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Greg Ranjitsingh in action against Florida Gulf Coast University on October 17, 2013.
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The Mercer men's soccer team pulled in the Southern Conference Coach, Goalkeeper and Freshman of the Year awards and placed five players on the all-conference teams and five on the all-freshman team, as announced by the league on Tuesday.

Head Coach Brad Ruzzo was named Coach of the Year, while Greg Ranjitsingh was selected as Goalkeeper of the Year and Will Bagrou tallied Freshman of the Year honors.

The Bears led the pack with 10 players selected overall and four named to the first team.

This is Ruzzo's second Coach of the Year honor in three years; he was named the Atlantic Sun Coach of the year in 2012.

Bagrou led the conference in total points (27) and total goals (11), while ranking second in total assists (5). He also is No. 8 in the nation in total points and No. 9 in total goals.

Ranjitsingh has made 90 saves and allowed just 19 goals for a .826 save percentage and a 0.98 goals-against average. He ranks first in the conference in save percentage and second in GAA, and also recorded a league-leading nine shutouts this season.

Bagrou and Ranjitsingh were joined on the All-Conference First Team by Jordan Duru and Ashani Samuels, while Ian Antley was named to the All-Conference Second Team.

Duru scored three goals and added three assists for six points on the season, and Antley added a goal and an assist of his own. Samuels notched a goal and an assist, while anchoring a back line that recorded nine shutouts.

Bagrou, Airrion Blackston, Carson Brooks, Thomas Glenn and Trenton Whitely were named to the All-Freshman team.

The Bears tallied a 13-6 record in the regular season, setting a new program record for single-season wins. Mercer also won the SoCon regular season title in its first year in the league.