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Andrew Cota (Menlo College) named, Cal Pac Conference Player of the Year

Date of competition: Friday, November 9, 2012

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Menlo College junior Andrew Cota was named Cal Pac Conference Player of the Year and senior Eric Angell was named Defender of the Year in men's soccer honors it was announced Friday.

Junior Eric Tilbury joined Cota and Angell on the All-Conference first team, while a trio of seniors in midfielder Hugo Conchas, goal keeper Alex Palomarez, and forward Alex Vukic landed spots on the Second Team.

Cota made a tremendous impact in first season at Menlo, leading the conference with 19 goals. He was held scoreless in just four of the Oaks 18 matches.

Angell played a pivotal role in Menlo's back line of defense, while also finding the back of the net four times and chipping in three assists for 11 points.

Seniors Hugo Conchas, Alex Palomarez, and Alex Vukic were also All-Cal Pac selections.Palomarez was recognized as the conference Defensive Player of the Week on five separate occasions this year, making it ten total selections over his two year Menlo tenure.

Vukic stood up to his reputation as a dynamic goal scorer, finishing second on the Oaks with eight goals and 22 points, and as far as Conchas is concerned, the Redwood City native compiled an impressive six scores, five assists, and 17 points in his final Menlo go around.

posted by Rick on Nov 9, 2012 at 8:08 pm

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