Manos Earns CAA Honors
Mark Manos (West Chester, Pa./Salesianum (Del.)), Drexel’s sophomore goalkeeper, has been named as the Defensive Player of the Year in the Colonial Athletic Conference. Manos, the league’s top goalkeeper in 2010 and last season’s CAA Rookie of the Year, is the first-ever goalkeeper to earn the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year honor. The West Chester, Pa., native is not only the best keeper among the CAA’s six teams, but also ranks as one of the top goaltenders in the country. Manos, another recently named Tewaaraton Trophy finalist from the CAA, holds an 8.29 goals-against average which places him among the nation’s Top-10. The sophomore carried a national-best save percentage of .610 into Wednesday’s CAA semifinal contest at Delaware, but saw his team fall 15-12.
Manos was joined by sophomore long-stick midfielder Frank Tufano and sophomore defender Dana Wilber on the All-CAA first team. Penn State’s sophomore attacker Matthew Mackrides (Malvern Prep) also earned 2010 CAA First Team honors.