Concordia College Five Add Huge Value to 2011 Squad
Courtsey of The New Jersey Soccer Group:
While most players with the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) go it alone without the aid of their summer teammates when returning to the NCAA, one unit of five players at the Morris County Colonials worked together for Concordia College in 2011, with great individual success.
Ekene Okereke, David Mero, Jorge Brohoquis, Daniel Espinoza and Marco DiNello all played to the highest standard with the Colonials during the summer and kept their pace up in the NCAA when returning to NY's Concordia with some fantastic statistics. Joint point leader Okereke, a sophomore forward, totaled 16 points with seven goals and two assists in 16 games, of which he started 11.
Meanwhile, senior left midfielder Mero came second in the stats chart with 12 points from five goals and two assists. He was also one of only three players in the team to play in every single game of Concordia's 2011 campaign. Another ever-present player was Brohoquis, a senior right midfielder who Mero has been paired with for four years. He played a largely defensive role with the squad yet still grabbed a goal for the team against Felician late in the season.
Espinoza also managed a sole goal in the NCAA 2011 season with a strike against Wilmington from central midfield. The senior played 15 games - only one more than sophomore outside back Marco Dinello, who was steadfast on defense throughout the year.
With Mero, Brohoquis and Espinoza scheduled to graduate in 2012, the Colonials wish the trio the best of luck with their future endeavors and looks forward to their return in the summer, should they continue playing soccer in the NPSL.
The Morris County Colonials are members of the National Premier Soccer League, the highest level of men's amateur soccer in the United States. They are part of the New Jersey Soccer Group, a management company for a family of soccer based organizations offering a full range of soccer services in New Jersey.