Three Men's Soccer Players Named To America East All-Rookie Team
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Three University at Albany men's soccer student-athletes garnered All-Rookie Team honors in the America East Conference, on Thursday, Nov. 1. The trio of Great Danes honored were midfielders Anthony Rozzano, Philip Persson, and sophomore goalkeeper Tim Allen.
Rozzano, a Webster, N.Y. native, currently leads UAlbany in points (8) and assists (4) this season. His four assists are tied-for eighth in the America East and first among freshmen. The freshman midfielder recorded his first goal and assists versus Towson earlier this season.
The Brisbane, Australia native, Allen leads all America East goalkeepers in saves with 91. The sophomore goalkeeper, who is in his first collegiate season between the pipes, recorded two shutouts this season. His first career shutout was against non-conference foe Yale. Allen's second shutout came in the season finale against Hartford to lock up one of the final spots in the conference tournament.
Persson, a Norrkoping, Sweden native, has been a crucial part of the Great Dane overall success. All six points (2 goals; 2 assists) the freshman midfielder tallied this season were in the three conference wins UAlbany recorded this season. His first career goal was the equalizing goal against UMBC earlier this season.
Christoffer Nisser was the lone Great Dane named to the America East All-Academic squad. Nisser, who has started in all 17 matches on the backline, accrued a 3.84 GPA in business administration. The junior defender has tallied two assists this season.
UAlbany hosts New Hampshire in the America East Conference Quarterfinal on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Christian Plumeri Sports Complex. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. For all students/fans who are looking for transportation to the match, there is a bus that will be departing Collins Circle at 5:15 p.m.