Three-time America East Midfielder of the Year Leonardo Fernandes capped off his magnificent career by earning multiple All-America honors. Fernandes was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Continental Tire Second Team and the College Soccer News Third Team.
America East has had at least one men's soccer All-American in six of the last eight years.
Fernandes (North Babylon, N.Y.), the conference’s first-ever three-time Midfielder of the Year, became just the second America East men's soccer player to win any major award three years in a row. The All-American ranked third among league leaders in points (25), tied for third in goals (9) and tied for second in assists (7). Fernandes, who served as focal point of an offense that led America East scoring 1.78 goals per contest, earned America East Player of the Week honors on Sept. 17. He finished his career as Stony Brook's all-time leader in points with 79. He also is third in goals (31) and third in assists (17), and he ranks first in the program's Div. I history in each category.
Fernandes is the 24th America East standout to earn All-America honors. Overall, the conference has received 27 All-America citations in men's soccer. He is also the seventh America East student-athlete to receive All-America status so far during the 2012-13 academic year.
The NSCAA All-Americans, including Fernandes, will be recognized Saturday, Jan. 19 at the annual All-America Luncheon, held in conjunction with the 2013 NSCAA Convention in Indianapolis.