Nov. 9, 2005
ST. LOUIS - Senior forward Omar Jarun and senior defender Nate Darr were named to the All-Atlantic 10 First Team Wednesday, and senior midfielder Terry Alvino earned a spot on the Second Team. Senior defender Dan Hartwig was named to the All-Academic Team.
Jarun (Peachtree City, GA) had scored in seven of his last eight games entering last Sunday's match at Temple match. He enters this weekend's A-10 Tournament second in the conference in goals scored (nine), third in points (25), and tied for second in assists (seven). A Second Team All-Atlantic 10 pick last season, Jarun leads UD in all three categories. Jarun was named to the preseason All-Conference team and has scored nine goals in each of his two seasons at UD.
Darr (Centerville, OH) was a Second Team All-Atlantic 10 pick last season, and earned a spot on the First Team this season for his play as a center back on a defense that posted the second-best goals against average in the conference. The Flyers out-scored opponents 31-14 with Darr in the lineup, including 18-9 in A-10 play, and allowed the second-fewest shots on goal per game while posting six shutouts and allowing multiple goals in just four games. Offensively, Darr has chipped in three assists in 16 games.
Alvino (St. Louis, MO) picks up Second Team honors in his first year as a Flyer. Alvino transferred to UD from Division II Incarnate Word where he was an All-America selection last season. The defensive center midfielder, Alvino scored in five goals on the season, including three goals in conference games. He attempted just 12 shots on goal and tallied game-winning goals over Fordham, Xavier and Wright State.
Senior defender Dan Hartwig (St. Louis, MO) placed on the All-Academic Team. He had previously been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV First Team and earned a spot on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America ballot. Hartwig boasts a 3.449 GPA in Pre-medicine. Hartwig has played 1,540 of a possible 1,717 minutes this season in the back for the Flyers, helping the UD defense post a 0.94 goals against average, which is third-best in the Atlantic 10 Conference.
The Flyers (10-5-3 overall; 5-2-2 A-10) are in St. Louis for this weekend's Atlantic 10 Championship. Dayton is the four-seed, and will face fifth-seeded Charlotte in the quarterfinals on Thursday at 8:30 ET (approximately. UD-Charlotte will being 38 minutes following UMass vs Rhode Island). Live Stats will be available on www.DaytonFlyers.com via Gametracker.
Saint Louis junior midfielder John DiRaimondo and junior goalkeeper Zach Varga of Duquesne have been named the 2005 Atlantic 10 men`s soccer Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively, in voting conducted among the Conference's head coaches.
In that same vote, Eric Sweetin of Saint Louis was named Rookie of the Year and Duquesne's Wade Jean was selected as Coach of the Year. In a vote of the A-10's sports information directors, Noah Salsi of Duquesne earned his second straight Student-Athlete of the Year award.
For the complete Atlantic 10 All-Conference Teams, visit Atlantic10.org