CASTINE, Maine – The Thomas College men's soccer team claimed their fifth North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Title in program history, defeating SUNY Canton 1-0 in the NAC Finals on Sunday afternoon.
The Terriers struck in the 67th minute when Michael Sanzari (Falmouth, Maine) curved a free kick in front of the net and Josh Emard (Lebanon, Maine) kicked it in past the SUNY Canton keeper. The goal held for the 1-0 victory as Emard earned NAC Tournament MVP honors.
Jonathan Dutka (Durham, N.H.) earned the shutout win for Thomas, making three saves.
Following the game, Emard, Adam LaBrie (Yarmouth, Maine), Jahkeylo Burgess (Pembroke, Bermuda) and Justin Bell (Hamilton Parish, Bermuda) were recognized for their performance in the NAC Tournament as members of the All-Tournament Team.
With the win, the Terriers earn the NAC automatic qualifier into the NCAA Division III Championship and will learn their seeding at 1:00 PM on Monday, November 5 during the NCAA Selection Show. Thomas Athletics will host a special viewing of the selection show in the Dog Pound at 1:00. The show can also be watch on NCAA.com.