Meireles Named All-New England Second Team SALEM, Mass. – Midfielder Gabriel Meireles (Everett, Mass.) was named to the 2018 United Soccer Coaches All-New England Second Team on Tuesday. Meireles, the only freshman to be named to either the first or second team, led all freshman in scoring in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) this season, tallying 23 points (8g, 7a) while spearheading the Vikings' offense as one of the league's top passing midfielder's as his seven assists were third most in the conference this year.
Meireles Named MASCAC Rookie of the Year, Four Vikings Earn All-Confernece SALEM, Mass. – Midfielder Gabriel Meireles (Everett, Mass.) was named the 2018 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year and earned first-team status as four Salem State players earned all-conference honors as announced by the league on Wednesday. Joining Meireles on the first-team was Felipe Montiel (Maracaibo, Venezuela) while Igor Caldas (Vitoria, Brazil) and Lucas Amaral (Peabody, Mass.) earned second team honors. Meireles led all freshman in the conference with 23 points (8g, 7a) and was the focal point of the Vikings’ offense this season as one of the league’s top passing midfielder’s and his seven assists were third most in the MASCAC this year. Montiel was one of the MASCAC’s top defenders this season, starting in all 18 games for Salem State while adding three goals and an assist. Montiel spearheaded a unit that allowed just 14 goals in 19 games (12-3-4) for a league-best .070 goals against average.
#2 Bridgewater State Gets Past #3 Salem State in MASCAC Semifinal Shootout BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – #2 seed Bridgewater State University advanced to the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) men’s soccer championship game on penalty kicks after forging a 0-0 double overtime tie with third-seeded Salem State University in the semifinal round of the 2018 MASCAC Tournament on Friday afternoon at Swenson Field. Bridgewater won the penalty kick round by a margin of 4-1.
Vikings Advance to MASCAC Semifinals SALEM, Mass. - Gabriel Meireles’ (Everett, Mass.) goal and two-assist performance helped the #3 Salem State Vikings (12-3-3) eliminate the #6 Fitchburg State Falcons 5-1 to advance to the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) semifinals against #2 Bridgewater State on Friday.
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