Mount St. Mary's takes home two major NEC awards
Mount St. Mary’s goalkeeper T.C. DiBartolo and coach Tom Gravante were named the Northeast Conference Defensive Player and Coach of the Year, respectively, the league announced Thursday night.
DiBartolo, a Bowie native and Archbishop Spalding graduate who is the program’s all-time leaders in saves with 701, has registered a 10.87 goals-against average and a .520 save percentage this year. But in five conference games, DiBartolo’s numbers improved to an 8.53 goals-against average and a .571 save percentage.
Gravante repeated as Coach of the Year in the NEC. It’s the sixth such honor in his career, which includes being named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 1997, 1999, 2003 and 2010.
In addition to DiBartolo, junior attackman Brett Schmidt, sophomore attackman Andrew Scalley and junior midfielder Bryant Schmidt made the conference first team.
Brett Schmidt leads the Mountaineers in assists (13) and is tied for the lead in points (42). He had registered a streak of seven consecutive multiple-goal games earlier in the season.
Scalley leads the offense in goals (30) and shares the lead in points with Schmidt. Scalley has posted at least one point in 30 straight contests and has recorded 10 goals and six assists over the past four games.
Bryant Schmidt ranks fourth on the team in both goals (15) and points (23). He has compiled six multiple-goal games this year.
Junior attackman Cody Lehrer, senior defenseman Kevin Downs and senior faceoff specialist Ben Trapp represented Mount St. Mary’s on the second team.