MASI VOTED ONTO SECOND TEAM, BERGQVIST PLACED ON THIRD TEAM
KINGSTON, R.I. -- After a record-setting season as one of the top goalies in the country, University of New Hampshire junior goalkeeper Brian Levey (Pittsburgh, Pa.) has been named First Team All-New England by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
Senior midfielder Eric Masi (York, Maine) was voted Second Team All-New England for the second consecutive season, while sophomore defender John Bergqvist (Hollviken, Sweden) earned a spot on the All-New England Third Team.
Levey, the 2005 America East Goalkeeper of the Year, played every second of every match for the Wildcats, leading them to a 9-5-3 overall record. He set new school records for most shutouts in a season (ten) and lowest goals against average in a season (0.57). Levey, also a First Team All-America East honoree, has 17 career shutouts, just four behind the UNH career record of 21 set by Steve Baccari from 1992 to 1995.
Closing out a stellar career at New Hampshire, Masi led the Wildcats with six goals, including four game-winning goals and two penalty kick goals, and 14 total points. A two-time All-America East honoree, Masi finished his four-year career tied for 21st on UNH's all-time points list with 29 career points. He scored both goals against regional rival Massachusetts and closed out his collegiate career by scoring the game-winning goal in the season finale against Hartford.
Bergqvist made a significant impact on the UNH backline in his first collegiate season, helping the Wildcats set a new school record for lowest team goals against average (0.57). A Second Team All-America East and America East All-Rookie Team selection, Bergqvist was part of a UNH defense that is fourth in Division I in goals against average and eighth in shutout percentage (.590).
New Hampshire earned a 7-1-1 non-conference record in 2005, including victories over Furman, Coastal Carolina, Massachusetts, and Northeastern. In 2006, 17 letterwinners could return for the Wildcats, including Levey and Bergqvist.