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Men's soccer

Vikings capture another soccer crown

For the second straight year, Salem State University is the Massachusetts Athletic Conference (MASCAC) men’s soccer champion.

Seeded third in the tournament, the Vikings won their semi-final round game by upsetting Bridgewater State 2-1 in double overtime. That set the stage for the title contest to be hosted by the Vikings. On goals by Juan Panameno ’12, Jovan Sempa ’14 and Tony Moreno ’11, and behind a shutout performance by goalie Scott Hall ’13, Salem State captured the 2010 MASCAC crown with a convincing 3-0 victory over Framingham State at Alumni Field on November 6, 2010.

Salem State’s Rafael Santos’12 was named the tournament’s most valuable player and MASCAC’s men’s soccer player of the week.

Carly Muniz

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Carly Muniz ’12, a graduate of Gloucester High School, was selected by the Little East Conference to play on both the singles and doubles teams for the 2010 women’s tennis all-conference team. She finished her singles season with a 10-1 record, winning six games in a row. As for doubles, she and her partner, Lauren Turenne ’12 from Reading High School, had an 11-1 record by the end of this season.

Alex Gomes

Alex Gomes ’12, a transfer student from the University of Southern Maine, took no time at all to show what he could bring to Salem State’s men’s cross country team. Making headlines from the start of his first season here, the Peabody High School graduate won the 2010 Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Runner of the Year award. He also won individual honors in the New England Alliance Championships and the 2010 Pop Crowell Invitational.