It was a year for the record books for the Pride as four NEWMAC All-Conference players matches the most named in program history. This season, the Pride totaled 45 goals, the most in D-III program history and allowed just 17. The team's 13 wins was the most wins since the 1999 squad won 15.
Malone, a senior defender, returned to action after missing last season with an injury. The senior led the Pride in scoring with 11 goals this season, the most goals scored by an individual player since 2001. Of Malone's 11 goals, four proved to be game-winners. He also tallied four assists while anchoring a Pride defense that allowed just 17 goals all season.
Sommer partnered alongside Malone on defense and was also prominent offensively for the Pride. The junior played in all 19 games and recorded a career-high in goals, assists, and total points. With eight goals, eight assists, and 24 points contributed this year, Sommer was a key player on both sides of the field.
Vanasse anchored the midfield for the Pride playing in all 19 games and earning his second All-Conference honor in as many years. Vanasse was dominant in the air, always posing a threat to the opposition on corner kicks and making it hard for them to get out of their own half on goal kicks. The senior captain matched his career-high in goals scored with five and recorded a career-best five assists.
Amato significantly contributed to the Pride’s success this season by tallying a team-high 27 points. The senior led the Pride in assists with 11, tying him for the most assists in a single season in program history. Amato played in all 19 games for the Pride, producing eight goals, three of them game-winners.
Springfield drew the top seed in the 2013 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Region Men's Soccer Championship. The Pride will be hosting the semifinals and championship on Saturday and Sunday.