Senior midfielder Serge Gamwanya pushes the ball up the field in a game vs. NJIT in 2017. Stony Brook took home 11 America East regular season honors. ANNA CORREA/STATESMAN FILE

The Stony Brook men’s soccer team took home 11 America East All-Conference awards after completing a successful regular season. The awards, which were announced on Friday, Nov. 2, were given to the staff and six different players, including senior midfielder Martieon Watson and freshman goalkeeper Christian Miesch.

The Stony Brook coaching staff was rewarded America East Coaching Staff of the Year honors for their efforts. With head coach Ryan Anatol at the helm, the staff led the Seawolves to its second America East Regular Season Title in three years with only one conference game loss.

Watson and Miesch were the only two players in the America East Conference to earn three individual awards. Watson was named to the America East First Team, won America East Midfielder of the Year and also made the All-Academic team. Watson earned these awards by starting in every contest this season, scoring twice with seven assists. Watson’s best game was against Binghamton where he scored a season-high three points and dished out an assist in the 2-1 victory.

Miesch, the freshman from Switzerland, was chosen as the America East Rookie of the Year, along with being named to the America East Second Team and the All-Rookie Team. He started at goalie for all but one of Stony Brook’s games and had four shutouts. Miesch’s best game was against New Hampshire, where he made nine saves in Stony Brook’s 1-0 victory and was named America East Defensive Player of the Week. Miesch was also the only freshman to be named to the America East Second Team.


Senior midfielder Serge Gamwanya and junior striker Jarred Dass were both named to the America East First Team. Gamwanya won America Player of the Week three times, scored six goals and had three assists. His best game happened against St. John’s when he scored a season-high two goals in a comeback victory. Gamwanya previously won a first team selection in 2016.

Dass also had six goals and three assists on the season to secure his first America East First Team selection.

The two other Seawolves who won conference awards were junior defenseman Gustavo Fernandes and freshman midfielder/striker Jack Valderrabano. Fernandes scored four goals and led the Seawolves defense that only let up 18 goals all year. Valderrabano was selected to the America East All-Rookie Team. Valderrabano’s one goal all year was a game-winner against New Hampshire.

As the No. 1 seed in the America East Tournament, the Seawolves next game will be at home against No. 5 ranked UMBC on Wednesday, Nov. 7.


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