Mazzetti named co-coach of the year
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.
â€œIs there a cash award for that?â€ joked Mazzetti. â€œItâ€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.â€
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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