Four members of the Hobart College soccer team were voted to the 2019 United Soccer Coaches All-East Region Teams. Senior defender Binjo Emmanuel was named to the first team. Senior forward Nate Cary was voted to the second team while junior midfielder Juan Widoycovich and senior defender Nick Wigglesworth were selected to the third team.
Emmanuel earned all-region recognition for the fourth year in a row. He was also voted to the All-East first team as a sophomore. A first-team All-Liberty League selection this season, Emmanuel saw action in 18 games, starting 17. He finished his senior campaign with three goals and six points. Emmanuel scored the game-winning goal against Vassar. Emmanuel was a key piece in Hobart’s defensive unit that posted 10 shutouts. The Statesmen allowed a Liberty League-low 16 goals this season and rank 34th in the nation in goals against average. Hobart is 25th in the nation in shutout percentage (.524).
Emmanuel saw action in 63 games during his career, starting 59. He recorded six goals and an assist for 13 points.
Cary earned all-region praise for the first time. A first team All-Liberty League selection, Cary played in 19 games this season, starting 16. He led the team with six goals, three assists and 15 points. Cary scored two goals twice this season. He pocketed the game’s first two goals against RIT in the conference opener and had two goals in a 3-1 win over Union. Cary netted three game-winning goals, including one 6:13 into the second overtime against NYU.
In 69 career games, Cary had nine goals and six assists for 24 points.
Widoycovich netted all-region honors for the first time. A second team All-Liberty League selection, he started all 20 games that he played in. He finished the year second on the team with four goals. Widoycovich is credited with the game-winning goal in Hobart’s 3-2 win over the Tigers. He also scored in wins over Skidmore and Utica. A midfielder, Widoycovich plays a key role on both ends of the field for the Statesmen.
In 40 career games, Widoycovich has four goals and four assists for 12 points.
Wigglesworth was also named to the all-region team for the first time. An Ipswich, Mass., native, he was one of three players to start all 21 games this season. He had a career-high two assists for two points this season. Wigglesworth set up the game-tying goal in the Liberty League Championship game against Clarkson. He was a key piece in Hobart’s defensive unit that posted 10 shutouts. The Statesmen allowed a Liberty League-low 16 goals this season and rank 34th in the nation in goals against average. Hobart is 25th in the nation in shutout percentage (.524).
A transfer from Brandeis, Wigglesworth played in 51 games as a Statesman, starting 35. He had two goals and three assists for seven points.
Hobart finished the 2019 season with a 14-5-2 overall record. The Statesmen were 6-2-1 in Liberty League play and earned the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament. Hobart defeated Clarkson 2-1 to claim its third Liberty League tournament title. Hobart advanced to the first round of the NCAA tournament.