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Ancil FarrierAncil Farrier (Los Bajos, Trinidad) was named 2008 Northeast-10 Co-Defensive Player of the Year and selected to the All-Conference First Team for his performances this season. Teammates, Sean O’Brien (Guilford, Conn.) and Vinicius Da Silva (New York, N.Y.) earned All-Conference Second Team honors, and Paul Templeton (Saltcoats, Scotland) was named to the All-Conference Third Team. In addition, in his first season as an Owl, Daniel Goldberg (Williston Park, N.Y.) was selected to the All-Conference Rookie Team.

Farrier helped lead the Owls to seven defensive shutouts this season and has limited opponents to a 1.04 goals per game average. Furthermore, he is currently second on the team in goals (3) and assists (2), giving him eight total points on the season. This is his third straight season earning All-Conference First Team honors and is a well-deserving candidate of Co-Defensive Player of the Year.

O’Brien has participated in 60 games for the Owls during his career here at SCSU. A team captain and defensive force, O’Brien has been a major part of 31 victories over these past three seasons. This is his second straight season earning All-Conference Second Team honors.

DaSilva is a key member of the Owls’ defensive unit and has the ability to join the offensive attack as well. Also a team captain, he has provided great leadership for this young team, a prepared them for seasons to come. This is DaSilva’s first selection to Northeast-10 All-Conference honors.

In his first season with the Owls, Templeton finished with seven goals and three assists, leading the team with 17 total points. He was named to the Northeast-10 Weekly Honor Roll four times this season and his seven goals placed him in the top 10 in the league. Templeton was a great offensive threat to all NE-10 members and will be certain to improve on his stats for years to come.

Goldberg developed into a valuable asset for the team in just his first season as an Owl. He is a creative midfielder that can generate offense from the wing, and has the ability to get back and play tough defense as well. He had two goals this season, earning him a spot on the Northeast-10 All-Rookie Team.

The Owls will look to prolong the 2008 season in the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament, when they travel to Rindge, N.H. to face the No. 3 seeded Franklin Pierce Ravens. Game time is set for 4 p.m. on Nov. 2.