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DeProspero, Blackwell Named First-Team All-State

Nick DeProspero, Curran Blackwell - VaSID First-Team All-State
Nick DeProspero, Curran Blackwell - VaSID First-Team All-State

BRIDGEWATER, VA - Nick DeProspero and Curran Blackwell were named First-Team All-State as voted on by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID).

The award marks DeProspero's fourth appearance on the team and his third straight on the First-Team. DeProspero was also named First-Team All-ODAC in the fall. The senior midfielder and captain finished fourth on the team in points with eight while posting a team-best four assists. Of his two goals, one came as the game-winner in a 3-0 victory over Lynchburg College. Consistently one of the top midfielders in the ODAC in his four years, he concluded his career second in the Hampden-Sydney record book for assists with 28 and also posted 54 points and 13 goals. While he has excelled defensively, he has also been a huge asset on the defensive end as well as a leader due to his exceptional work rate.

Blackwell repeated as a First-Team honoree after earning First-Team All-ODAC in the fall. A lockdown defender, Blackwell has been a vital piece of the Hampden-Sydney defense over his four-year career. This year he was a cornerstone of a defense that registered six shutouts and allowed one or fewer goals in eight contests.

The full All-State team can be found below

2012 VaSID All-State College Division Men's Soccer Team

VaSID Player of the Year – Jalon Brown, So., F, Christopher Newport
VaSID Rookie of the Year – Erik Albarran, Fr., F, Bluefield College
VaSID Coach of the Year – Scott Allison, Roanoke College

First Team

D – Alex Faulkner, So., Christopher Newport
D – Ryan Eshleman, Sr., Eastern Mennonite
D – Chris Conover, Sr., Roanoke
D – Curran Blackwell, Sr., Hampden-Sydney
M – Nick DeProspero, Sr., Hampden-Sydney
M – Sean Moriarty, Sr., Christopher Newport
M – Kevin Gorman, Sr., Bridgewater
F – Jalon Brown, So., Christopher Newport
F – Corey Sindle, Jr., Randolph
F – Zach Colby, So., Washington and Lee
G – Michael Releford, Jr., Lynchburg

Second Team

D – David Heller, Jr., Mary Washington
D – Zac MuCulloch, Fr., Southern Virginia
D – Tommy O'Neal, So., Christopher Newport
M – John Thrower, Sr., Averett
M – Michael Callaghan, So., Bluefield
M – Branden Seeberger, Sr., Southern Virginia
M – Jacob Doyle, Jr., Mary Washington
F – Erik Albarran, Fr., Bluefield
F – Patrick Bain, Jr., Roanoke
F – Adam Freeman, Jr., Southern Virginia
G – Albert Civitarese, So., Washington and Lee

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