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Cummings Named PAC Coach of the Year; Eight Saints Named All-PAC

Cummings Named PAC Coach of the Year; Eight Saints Named All-PAC

(GREENVILLE, Pa.) – Thomas More College head men's soccer coach Jeff Cummings was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Coach of the Year and eight Saints were named All-PAC by the conference's nine head coaches.

Cummings was named the PAC Coach of the Year for the fourth time in on the men's side after guiding the Saints to a 18-2-2 record and a 7-0-1 mark in the PAC, while they won the PAC regular season and tournament title.  Thomas More won its first-ever NCAA Division III Championship Tournament match this season before failing to advance on penalty kicks in the second round.

Sophomore midfielder RJ Best (Lorton, Va./South County Secondary), senior defender Alex Dean (Fort Thomas, Ky./Highlands), junior forward Austin Juniet (Fort Thomas, Ky./Newport Central Catholic), senior goalkeeper Matt Kees (Covington, Ky./Scott), senior defender Jack Little (Versailles, Ky./Woodford County) and sophomore forward Brian Runyon (Parkersburg, W.Va./Parkersburg) were named first team All-PAC.  Best led the team in scoring with 20 points on eight goals and four assists, while scoring three game-winners.  Dean had nine points on four goals and one assist, while anchoring a defense that posted 12 shutouts and allowed only 14 goals.  Juniet had 16 points on six goals and four assists and had two game-winning goals.  Kees played all 22 matches in goal and had a 0.54 goal against average, while posting 12 shutouts and recording 59 saves.  Little had 11 points on four goals and three assists, while helping the defense that post 12 shutouts and allowing only 14 goals.  Runyon was second on the team in scoring with 19 points on eight goals and three assist.

Sophomore defender Tim Knauer (Batavia, Ohio/Batavia) and senior midfielder Christopher Lehan (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) were named second team All-PAC.  Knauer had 13 points on six goals and one assists, while scoring two game-winners.  Lehan had 15 points on four goals and seven assists and scored three game-winning goals.