Adelphi’s Marciano Named NE10 Player Of The Year

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Paolo Marciano. Photo: Adelphi University

Adelphi sophomore Paolo Marciano has been named the 2019 Northeast-10 Men’s Soccer Player of the Year.

The 2018 Rookie of the Year, Marciano was dominant in 2019, leading the conference in goals (12) and points (31) during the regular season despite missing three games. 

The native of Capaccio, Italy, registered a point in 11 of the 14 games in which he played during the regular season with a pair of game-winning goals in leading the Panthers to the regular-season conference title. 

In addition, Adelphi head coach Gary Book was named the NE10 Coach of the Year. During the regular season, he led the Panthers to the program’s first-ever No. 1 ranking in the nation. 

Adelphi started the year 7-0 and went unbeaten over its first 15 games on the way to finishing the regular season 15-1-1 overall and 10-1-1 in conference play. Book is the third Adelphi coach in the past four seasons to earn this honor.