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Aaron Campos, Matthew Carino and Chauncey Allers Honored By LEC

Aaron Campos, Matthew Carino and Chauncey Allers Honored By LEC

PAWTUCKET, RI - Western Connecticut State University placed three student-athletes on the 2018 Little East Conference Men's Tennis All-Conference Team, which was announced on Thursday.

Sophomore Aaron Campos (Ridgefield, CT) was named to the First-Team Singles list of six athletes and teamed with first-year player Chauncey Allers (Wilton, CT) as the top doubles honorees.  Matthew Cariono (Sandy Hook, CT) was a Second-Team honoree in singles action.

Campos went 4-1 in LEC action as the Colonials' top-flight singles performer.  He and Allers, this past fall's LEC Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Year, went 6-1 together and were a perfect 4-0 in conference matches.  They went 5-0 as the top-flight pairs duo and 1-1 in the second-flight spot.

Carino was 10-2 overall in singles' play this spring and went 5-0 against LEC opponents.

WestConn finished with a 5-7 overall record, were 3-2 in the league and appeared in the post-season tournament in early May.

 

official release from Darryl Konicki - LEC Assistant Commissioner

PAWTUCKET, R.I. – The 2018 Little East Conference (LEC) Men's Tennis All-Conference teams and major awards were announced Thursday morning following a vote of the league's head coaches. Salem State freshman Andrew Muttiah (Westwood, Mass.) was named the LEC Player and Rookie of the Year, while Vikings' head coach Tim Stonecipher was named LEC Coach of the Year.

Muttiah went undefeated (5-0) in LEC play at No. 1 singles during the regular season and was 4-1 at No. 1 singles alongside senior John Didonato (Newbury, Mass.). For the season, Muttiah is 12-4 in singles play and 11-5 in doubles, and was additionally named a First-Team All-LEC selection in singles and doubles play.  He is the first Salem State player to be named LEC Player or Rookie of the Year.

Stonecipher was named LEC Coach of the Year after guiding Salem State to an 11-4 overall record and a share of the LEC regular season title with a 5-1 league record. The Vikings then went 2-0 in the conference tournament to claim their second LEC championship. He is the second Salem State head coach to be named LEC Coach of the Year, the first being Joe Gallo in 2015.

 

2018 LEC Men's Tennis All-Conference Team

       
 

Name

Class

Institution

Player of the Year

Andrew Muttiah

Fr,

Salem State

Rookie of the Year

Andrew Muttiah

Fr,

Salem State

Coach of the Year

Tim Stonecipher

 

Salem State

       

First Team All -Conference

 

Name

Class

Institution

Singles

Austin DeLasse

Sr.

UMass Boston

Singles

Andrew Muttiah

Fr.

Salem State

Singles

Miguel Beltran

Fr.

UMass Boston

Singles

Aaron Campos

So.

Western Connecticut

Singles

Cam Chadwick

Fr.

Rhode Island College

Singles

Anthony Joseph

Jr.

UMass Dartmouth

Doubles

Patrick Pacheco / Eli Brooks

Gr./Fr.

UMass Dartmouth

Doubles

John Didonato /Andrew Muttiah

Sr./Fr.

Salem State

Doubles

Miguel Beltran/Onkgopotse Mokoka

Fr./So.

UMass Boston

       

Second Team All -Conference

 

Name

Class

Institution

Singles

Matthew Carino

Fr.

Western Connecticut

Singles

Chen Chen

Jr.

Salem State

Singles

Brett Taggart 

Sr.

Rhode Island College

Singles

Eli Brooks

Fr.

UMass Dartmouth

Singles

Josh Bhasin

Jr.

UMass Boston

Singles

Roni Bazile

Fr.

Salem State

Doubles

Chauncey Allers / Aaron Campos

Jr./So.

Western Connecticut

Doubles

Brett Taggart / Alex Bourque

Sr./Fr.

Rhode Island College

Doubles

Cam Chadwick / Chandler Scott

Fr./Jr.

Rhode Island College