Courtesy of Morrisville State College Athletics
MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced its 2015 Division III Upstate Men’s Soccer All-Star teams, naming four from Morrisville State to its first and second team.
Senior Danny Peckham (Webster, N.Y.) and junior Alan Peckham (Webster, N.Y.) received first team accolades, while seniors Jeffrey Hado (Tema, Ghana) and Rob Larkin (Clinton, N.Y.) each were recognized with second team honors.
Danny Peckham led the Morrisville State defensive unit throughout the season, starting in 21 games from his center back position to lead the Mustangs to their second straight regular season North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) championship and tournament title. His play also contributed to a second straight appearance in the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament, where the Mustangs advanced to the second round of play for a second consecutive season.
On the year he contributed to the Mustangs offensive game with three scores and three assists, but within his main role, he was part of a defensive unit that allowed a mere 0.88 goals against average and five shut out victories.
Peckham is a four-time first team All-Conference selection at defense, earned NSCAA All-Region and ECAC Mid-Atlantic All-Region accolades in 2014, and was named an NSCAA Second Team All-American a year ago. He was named the NEAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2015.
A dual threat alongside his brother at the center back position on the defensive line for the Mustangs, Alan Peckham was instrumental in the Mustangs second straight regular season championship title as he contributed on both the offensive and defensive ends of the field. Peckham missed part of the season due to injury, but upon his return to the pitch notched two goals and four assists to contribute to the Mustangs offensive game.
Peckham is a two-time first team All-Conference selection at defense, earned NSCAA All-Region and ECAC Mid-Atlantic All-Region accolades in 2014. He was a second team selection as a freshman.
Hado was the backbone of the midfield line for the Mustangs, and contributed three assists to the offensive game on the year, playing a key role in the defensive unit that allowed a mere 0.88 goals against average on the 21 game season. Hado was a two-time first team All-Conference selection at midfield.
Larkin wrapped up his career with 17 starts between the pipes and played 1449 minutes. Across the year, he conceded a mere 11 goals, six within conference play, for a 0.68 goals against average on the year.
His play in net was crucial to leading Morrisville State to the NCAA Tournament for a third time in four seasons, and in back-to-back years as he posted a 12-3-2 overall record on the year.
Larkin is a two-time first team All-Conference selection at goalkeeper, and was named the NEAC Goalkeeper of the Year in 2014.
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In addition to being named to the 2014 President’s Higher Community Education Service Honor Roll, the college was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as an institution in the top tier of the Best Regional Colleges list and ranked second among regional colleges nationwide for outperforming its anticipated graduation rate. For more information visit www.morrisville.edu.