2007
Eagles land two on men's soccer All-NAC team

Eagles land two on men's soccer All-NAC team
November 15, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

Benedictine University's only two seniors on its 2007 roster both received post-season recognition from the Northern Athletics Conference (NAC). Scott Hall (Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North H.S.) was named to the All-NAC second team list. He led the Eagles' team in scoring for the second-consecutive season. Hall had four goals and two assists. He was also just one of three players to start all 15 matches for the Benedictine team this season. Hall was the go-to player for the young' Eagles' offense, taking 43 shots (twice as many as anyone else was able to muster). Goalkeeper Jason Maestas (Albuquerque, N.M./St. Pius X H.S.) was named to the NAC honorable mention squad after closing out a four-year career with BU. Maestas at goalkeeper for the Eagles was kind of like Frankie Avalon in the old 1960s "beach movies": it seemed like he was always around a net. That fact is borne out statistically, as Maestas was in goal every possible minute for Benedictine in 2007 (1,350 minutes, to be exact)...as well as playing every minute in goal as a junior in 2006. This season, he rolled up 124 saves - many of the spectacular variety - with a .721 saves percentage.

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