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M. Soccer's Rapisarda gets elite MIAC honor

November 11, 2012

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Junior Nick Rapisarda was named MIAC Player of the Year in men's soccer. (Greg Smith photo)

St. Thomas’ Nick Rapisarda, who led the conference in scoring, was voted MIAC Player of the Year and joined three teammates on the 2012 All-MIAC men’s soccer honor teams.

Rapisarda (JR-Green Bay, Wis./Notre Dame) made the honor team for the third year in a row.

Two others were among the 20 who made first-team All-MIAC, both first-time picks: defender Kit Weaver (JR-Iowa City, Iowa/West), an honorable-mention honoree in 2011; and forward Ryan Bernhardt (FR-Madison, Wis./West).  Forward Macalister Enderson was among 29 players named to the honorable mention list.

Keeper Mitchell Wolff (SO-Orono) was the Tommie representative on the MIAC’s All-Sportsmanship team.

As a freshman in 2010, Rapisarda scored a team-best six goals in a 14-point season, including back-to-back two-goal games in the conference. Last season, he had three goals and three assists. He has a team-best 13 goals this season and now has 22 goals and eight assists in three seasons. The Tommies are 14-0-1 in games when Rapisarda has scored a goal on his career.

Weaver had one goal in 2011 -- the tying score in a 2-1 win over St. Mary's.

Bernhardt had six goals and three assists for 15 points this season.

Enderson had four goals and eight assists this season for 16 points. On his career he has seven goals and 11 assists for 25 points.

Under first-year head coach Jon Lowery, St. Thomas finished 11-5-3 and qualified for the conference playoffs for the fourth time in six seasons. The Tommies placed third in the conference with a 7-2-1 record. The seven wins are the most by a UST men's soccer team in nine seasons and second most in 16 seasons.


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