CENTERVILLE, Mass. – The Salisbury University men's soccer team continued their post-season accolades, as four players were honored with Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III South Men's Soccer All-Star teams, the organization announced Friday.
East earns his first-team accolade after leading the Sea Gulls in goals this season with a team-leading eight goals, half being game winners. The forward added three assists for 19 points in 21 contests. The Salisbury, Md., native also earned All-CAC first team, while claiming conference Offensive Player of the Week on October 14.
Becker added another post-season accolade to his list this season after receiving NSCAA All-Region second-team honors and claiming All-CAC first team. The junior defenseman started in all 22 games for the Sea Gulls, helping Salisbury to an outstanding season in the backfield. SU only allowed 11 goals for the season, ranking them sixth in the country in team goals-against average with 0.49. The Gulls also tallied 15 blank sheets through their 22 matches to rank second in the nation in shutout percentage (0.68).
Like Becker, Cornish collected his third post-season accolade after receiving NSCAA All-Region second-team honors and first-team All-CAC. The senior competed in 18 matches this season, scoring three goals and adding an assist for seven points. The Salisbury, Md., native was shifted from defense to midfield at the start of the season where he contributed with his speed and 6-foot-4 height to help control to center field for the Sea Gulls. Cornish concludes his career with Salisbury playing in 69 contests accumulating 13 points.
Poorman came in a close second place to East with seven goals for 14 points in his 2013 campaign. The junior captain conducted the center field for the Sea Gulls, starting in all 22 matches. The Stroudsburg, Pa., native tallied four game winners this season with his late-game score against Frostburg State University in the conference semifinals to break the 0-0 tie being the most memorable. Poorman collected All-CAC first-team honors, as well.
Salisbury concluded the season with an overall record of 18-4, going 8-0 in the Capital Athletic Conference and reaching the conference championship. Salisbury extended its season to the second round of the NCAA tournament, falling to the eventual national champion Messiah College, 3-0.