Men's Soccer Standout Vinny Papageorgiou Named Third-Team All-American by Daktronics
Second-straight year Papageorgiou was named a Third-Team All-American by Daktronics
RINDGE, N.H. (December 6, 2011) -- Franklin Pierce University men's soccer standout Vinny Papageorgiou (Wilmington, Mass.) was recently named a Third-Team All-American by Daktronics, marking the second-straight year he was recognized in that capacity by the organization.
Papageorgiou had a stellar 2011 season for Franklin Pierce as the senior goalkeeper posted a 21-1-1 record, a 0.51 goals against average and an .848 save percentage. He ranked third nationally in goals against average and eighth in save percentage.
Papageorgiou also recorded 13 shutouts on the season, including posting three in the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament and a pair in the NCAA Division II Championship. His three shutouts in the NE-10 tournament helped the Ravens capture their second-straight conference title. He recorded a shutout victory in Franklin Pierce's NCAA quarterfinal showdown with Southern New Hampshire on Nov. 19, which helped propel the Ravens to the fourth NCAA Division II Final Four appearance in program history. Papageorgiou stopped at least five shots in seven matches this season.
The All-America honor is the latest in a long line of awards for Papageorgiou this season, both on the field and in the classroom. In late October he was named the NE-10 Goalkeeper of the Year, while also earning a spot on the All-NE-10 First-Team. In November he was named to the Daktronics All-East Region First-Team and gained a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-District I First-Team.
Franklin Pierce had a historic season in 2011 as the Ravens went 21-1-1, which set a new program record for most wins in a single season. The Ravens also produced the first unbeaten regular season in program history as they recorded a 16-0-1 mark.
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