Four Named to NSCAA Mid-Atlantic All-Region Men's Soccer Team
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Four members of the Swarthmore College men's soccer team - senior John Pontillo, junior Peter Maxted, junior Jack Momeyer and sophomore Michael Stewart - have been named to the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic All-Region Team, the organization announced on Wednesday.
Pontillo, Maxted and Stewart are first-team selections, while Momeyer made the second team. All four students-athletes are first-time all-region selections. The four all-region selections are the most in program history.
Senior captain Pontillo (Moorestown, N.J. / Moorestown) was a top defender for a Garnet defense that allowed just 0.61 goals per game. Pontillo also contributed three goals during the 2012 season. Despite missing time to injury, he was the heart and soul of a program that performed visibly better with him on the field.
Maxted (Port Washington, N.Y. / Paul Schreiber) won the starting job early in the season and never looked back, recording eight shutouts and allowing just 10 goals all season for an .861 save percentage and a 0.54 goals-against average. Maxted's goals-against average ranks fourth in program history for a single-season. Thanks to his stellar performance on the field and in the classroom, Maxted was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division III Men's Soccer First Team, the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division III Men's All-America Second Team, and the All-Centennial Conference First Team.
Momeyer (New York, N.Y. / UNIS), a junior captain, helped to cement the Garnet's strong midfield. He recorded seven assists - tied for first in the conference and third in program history - to go along with scoring six goals.
Stewart (Philadelphia, Pa. / The Shipley School) led the potent Swarthmore offense with one of the best single seasons for a forward in program history. His 14 goals and 30 points for the season both rank fourth in program history for a single season.
The Garnet finished the season 16-3-2, reaching the NCAA Sweet 16 Round for the third time in five season.