Julian Gressel was named to the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team and to the All-BIG EAST Second Team.

    Julian Gressel was named to the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team and to the All-BIG EAST Second Team.

    Nov. 14, 2013

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Juniors Brandon Adler (Montville, N.J.) and Phil Towler (Cumbria, England) and freshman Julian Gressel (Neustadt an der Aisch, Germany), members of the Providence College men's soccer team, were recognized by the BIG EAST Conference at the 2013 BIG EAST Championship banquet held at PPL Park in Philadelphia, Pa. on Thursday, Nov. 14. Gressel earned a spot on the All-BIG EAST Second Team in addition to being named to the BIG EAST All-Rookie team for his performance this season.

    Gressel tops the Friars' score sheet with 12 points on four goals and a team-high four assists. Gressel leads the team in game-winning goals (2). He tallied at least one point in seven of the Friars' 18 games, including a personal best two goal performance in the Friars' 3-2 win over Quinnipiac (Aug. 30). In addition, Gressel was named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week (Sept. 2) and earned a place on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Sept. 30).

    Adler received Honorable Mention accolades after serving as the backbone of the Friar defense. He helped the Friars to three shutout wins. For his performance in the Ocean Sate Soccer Classic, Adler was named to the All-Tournament team (Sept. 9). In addition to his defensive strengths, Adler has registered one point on the season on an assist in the Friars' 2-0 win over Boston University (Sept. 20).

    Towler also received Honorable Mention recognition for his level of play in the midfield. Towler finished the season with three points on one goal and one assist. In addition, he was named the 2013 Ocean State Classic Co-Most Outstanding Player (Sept. 9) and the Ocean State Soccer Classic All-Tournament team (Sept. 9).

    Providence returns to action on Friday, Nov. 15 when the fourth-seeded Friars will face first-seeded Georgetown in the semifinal round of the BIG EAST Tournament. The evening cap will kick-off at 6:00 p.m. and will be played in PPL Park in Philadelphia, Pa.

    2013 BIG EAST Men's Soccer Awards

    BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year
    Steve Neumann, Georgetown

    BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year
    Nick Hagglund, Xavier

    BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year
    Joey Dillon, Georgetown
    Bryan Ciesiulka, Marquette

    BIG EAST Rookie of the Year
    David Goldsmith, Butler

    BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year
    Tomas Gomez, Georgetown
    Charlie Lyon, Marquette

    BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year
    Georgetown

    All-BIG EAST First Team^
    Joey Dillon, Georgetown, M
    Tomas Gomez, Georgetown, GK
    Charlie Lyon, Marquette, GK
    Axel Sjoberg, Marquette, B
    Nick Hagglund, Xavier, B
    Tim Parker, St. John's, B
    Brandon Allen, Georgetown, F
    *Steve Neumann, Georgetown, F
    C. Nortey, Marquette, F
    Zach Steinberger, Butler, M
    Bryan Ciesiulka, Marquette, M
    Zach Barnes, Creighton, M

    All-BIG EAST Second Team
    Rafael Diaz, St. John's, GK
    Jose Ribas, Creighton, B
    Keegan Rosenberry, Georgetown, B
    Brendan Hines-Ike, Creighton, B
    David Goldsmith, Butler, F
    Timo Pitter, Creighton, F
    Julian Gressel, Providence, F
    Sean Sepe, St. John's, F
    Matt Walker, Xavier, F
    James Mulligan, St. John's, M
    Max Garcia, Seton Hall, M

    All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention
    Bruno Castro, Creighton, MF
    Louis Bennett II, Marquette, MF
    Eric Pothast, Marquette, B
    Brandon Adler, Providence, B
    Phil Towler, Providence, MF

    BIG EAST All-Rookie Team
    David Goldsmith, Butler, F
    Fabian Herbers, Creighton, M/F
    Ricardo Perez, Creighton, M
    Bakie Goodman, Georgetown, M
    *Alex Muyl, Georgetown, F/M
    Joshua Yaro, Georgetown, B
    *Louis Bennett II, Marquette, M
    Coco Navarro, Marquette, F
    Julian Gressel, Providence, F
    Samuel Geiler, Seton Hall, M
    Jalen Brown, Xavier, M

    *denotes unanimous selection ^due to a tie in voting, one member was added to the First Team

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