Pizzetti Named ECAC New England Second Team All-Star

CENTERVILLE, Mass. - Junior midfielder Marcus Pizzetti (Malden, Mass.) added another honor to his 2013 resume as he was named a ECAC Division III New England Second Team All-Star, which was announced by the executive office Thursday evening.

The First Team All-Little East Conference selection became the first player in program history to be named an ECAC All-Star.  He was also one of four other players from the Little East Conference to be honored by the ECAC.

In his first season with the Beacons, Pizzetti produced a team-best 30 points and was tied for most goals on the squad with 12.  He also led the team in assists with six and finished the year with four game-winning tallies.  Without a doubt his best performance of the 2013 campaign came on September 5 when he fired off three goals, while also earning a pair of assists for a combined eight points in the 7-0 rout of Emmanuel College. 

The Malden native was named the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Week once in 2013 after he combined for three goals and two assists in 2-0 week for the Beacons.  That week he scored two goals and had one assist in the 4-0 win over Massachusetts Maritime Academy.  He would later tally an assist, and score the game-winning in the final 10 minutes of play in a huge Little East Conference win over Plymouth State University.

UMass Boston closed out 2013 with an overall record of 11-7-1.  They finished LEC play with a 3-3-1 record and came just one game shy of making their first conference tournament appearance since 2006.  The 11 victories marked only the eighth time in program history that the Beacons ended the year with 10 or more wins.  All of this was done under first year head coach Jake Beverlin.