WORCESTER -- WPI's Jackson Conroy (Reading, MA), Ben Rickson (West Warren, MA), Luke Reiniger (Rowley, MA) and Mark Calnan (Winchester, MA) were all selected to participate in the New England Intercollegiate Soccer League (NEISL) Senior All-Star Game. The game, which was slated for Sunday, December 1st at Brandeis, was cancelled due to the impending snowstorm.
Conroy, the NEWMAC's Athlete of the Year, led the team in points with 16, following his six-goal, four-assist performance in 2019. The midfielder was a two-time All-NEWMAC pick and was named NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week on September 16th, 2019 and just last month was selected to the CoSIDA Men's Soccer Academic All-District I team.
Rickson upgraded to the All-NEWMAC first team after a second team selection in 2018. The center back backboned a defense that leads all of NCAA Division III - 412 schools - in Goals Against Average (0.452). The senior proved his versatility with a pair of goals against Emerson and assists versus Worcester State and Mass Maritime.
Calnan traded his second team All-NEWMAC selection a year ago for first team honors this season. The forward paced the team in goals with seven and tied for the NEWMAC lead with four game-winning tallies. Calnan was also was named to the CoSIDA Men's Soccer Academic All-District I team.
Reiniger had a breakout senior campaign for the Engineers. The midfielder tallied four goals and a team-best five assists and was named NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week on November 4th after scoring the game-winning goal in a win against Clark that secured the top-seed in the NEWMAC Tournament.
All four Engineers were first team All-NEWMAC selections this season as the Crimson and Gray finished with a 13-4-4 record, shared the NEWMAC regular season title and won a game in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1976.