— The Frostburg State men’s soccer program announced its award winners for the 2006 season, as voted on by the players, Monday afternoon.
Senior Steve Zoutman (Chester, N.Y./Goshen) took home two awards, being named Team and Defensive Most Valuable Player. Zoutman, a second-team Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference selection this season, was a mainstay in the Bobcat defense the last three seasons. For his career, Zoutman appeared in 76 games, with 67 of them being starts. This season, he recorded two assists from his center-back position and he finishes his career with five goals and five assists.
“In a season where we had numerous injuries, Steve was the most consistent defender this year,” said head coach Keith Byrnes. “He was called upon to be a leader this year and anchor the Bobcat defense. During his tenure, Steve has been extremely reliable, playing in every game except one for us.”
Junior Kenny Dotter (Baltimore, Md./Sparrows Point) was named FSU’s Offensive Most Valuable Player. He was a Second-Team All-AMCC honoree this season, after putting up career numbers for the Bobcats. Dotter amassed 24 total points on 11 goals, two assists, with three of his goals being game winners. Dotter also had three games in which he scored at least two goals this season.
“Kenny was the spark in our offense this year,” stated Byrnes. “He has the ability to take over a game with his speed and ability to get in behind the defense.”
Senior Sean Quealy (Massapequa Park, N.Y./Massapequa) was selected as the Gilbert Gray Award winner. This award is in honor of a former FSU Men’s Soccer Player, who exemplifies desire and dedication to the program. Quealy, who broke his leg in his last collegiate game, played in 19 games this season, making 12 starts. His lone goal this year came in a crucial victory over conference foe La Roche, when he scored just 1:19 into the game. For his career, Quealy played in 71 games, making 36 starts, while scoring four goals and recording six assists.
“Sean’s always been known for his tremendous work rate and committment to the program,” noted Byrnes. “He showed up day in and day out, giving it his all in practices and games. Sean is a true testiment of the ideal player and his effort is appreciated by all his teammates and the coaching staff.”
The Bobcats also had twelve players earn academic honors by obtaining a 3.0 or higher for the fall semester.
“A congratulations to all the players recieving awards this year,” quoted Byrnes. “They deserve the achievements very much and their hard work and dedication was acknowleged.”
Frostburg State finished the season with a 7-11-1 overall record and a 4-4-1 conference mark. The Bobcats had their season end in the conference semifinals for the third-straight year.
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