Lumumba repeats as All-NAC First Team selection

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. — Patrice Lumumba, a junior forward on the Lyndon men's soccer team, has been named an All-North Atlantic Conference First Team selection for a second consecutive year.

Lumumba, who double-majors in Social Work and Business, scored 11 goals and collected four assists on the season for a total of 26 points. He managed to take 50 shots on the year with 22 finding their way to goal for a shots-on-goal percentage of .440.

Thomas College sophomore forward Michael Hand was selected the 2011 NAC Men's Soccer Player of the Year. He posted a league-leading 10 goals in conference play.

Castleton's senior defender Nick Johnas was named the NAC's top defender leading a Spartan defense that ranked second in conference play, allowing just six goals while contributing a pair of assists to the offense.

University of Maine at Farmington first-year midfielder Luiz Ristow was honored as the league's top rookie. Ristow scored five goals and handed out one assist from the midfield.

Husson Head Coach Jeff Gettler was honored by his peers as the league's top coach after piloting the Eagles to an 8-1-0 mark in conference play this season. Johnson State garnered the league's Sportsmanship Award.