The Fordham men’s and women’s soccer programs were well represented on their respective Atlantic 10 All-Conference teams this fall, with four men and
three women earning accolades from the conference coaches.
For the women, senior Lauren Bustos was named the Atlantic 10 Defender of the Year as well as First Team All-Conference, while seniorKim Boulos joined her on the First Team. Sophomore Katie McDermottwas named Second Team All-Conference.
On the men’s side, senior John Pardini was named First Team All-Conference, while three freshmen,Matt Courtenay, Aaron Markowitzand Ryan Meara, were named to the All-Rookie Team.
Bustos is the first Fordham women’s soccer player to earn a major Atlantic 10 award, and the third Fordham defender to earn First Team All-Atlantic 10 honors, joining Kara Coniker in 2000 and Corey Dunfey in 2003. She started all 18 contests this season and anchored a defensive unit that registered seven shutouts, including five in league play, and limited 12 opponents to one goal or less.
Boulos, a Second Team selection last season, had an outstanding senior campaign, leading the Rams in goals (10), points (23) and game-winning goals (5). A two-time Atlantic 10 Player of the Week, seven of Boulos’ 10 goals came in conference play, while overall she became the seventh Ram to have double-digit goals in a season.
Pardini, who was shortlisted for the Hermann Trophy at the beginning of the season, anchored the Fordham men’s squad, playing both as a back and a forward. He started all 18 games this fall, scoring two goals and adding a team-high five assists for nine points. As a defender, Pardini helped Fordham record eight shutouts, as opponents averaged less than one goal per game against the Rams in 2008.