LIU Post’s Ledula Receives D2CCA East Region Honors

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Charlie Ledula during his LIU Post playing days. Photo: Alan J. Schaefer via LIU Post.
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LIU Post’s Charlie Ledula. Photo: Alan J. Schaefer via LIU Post.

LIU Post midfielder Charlie Ledula has been named the Division 2 Conference Commissioner’s Association East Region Player of the Year, the fourth consecutive year a member of the Pioneers men’s soccer team has been honored.

The London, England-native, who was selected to the D2CCA All-East Region First Team, leads the East Coast Conference in goals (18), points (42) and game-winning goals (8). He has tallied at least one point in 14 of the team’s 19 games this season.

In addition, midfielder Harry Pearse and junior back David Arvidsson were also named to the D2CCA All-East Region First Team.

In 19 games, Pearse has recorded a career-high 32 points, on nine goals and a league-best 14 assists. His 32 points are also the second-most amongst the ECC’s leading scorers. Meanwhile, Arvidsson, the 2016 ECC Defensive Player of the Year, continues to anchor a defensive unit that has limited the opposition to the fewest goals allowed (11) in the league. He has nine points (4 G, 1 A) to his credit this season, as well.

Senior goalkeeper Jesper Malmstrom, redshirt junior midfielder Erik Berthagen and sophomore back/midfielder Nico Kjaer Andersen each earned spots on the D2CCA All-East Region Second Team.

In his final year with the Pioneers, Malmstrom has compiled a stellar 16-0-1 record with an ECC-best 0.45 goals-against average and .844 save percentage. Additionally, he has not let up a goal in his last 459:42.

Berthagen has assisted the LIU Post defense in holding opponents to a league-low 11 goals in 2016, and twice found the back of the net in the process. One of those goals was the game-tying tally in a 3-3 draw at Mercy on Oct. 8.

Andersen has collected two goals and 10 assists for 14 points this season. His 10 helpers rank second-most in the conference, three of which came in an 8-1 win against St. Thomas Aquinas in the ECC Championship semifinals on Nov. 3.

Information for this article provided by LIU Post.