Three Nor’easters from this summers triumphant Mid-Atlantic Division winning team have led their respective University teams to the quarter finals of the biggest and most prestigious tournament in college soccer.
Syracuse senior defender Nick Bibbs has played in 19 of 20 games this season as he led the Orange Men to a 14-6 overall record. Syracuse defeated Cornell 1-0 and number 14 seed VCU 3-2 in one of the most exciting games of the season. Bibbs, formerly of the Lower Merion soccer team that went to the Super Y-League Finals, was also an integral part of the Nor’easters drive to the Mid-Atlantic
Championship this summer playing 15 games and even getting himself a goal along the way.
Syracuse will play number 3 seed Georgetown at 1pm Sunday November 25th
Sophomore goalkeeper Tyler Miller has played in all 22 games for Northwestern this Fall with over 2,000 minutes of playing time. 52 saves and 10 shut outs made him the obvious choice for the number 1 jersey on the First Team All Big 10 Team and was named to the Big 10 Players To Watch list. Northwestern beat both Western Illinois and number 7 seed Marquette 1-0 to secure they position in the Sweet Sixteen. Miller, a Woodbury, NJ native, played 3 games for the Nor’easters as he was away with the ODP Region 1 US team in Germany at the start of the season.
Northwestern will play number 10 seed Louisville at 7pm Sunday November 25th.
Defender Jason Wells, the redshirt senior from Montclair, NJ, has started every one of the Fairleigh Dickinson University Knights 21 games this season as he led the march to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. An overall 11-5-6 record saw them into the NCAA Tournament where they beat St. John’s (NY) 1-0 and then number 8 seed St. Louis 2-1 to progress. Wells found himself behind the awesome partnership Nick Bibbs and Tapiwa Machingauta fighting for a central defender position but he made 4 appearances towards the end of the season and played a crucial part in the Nor’easters success.
FDU will play number 9 seed North Carolina at 5pm Sunday November 25th.
The Ocean City Nor’easters, supporters and friends will be cheering on the boys on Sunday November 25th and wish them all the luck in their games.
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