TOWSON, Md. – It was a clean sweep for Drew's men's soccer team as the Rangers took home the four individual awards, and for the first time in conference men's soccer history, a pair of brothers were honored. Sophomore Aidan Cserhat was named the Offensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year, while teammate and older brother Niko Cserhat was chosen as the Defensive Player of the Year. Drew Head Coach Lenny Armuth and his staff were honored with the Coaching Staff of the Year.
In his first year in intercollegiate competition, Aidan had a breakout season for the Rangers. He scored 20 of the Rangers 71 goals this season. The 71 goals is a new conference record, surpassing the 2008 U.S. Merchant Marine Academy's 62 goals in 2009. The sophomore scored 18 goals and had five assists for 41 points during the regular season. He added two more goals in the Landmark Championship game, bringing his total on the year to 20 goals and 45 points. His 20 goals set a new single-season record, which was previously held by former Drew men's soccer player Greg Zizik in 2008 with 16. His 45 points are also a new single-season record, also held by Zizik who totaled 41.
Niko helped the Ranger defense set multiple conference records in 2017. The junior anchored the backline that allowed 12 goals in 19 games this season, tying the 2011 Drew team in the conference record books. More impressively, Cserhat helped the Ranger defense to allow just one goal in Landmark matches, a new conference record. The previous record was two goals, held by the 2009 Drew and 2010 USMMA teams. Finally, the junior was a big part of the Ranger defense that had a conference goals against average of 0.14, a new conference record.
Aidan was joined by teammate and 2016 Rookie of the Year Andy Imoh, and Elizabethtown's Gilbert Waso, the 2015 and 2016 Offensive Player of the Year as the First Team forwards. Imoh and Waso both earned back-to-back First Team accolades. Waso tallied 11 goals and three assists for 25 points while Imoh scored 10 goals and had nine assists for 29 points this season.
Four of the five midfielders are a first-time First Team selection, with only Moravian's Connor Phillips being a repeat selection. Joining Phillips are Catholic's Matthew Holtschneider, Drew's Eduardo Martinez and Max Correa, and Scott Hess from Elizabethtown.
Two familiar names join Niko Cserhat on the First Team defenders. The 2016 Defensive Player of the Year Sam Feehrer and Moravian's Akinori Millenthiel are once again honored on the First Team. Millenthiel helped the Greyhound defense post a 0.95 goals against average while Feehrer led the Blue Jays backline to a 1.27 goals against average.
Drew's Jason Adamo was voted First Team All-Landmark goalkeeper. Adamo made 61 saves this season, with 10 shutouts, including six in conference play. His six shutouts set a new record in Landmark only games, previously set by USMMA's Gary Poulin in 2010 with five.
In his 23rd season at the helm of Drew, head coach Lenny Armuth and his staff guided the Rangers to a record breaking unbeaten streak of 19 games. The record was previously set by the 2009 USMMA team, who went unbeaten in 14 straight games. The Rangers also tied the consecutive wins streak with 16 games. This is his ninth Coach of the Year honors, as he received the award seven times while the Rangers were a member of the Freedom Conference.
Player of the Year
Player of the Year
|Rookie of the Year||Coach of the Year|
The 2017 Landmark Men's Soccer All-Conference Teams:
|First Team||Second Team|
|Aidan Cserhat||Drew||So.||Taos, N.M.||Brian Galfond||Catholic||Jr.||Gaithersburg, Md.|
|Andy Imoh &||Drew||So.||Sugarland, Texas||Brandon Cohen||Goucher||So.||Redondo Beach, Calif.|
|Gilbert Waso &*||Elizabethtown||Jr.||Elizabethtown, Pa.||Connor Casey||Scranton||Sr.||Hatfield, Pa.|
|Matthew Holtschneider||Catholic||Sr.||Kingsville, Md.||Nelson Zimmerman||Catholic||Fr.||Durham, N.C.|
|Eduardo Martinez||Drew||Sr.||McLean, Va.||Aaron Rathsam *||Elizabethtown||Sr.||Lancaster, Pa.|
|Max Correa||Drew||Jr.||Belleville, N.J.||Drew Phillips||Goucher||Sr.||Hoosick Falls, N.Y.|
|Scott Hess||Elizabethtown||Sr.||Hanover, Pa.||Maxfield Reed||Susquehanna||Jr.||Lewisburg, Pa.|
|Connor Phillips &||Moravian||Sr.||Brodheadsville, Pa.|
|Mike Narzikul||Catholic||So.||Media, Pa.||Ryan Kennedy||Catholic||So.||Leonardtown, Md.|
|Niko Cserhat||Drew||Jr.||Taos, N.M.||Scott Mt. Pleasant||Goucher||Sr.||Clifton Park, N.Y.|
|Sam Feehrer &||Elizabethtown||Sr.||Reading, Pa.||Michael Donnelly||Scranton||Jr.||Mahopac, N.Y.|
|Akinori Mollenthiel &||Moravian||Jr.||East Stroudsburg, Pa.||Scott Misson||Susquehanna||Fr.||Belford, N.J.|
|Jason Adamo||Drew||So.||Roxbury, N.J.||Zachery Tashjy||Catholic||Sr.||Manasquan, N.J.|
|Bryan Yaskowski||Moravian||Sr.||Hillsborough, N.J.|
&2016 First Team All-Landmark
* 2015 First Team All-Landmark
^ 2014 First Team All-Landmark