Men's Soccer Goalkeeper Named All-Conference

Men's Soccer Goalkeeper Named All-Conference

Buffalo, NY-D'Youville College men's soccer goalkeeper Matt Smith (Bergen, NY/Byron-Bergen) capped his four-year career with his first appearance on the All-Conference team.

Smith was named to the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Third-Team.

In seven conference games, the Spartan's goalkeeper made 67 saves and compiled a .720 save percentage. In four of those games, Smith made 10-plus saves.

Overall for the season Smith played 15 games in net, made 120 saves, and compiled a .723 save percentage. He recorded double-digit saves in seven contests.

"Matt has had a tremendous career at D'Youville and this selection was a testament to his hard work and dedication," said Spartan's Head Coach Brendan Murphy. "I am so happy the coaches in the conference recognized him with this award. His incredible leadership kept this team together through some difficult times and he did everything he could to help this team."

One of things Smith did to help his team was play in the field for his final two collegiate games. In those two games he scored three goals and finished the season as the team's leading scorer (3G-0A-6 Pts.).

Smith made 440 saves in 66 career games in net, good for second on the Spartan's career goalkeeper list.