November 1, 2012

MURPHY, SILVA AND BUCHANAN EARN ALL-NORTHEAST-10 CONFERENCE HONORS

South Easton, Mass. – Three members of the Le Moyne College men's soccer team have received Northeast-10 Conference All-Conference honors, as voted upon by the conference's head coaches and released by the conference office on Thursday morning.

Junior goalkeeper Matthew Silva (Brampton, Ontario/St. Augustine) and sophomore forward Casey Murphy (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) were selected to the second team, while senior back Bob Buchanan (Ballston Lake, N.Y./Shenendehowa) was tabbed to the third team.

Silva, an all-conference honoree for the third straight year after being named to the second team last year and to the third team and all-rookie team as a freshman, played every second between the pipes for the Dolphins for the second straight year (1600:54). The 2010 Northeast-10 Rookie of the Year, Silva led the conference with 84 saves and ranks fifth in shutouts with three. One of only three goalkeepers in the conference to play all of their team's minutes, Silva posted a 1.80 goals against average and a .724 save percentage. Over Le Moyne's four-game unbeaten streak from October 13-23 (3-0-1), Silva posted a 0.69 goals against average and recorded an .864 save percentage in making 19 saves, while registering a shutout against New Haven.

Murphy, a member of the all-rookie team last year, led the team in scoring with 10 goals and two assists for 22 points as a starter in 16 of 17 games played. Murphy, who tallied all 10 of his goals in conference action, ranks fourth in the conference in goals scored in all games and tied for first in goals scored in conference play. His 22 points are fifth overall, while his 21 conference points were the second most. Murphy, who scored the game-winning goal in victories over Southern Connecticut State and New Haven, registered a point in 11 of Le Moyne's 17 games, including 10 of the team's 13 conference games.

Buchanan, honored by the conference for the first time in his career, was one of only two field players to start all 17 games for the Dolphins. Buchanan, who registered four defensive saves on the year, recorded his second career point on October 3rd against Saint Rose as he assisted on Le Moyne's second goal in a 2-0 victory.

Le Moyne finished the year with a record of 7-9-1 and earned a berth in the Northeast-10 Conference Men's Soccer Championship for the 12th straight year, the second-longest streak in the conference.

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