DANBURY, Conn. – Three University of Connecticut men’s soccer players have been honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), as announced by the organization this week. Seniors Adria Beso Marco (Lleida, Spain) and Sergio Campbell (Clarendon, Jamaica) and sophomore Cyle Larin (Brampton, Ontario) each added another postseason accolade to their resumes, as they were all named to the ECAC All-Star Second Team on Wednesday.
Beso Marco and Campbell, the team captains for the 2014 UConn team, both garnered Second Team honors after leading a Husky squad that finished the season unbeaten in 10 of its last 11 matches. Beso Marco tallied a career-high three goals in his senior year, ending the season fourth on the team in points (8). He was tabbed as the American Athletic Conference Midfielder of the Year for the second straight season, and he scored his first career game-winner in UConn’s 1-0 overtime win over Yale on Oct. 28.
Campbell, who earned League Defensive Player of the Year honors, led a Connecticut defense that finished first in the conference in goals conceded (3) and shutout percentage (0.47). The Huskies allowed just one goal throughout their last five games of the season, and Campbell notched his second-ever career point against Temple back on Oct. 22.
Larin earned a spot on the ECAC All-Star Second Team after leading the Huskies in goals (9) and points (21) for the second straight year in his sophomore season. The Brampton, Ontario native ranked first in the conference in game-winning goals (3) and points per game (1.31), and his 0.56 goals per game qualified as the 21st-best mark among Division I players this fall. He scored a goal in each of UConn’s first four matches of the year, and he was one of five Huskies to register a goal in Connecticut’s 5-0 conference quarterfinal win over Temple (Nov. 8).
All three Huskies earned First Team All-Conference honors as well as NSCAA All-East Region accolades this year for a UConn team that earned its 13th-ever conference regular season title in 2014 under head coach Ray Reid. Connecticut has captured nine regular season conference championships under Reid, who tallied his 400th career victory this past year.