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Men's Soccer Holds Annual Team Banquet

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 04/22/2012
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The Class of 2012
Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications

The Princeton men's soccer team held its annual team banquet on Sunday, April 22 at the Woodrow Wilson School's Robertson Hall.

Head Coach Jim Barlow opened the day followed by the senior speeches. Colby Hahn, Paolo Iaccarino, Charlie Lin, Stephen Park, Manny Sardinha and Zach Wyzgoski. each spoke. Antoine Hoppenot did not attend the banquet as he is on loan from the Philadelphia Union to its USL affiliate playing in North Carolina. This year's senior class leaves Princeton's with winning records overall and in the Ivy League. Helped Princeton to its longest consecutive win streak of 12 games, and the first undefeated Ivy season in school history. They also played in back-to-back NCAA Tournaments in 2009 and 2010.

Following the speeches, the three annual awards were presented.

The Dr. William Trevor Trophy was awarded to junior David Dubow. The award is presented to the member of the Princeton men's soccer team who has shown the greatest improvement in the quality of play and attitude during the season. Dubow made nine starts this season and appeared in 12 games. He scored two goals on three shots on goal as a defender.

The Robert Myslik Award was presented to senior Charlie Lin. The Myslik Award is annually awarded to the member of the team who most demonstrates the passion for life, the fiery competitiveness, the unwavering honesty and the selfless generosity of Rob Myslik. After a leg injury in the spring Lin was faced with either leaving the team or having surgery and not playing during his final season. Lin said there wasn't a choice. He sat on the bench cheering on his team during each home game this season.

Bo Dixon '65 presented the Davis S. Hackett Memorial Cup. Dixon and Hackett were teammates and roommates at Princeton. Dixon spoke about the type of person Hackett was before he was killed in action in Vietnam. The Cup is awarded annually to the member of the team whose enthusiasm, discipline and leadership contributed most to the team and the sport of soccer at Princeton. This year's recipient is Manny Sardinha. Sardinha appeared in 14 games this season and made four starts and earned an assist. He finished his career with four goals and four assists in 56 games. Barlow spoke of Sardinha's extracurricular activities which include becoming a walk-on on the varsity men's volleyball team, coordinating a fundraising effort for ataxia telangiectasia at a home soccer game, spending Friday's at Trenton Tots, a daycare for low-income families to name just a few.

At the end of the banquet Barlow presented the 2011 season highlight video.







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