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College standouts honored with Philly Soccer 6 awards

Philadelphia Union Academy grad Zach Zandi named player of the year

Matt Ralph

West Chester native Zach Zandi was named player of the year in the Philly Soccer 6 at a banquet held Wednesday night.

The Philadelphia Union Academy grad and star Villanova midfielder was one of four Wildcats on the All-Star Team, which included two from Temple (Divin Fula Luzolo and Mark Grasela), two from Penn (Joe Swenson and Sam Wancowicz) and one each from Drexel (Sebastien Cabral), La Salle (Matt Robinson) and Saint Joseph’s (Matt Crawford).

Union Academy grad Shane Bradley (Havertown, Pa.) also made the All-Star team.

Outgoing Temple head coach received the Coach of the Year honor while Owls freshman Alan Comacho Soto, a Vancouver Whitecaps academy alum, was named Rookie of the Year and Penn defender Casey Barone was the Academic Player of the Year.

The full list of award recipients is below.

All-Star Team
Andreas Bartosinski, Sr., M, Villanova
Shane Bradley, So., D, Villanova
Sebastien Cabral, Jr, F, Drexel
Matt Crawford, Sr., M, Saint Joseph’s
Divin Fula Luzolo, Sr., M, Temple
Mark Grasela, Sr., D, Temple
Matt Robinson, Sr., M, La Salle
Joe Swenson, Sr., M, Penn
Sam Wancowicz, Sr., D, Penn
Zach Zandi, Jr, M, Villanova
Will Steiner, Sr., GK, Villanova

Chris Jones Player of the Year
Zach Zandi, Jr., M, Villanova

William “Bill” Wilkinson Freshman of the Year
Alan Camacho Soto, F, Temple

Bill Harris Coach of the Year
David MacWilliams, Temple

John McAdams Academic Player of the Year
Casey Barone, So., D, Penn

Goals Leader
Joe Swenson, Sr., M, Penn, 7 Goals
Matt Robinson, Sr., M, La Salle, 7 Goals

Assists Leader
Matt Robinson, Sr., M, La Salle, 5 Assists

Points Leader
Matt Robinson, Sr., M, La Salle, 19 Points

Goals Against Average Leader
Mark Tobin, Fr., La Salle, 1.23 GAA

All-Rookie Team
Ritchie Barry, M, Saint Joseph’s
Neil Boyal, M, Drexel
Alan Camacho Soto, F, Temple
Yusuf Cuceoglu, M, Villanova
Alvin Dahn, M, Saint Joseph’s
Jake Kohlbrenner, F, Penn
Soji Olatoye, F, La Salle
Theo Quartey, M, Villanova
Darri Sigthorsson, D, Temple
Mark Tobin, GK, La Salle
Alex Touche, D, Penn