Smith, Salgado earn All-MAC Commonwealth nods

Clay Smith and Ricky Salgado

ANNVILLE, Pa. - Hood College's Clay Smith and Ricky Salgado were named to the All-Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth teams in voting conducted by the conference coaches. 

Smith was named to the first team, while Salgado earned second team honors. 

Smith, a junior, earns his second career All-MAC Commonwealth accolade. He ranks second in the league in goals (11) and points (27) while ranking fourth in assists (5). Smith is 23rd in Division III, scoring 2.08 points per game. He set a school record by scoring in eight straight matches. During that streak, he had a hat trick and an assist in a match against Juniata and scored two of the Blazers' three goals in a win over Cairn. He finished the year fourth all-time at Hood with 64 points and third with 28 goals. His 11 goals are the fifth-best season tally for a Blazer and his 28 points tied for fifth. 

Salgado set Hood's freshman record for assists with seven and ranked fourth in the MAC Commonwealth in total assists. He had a goal and an assist against both Juniata and St. Vincent. In conference action, he scored a goal against Alvernia and had assists versus Widener and Arcadia. Salgado recorded assists in his first three career matches: Washington, Randolph and Cairn. 

The duo helped lead Hood to an 8-7-1 record this season. 

Below is the 2018 All-MAC Commonwealth Men's Soccer Team.

Offensive Player of the Year: Nick West (Sr.), Messiah    
Defensive Player of the Year: Sainclair Tueno (Sr.), Lycoming    
Rookie of the Year: Colin Wieand (Fr.), Lycoming    
Coach of the Year: Brad McCarty, Messiah    
Position Name School Year
Forward Ryan Hammer Arcadia Senior
Forward Clay Smith Hood Junior
Forward Nick West Messiah Senior
Midfielder Justin Brautigam Messiah Senior
Midfielder Jared Moses Lycoming Sophomore
Midfielder Kurtis Rineer Lebanon Valley Sophomore
Midfielder Samuel Ruiz Plaza Messiah Senior
Defender Cooper Robins Messiah Junior
Defender Sainclair Tueno Lycoming Senior
Defender Jake Webb Lycoming Senior
Goalie Chris Solecki Lycoming Senior
Position Name School Year
Forward David Alejos Messiah Senior
Forward Rob Hanosek Lebanon Valley Junior
Forward Tariq Lee Stevenson Sophomore
Midfielder DR Medtart Stevenson Junior
Midfielder Jay Ringer Alvernia Senior
Midfielder Ricky Salgado Hood Freshman
Midfielder Colin Wieand Lycoming Freshman
Midfielder Austin Young Alvernia Senior
Defender Luke Groothoff Messiah Freshman
Defender Riley Katshir Lebanon Valley Senior
Defender Shay Quintin Messiah Junior
Goalie Connor Bell Messiah Senior
Position Name School Year
Forward Jonathan Groothoff Messiah Junior
Defender Cody Hart Alvernia Junior
Defender Dylan Holy Stevenson Sophomore
Goalie Billy Mullen Albright Junior
Goalie Matt Stellitano Stevenson Freshman




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