Mazzetti named co-coach of the year

By Doug Fitzgerald published November 11, 2003

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs soccer coach Flavio Mazzetti finished his rookie season by being named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference co-coach of the year. Mazzetti shared the honor with Fort Lewisâ€TM Jeremy Gunn.

Mazzetti led the Mountain Lions to a 10-7 regular-season record with an 8-4 conference mark. CU-Colorado Springs lost to Fort Lewis in the RMAC semifinals.

“Is there a cash award for that?” joked Mazzetti. “Itâ€TMs a great honor for our coaching staff and players to be recognized for all of the hard work that they put in throughout the season.”

Mazzetti is the first CU-Colorado Springs soccer coach, and only the second coach in any sport, to post a winning record in their first season. George Egan had a 19-15 record in 1993, his first season as the schoolâ€TMs volleyball coach.

The Mountain Lions also had three players named to the All-RMAC team. Senior forward Jared Blackney, who led the Mountain Lions with nine goals and five assists, was named first-team All-RMAC. Senior forward Ryan Slaughter (five goals, three assists) and senior midfielder Martin Kristiseter (six goals, three assists) were both named All-RMAC second team.

This past weekend, two other Mountain Lions were recognized by the RMAC. Sophomore defender Brian Best and freshman midfielder Ryan Beebe were named to the RMAC All-Tournament team.

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Ryan SlaughterRyan Slaughter7FSr.
Martin KristiseterMartin Kristiseter20MF/FJr.
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Ryan BeebeRyan Beebe21DFr
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