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Four Lions Named to Men's Soccer All-Conference Team
2013 MEN'S SOCCER ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
11/12/2013 — PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Four members of the Penn State Altoona men's soccer team were awarded All-Conference status on Tuesday when the All-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference squad was released.
Senior midfielder Dan Kennedy (Langhorne, PA/Neshaminy) earned a spot on the First Team for the first time in his collegiate career. Kennedy started 16 games for Penn State Altoona before going down with a season-ending injury. He led the Lions with 13 points, recording a team-high five assists and tying for second with four goals -- two of which were game-winners.
Voted to the Second Team All-Conference squad was sophomore forward Karl Stephan (Milford, NJ/Delaware Valley). Stephan played in all 19 games for the Lions this season, starting 18 of them. He tied for second on the team with four goals, including two game-winning tallies. His nine points tied for third-most on the team, and he led Penn State Altoona with 37 shots and 17 shots on goal.
Named to the Third Team were junior defender Trent Landis (York, PA/Central York) and senior defender/midfielder Garrett Storm (Mechanicsburg, PA/Cumberland Valley).
Landis played lockdown defense for the Lions in 2013. He was a key part of the team’s four-game shutout streak, helping the squad post five shutouts in total throughout the regular season. He was recognized for his defensive play when he won the AMCC Defensive Player of the Week for the week of October 14. His lone goal, the first of his collegiate career, was a double overtime game-winner on a header against Mount Aloysius.
Storm's senior season with Penn State Altoona was as strong of a year as he has played for the team. Playing in all 19 games, he performed at a high level while often being tasked with defending the opponent’s top player. He also added offense for the team, scoring two goals and recording three assists. Both of his goals and two of his assists came against AMCC opponents.
The Lions finished their 2013 season with a 6-3 record in the AMCC and an 8-11 mark overall.