SOMERSET, NJ – A trio of Rutgers men’s soccer players – Guy Abrahamson (Livingston, NJ), Sherif El Bialy (Cairo, Egypt) and Chris Karcz (Clifton, NJ) – were honored by the BIG EAST Conference during its annual awards banquet last night at the Doubletree Hotel in Somerset, NJ." />
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Rutgers Trio Earns BIG EAST Men’s Soccer Honors
  • Posted on November 15, 2002 12:00:00 AM
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  • SOMERSET, NJ – A trio of Rutgers men’s soccer players – Guy Abrahamson (Livingston, NJ), Sherif El Bialy (Cairo, Egypt) and Chris Karcz (Clifton, NJ) – were honored by the BIG EAST Conference during its annual awards banquet last night at the Doubletree Hotel in Somerset, NJ.

    Abrahamson and El Bialy, both seniors, were named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team. Abrahamson started all 19 games in the back for Rutgers, helping the team post five shutouts, including four in BIG EAST play. He also added a goal and two assists, scoring his lone goal in a 5-0 win at Villanova (9/25).

    El Bialy, who saw action in the midfield and at forward, was fourth on the team in scoring with 11 points (4g, 3a). He started all 18 matches he saw action in, missing the Pittsburgh match (10/26) due to injury. He scored twice in the win at Villanova and notched his third BE goal in a 2-1 loss at Syracuse (10/12).

    Karcz, a sophomore forward, earned third team honors. He was second on the team in scoring with 15 points (6g, 3a) and had six points (2g, 2a) in BIG EAST play. Karcz had a goal and an assist in a 3-0 win at Providence (9/7) to open conference play, scored once in a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh.

    Connecticut’s Damani Ralph won BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year honors, while Chris Wingert (St. John’s) won Defensive Player of the Year honors. Midfielder of the Year honors went to Connecticut’s Anthony Curtis, while Goalkeeper of the Year Kyle honors went to Kyle Singer of Boston College. Georgetown’s Jeff Curtin was Rookie of the Year and BC’s Ed Kelly earned Coach of the Year honors.

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