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Men’s Soccer Wins MAAC Title
The #1 seed Marist Red Foxes won the MAAC championship on Nov. 14. After a 2-2 tie with Rider through two overtimes totaling 110 minutes, the Red Foxes defeated fifth-seeded Rider by a 5-3 margin on penalty kicks.Grad student Kyle Galloway was named MAAC Tournament MVP. Juniors Henrique Cruz, Demarre Mountoute, and Bernardo Gracindo were named to the All-Championship Team.The team’s season ended with a 2-0 loss at Providence in an NCAA first-round match on Nov. 18.Marist's season came to an end at 12-7-3. The 12 wins are tied for the most in the program's Division I history, a record previously set three times, the most recent coming in 1999. The Red Foxes had entered the contest with a nine-match unbeaten streak (7-0-2). In their history, the Red Foxes have won four MAAC championships (2000, 2004, 2005, 2021). This was their third NCAA appearance (2004, 2005, 2021).Marist had three major award winners this year: Head Coach Matt Viggiano was named MAAC Coach of the Year for the first time as the Red Foxes won their first regular-season MAAC championship in school history; graduate student Huib Achterkamp was named MAAC Defensive Player of the Year; and senior Samuel Ilin was named MAAC Goalkeeper of the Year.