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Golden Goal: Men’s soccer wins PAC Championship for first time since 2007

Created: January 13, 2020
Last Updated: September 1, 2020

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The men’s soccer team captured its first conference title in 12 years after defeating Geneva College 4-2 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Tournament Championship game Nov. 9 at Alexandre Stadium.

The Presidents compiled a 12-8-2 overall record, which included a 9-0-1 record against conference competition.

This marks the third NCAA Tournament appearance in school history (2005, 2007, 2019). After this year’s victory, the Presidents have four PAC titles, all coming since the 2003 season (2003, 2004, 2007, 2019).

The Presidents placed a league-high eight players on the PAC all-conference teams.

Alvaro Viadas ’23 took home PAC Newcomer of the Year honors and 29th-year head coach Ian McDonald was named PAC Coach of the Year for the fifth time in his career.

Viadas and Dylan Mayanja ’23 were both named First Team All-PAC.

Jake Fetterman ’21, Michael Komaniak ’22 and Junior Mensah ’20 earned All-PAC Second Team applause. Zach Bowser ’23, Gary Olson ’20 and Ian Donlon ’21 received All-PAC Honorable Mention recognition.

Viadas, an exchange student from Spain, and Mayanja paced the conference’s most potent offense. Both players tallied 10 goals, four assists and 24 points apiece. The duo tied for first in the PAC in goals, second in points and eighth in assists.

The 2019 season marks McDonald’s fourth PAC title and third NCAA Tournament appearance. This is his fifth PAC Coach of the Year honor (1994, 2003, 2004, 2007).

The Presidents established a new single-season program record with 53 goals. W&J ranked 23rd among NCAA Division III programs in goals scored and 32nd in total points (142).

W&J ended its season in the NCAA’s First Round, when it suffered a 2-0 loss to No. 7 ranked John Carroll University.