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Chris Solecki, Sainclair Tueno, Jake Webb and Jared Moses all earned Mid-Atlantic region honors.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Senior Sainclair Tueno (Silver Springs, Md./Montgomery Blair) earned his second straight First Team United Soccer Coaches All-Mid-Atlantic Region Team honor to highlight a group of four Lycoming College men's soccer players selected, the organization announced late on Monday, Nov. 27.
Senior defender Jake Webb (Fairless Hills, Pa./Conwell-Egan Catholic) and sophomore midfielder Jared Moses (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh School) each earned a spot on the second team and senior goalkeeper Chris Solecki (Hainsport, N.J./Lenape) was named to the third team. Solecki, Moses and Webb all brought home the honor for the first time in their career.
The Warriors' four all-region selections tie a school record set by the 2017 team. In six years as head coach, Nate Gibboney has coached 16 all-region selections, five more than the school had earned in its 56 years prior to 2013.
The four-time All-MAC Commonwealth selection, Tueno, graduates as one of the most decorated players in program history. The aggressive defender's six MAC Commonwealth player of the week honors are first in program history, while his 76 games started are tied for third and his 20 goals are tied for 16th. He was named MAC Commonwealth Championship MVP during both of the Warriors title runs in 2015 and 2017 and he was a Second Team United Coaches All-American during his junior campaign. This season, Tueno was named MAC Commonwealth Defensive Player of the Year while finishing tied for second on the team in goals (3) and tied for first in shots (34).
Webb is sixth in program history with 20 assists after tying the programs second-best mark of 11 this season. Earning First Team All-MAC Commonwealth accolades for the first time as a defender, Webb was second in the conference in assists and his 13 points tied for the team-lead.
In his first year as a starter, Moses earned his first all-conference honors as a defensive midfielder, being named to the first team. Helping create turnovers on defense, he also finished with two assists, including on the game-winning goal against regionally-ranked Lebanon Valley.
One of the best goalkeepers in program history, Solecki led one of the top defenses in the conference in the past two seasons. Earning First Team All-MAC Commonwealth accolades as a senior, Solecki is the program's school-record holder in goals against average (0.66). He is also second in career wins (36) and fourth in save percentage (.843). Solecki had nine shutouts in 2018, including a 0-0 double-overtime tie against No. 1-ranked Messiah in the MAC Commonwealth Championship. He had 74 saves, 14 wins, and an .841 save percentage on the year.
Tueno, Solecki and Webb posted a 61-15-8 record during their four-year careers, as the Warrior seniors tied with the 2017 graduating class for the most wins in program history.
The Warriors finished 15-4-2 overall and 6-2 in the MAC Commonwealth under sixth-year coach Nate Gibboney, as they earned the program's first NCAA Championship at-large bid. The Warriors also recorded a school-record sixth straight winning season.