JERSEY CITY, NJ – Saint Peter's men's soccer senior, Luke Fairlamb (Northampton, England/Unity College) has been named to the All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) First team; while nine student-athletes were named to the MAAC All-Academic team, announced by the league tonight at its annual Men's Soccer Awards Banquet.
"Luke has had a very good season," noted head coach Julian Richens. "He has been fantastic for us on the field in all of his four years here at Saint Peter's. He is very dedicated to improving his game and we are looking forward to seeing him play at the next level."
Fairlamb, a 5-10 midfielder, recorded a team-best 21 points this season, becoming the first player to surpass 20 points in a season in 10 years, with Juan Gaviria being the last to do so in 2006 when he scored 33 points. Fairlamb's point total ranked second in the MAAC at the end of the regular season, and his 1.31 points per game average was also second amongst his MAAC peers. He scored seven goals and kicked out seven assists, which both ranked fourth in the conference, while his assists per game average ranked third in the league and his goals per game average ranked fourth. Fairlamb appeared and started in 17 games this season, scoring at least one point in 10 of the matches. Of the 10 matches that he scored points in, seven of them were multi-point games including tying a career-best, five points in the season finale against Rider on November 2 (also scored five points on September 27, 2014 against George Washington).
Fairlamb finished his Saint Peter's career with 53 total points, 16 goals, and 21 assists. He was also a member of the All-MAAC second teams in 2014 and 2015.
Nine total student-athletes earned spots on the MAAC All-Academic team, which was tied for fourth amongst MAAC schools. The nine athletes included; Gabrielle Bandelli, Christopher Delapenha, Jack Fisher, Davis Hocking, Ricardo Llanos, Brandon Pereira, Chris Rodrigues, Scott Rogers, and Chris Stragapede.
"We are very proud to have nine players on the All-Academic team," added Richens. "It's a testament to their work ethic and character both on the field and in the classroom. It embodies the student-athlete model we continue to develop at Saint Peter's."
A total of 96 student-athletes made the 2016 MAAC Men's Soccer All-Academic Team. To be eligible for the MAAC All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must complete two semesters at their institution and hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a 4.0 scale.
The Saint Peter's men's soccer team finished the 2016 season with an overall mark of 3-13-2 and a 2-8 MAAC record.