EDISON, NJ – For the 13th straight year, Siena Men’s Soccer saw multiple players take home First or Second Team honors for their performance in the regular season. Senior Conor McGlynn and junior Alejandro Riquelme were each named Second Team All-MAAC honorees by the league, which announced it’s postseason award selections Monday morning.
“I am very proud of the hard work that both players put into gain this recognition,” Head Coach Cesar Markovic said. “Riki worked very hard to overcome last year’s injury and had a good bounce back this season. Conor has truly developed in his game in so many ways and culminated his career with a solid campaign in a more advanced role.”
The team’s leading scorer with six goals and eight assists, Riquelme earned Second Team All-MAAC honors for the second time in his collegiate career, also doing so while taking home All-Rookie Team accolades in 2017. The junior finished the regular season ranked tied for first in the league in assists, knotted for third in points (20), fourth in shots (55) and split for eighth in goals.
The Las Rozas, Spain native finished the 2019 campaign tied for McGlynn (2016) for the second most single-season assists in program history and recorded the most points in a season by a Saint since 2013. Riquelme’s hat trick on October 2 at Canisius, which occurred in just under seven minutes, was the first on the team since 2010 and earned the forward MAAC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
Earning a postseason honor for the first time since making the MAAC All-Rookie Team in 2016, McGlynn ranked second on the Saints in scoring five goals and four assists in all 18 matches on the year. The Middle Village, NY native was named both the MAAC Offensive Player of the Week and to TopDrawerSoccer.com’s “Team of the Week” for the week ending in Sept. 1 following a one goal, two assist performance against Saint Francis (PA). McGlynn also netted scores in matches at Stony Brook (Sept. 13) at Sacred Heart (Sept. 21), at Monmouth (Oct. 9) and against Quinnipiac (Oct. 30).
Overall, the pair helped the Saints rank fifth in the conference in points with 73, the squad’s highest scoring total in a campaign since the 2016 season.
In addition to a pair of Saints being given postseason All-MAAC honors, the Green and Gold also saw a program-record 13 players named to the MAAC All-Academic Team. Siena ranked second in the league, only to Saint Peters’ 15 honorees. The list included McGlynn as well as classmates Eamonn Conway, Matteo Curto, Eddie Dakwa, Carter Haydock, Jesse Rodrigues and Cristobal Toledo. Redshirt-juniors Alessandro Markovic and Kent Mohlar were also honored for their academic excellence, as well as junior Andreas Rosnes, redshirt-sophomore Winston Bennett and sophomores Greg Monroe and Jameson Weber.