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Griffin and Subotowicz headline All-UCAA Teams

The Hobart College soccer team earned seven postseason awards from the Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association this afternoon, including Player, Coach, and Co-Rookie of the Year. Sophomore forward Micke Subotowicz (Farsta Gymnasium/Stockholm, Sweden) was named Player of the Year, while Farid Hafsia (Huddinge Gymnasium/Stockholm, Sweden) earned the Co-Rookie of the Year award. Head Coach Shawn Griffin was chosen as the Coach of the Year.

Shawn Griffin

Micke Subotowicz

Farid Hafsia

Joining Subotowicz and Hafsia on the first team were juniors Ricky Klotz (Homer/Cortland, N.Y.) and Dan Abroms (Pomfret School/New Canaan, Conn.). The Statesmen’s four first-team selections were more than any other team.

Since arriving in 2000, Griffin has guided the program through steady improvement. Posting a 6-11-2 record his first season, he led the Statesmen to a 13-5-1 record this year and the third seed in the UCAA Tournament. The 13 victories is an improvement from 10 a year ago and the most for Hobart since the 1992 squad went 15-0-1.

A 2002 All-Region selection, Subotowicz paced a high-powered Statesmen offense with 12 goals and a league best nine assists. He earned UCAA Offensive Player of the Week honors twice and was chosen as the RACA Male Athlete of the Week after netting a hat trick against Rensselaer. Notching at least three points in seven different games, Hobart is 8-1 when he scores. His 16 career assists ranks fifth on the all-time list, while his 33 points and nine assists this season are fifth best, on those respective lists.

Starting every game this year, Hafsia anchors a Statesmen defense that has allowed eight fewer goals than a year ago, while posting four shutouts. A talented defender, he was selected to the Richard Stockton Classic All-Tournament Team.

A dangerous striker, Klotz leads the team with 13 goals, including a conference best five game-winners. He helped Hobart secure the third seed to the UCAA Tournament, scoring the game-winner in a 2-1 win over Union. Recently voted to the CoSIDA Academic All-District I first-team, Klotz is fifth on the single-season goals list and ranks sixth on both the career goals (27) and single-season points (31) list.

Selected to the All-UCAA second-team a year ago, Abroms anchors a talented midfield line for the Statesmen. He has started in all 18 games he has played this year, notching four goals and three assists. A playmaker in the center of the field, he assisted on the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Clarkson. He also earned Richard Stockton All-Tournament Team honors.

Hobart is headed to St. Lawrence for the UCAA Tournament on Nov. 8-9. Top seed St. Lawrence will play Skidmore on Nov. 8, at 11 a.m., while the Statesmen go up against second seeded Hamilton at 1:30 p.m. The winners advance to the title game on Nov. 9, at 1:30 p.m., for the chance to play for the conference championship and the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.