BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo men's soccer team placed two players on the All-Mid-American Conference Tournament Team. The league announced the team following the championship tournament in Akron, OH late on Sunday.
Senior defenders Casey Derkacz and Sam Craven earned recognition to the MAC's all-tournament squad for their play against top-seeded and second-ranked Akron. Both players were instrumental in holding MAC Player of the Year and potential Major League Soccer top draft choice Darlington Nagbe without a shot in the match. The pair also held All-MAC First Team selection Anthony Ampaipitakwong to just two shots, neither of which were on goal, in the match as UB fell to the eventual tournament champion Zips, 3-1.
Craven also netted UB's goal in the match, his first of the season and his career with the Bulls. Derkacz tied for the team lead with three assists during the season.
The Bulls (7-10-1, 3-3-0 MAC) qualified as the fourth seed for the 2010 MAC Tournament after missing the playoffs in 2009, the first year that the tournament was played in a four-team format. Prior to 2009, all seven MAC squads competed in the tournament.