Marcello Castro Named adidas/NEC Rookie of the Week

Nov. 2, 2009

Marcello Castro (Parana, Brazil) of the men's soccer team was named the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week for October 26 - November 1 by the league office this afternoon.  Castro became the Pioneers’ leading goal-scorer this season after notching four points on one goal in each of two games last weekend. The Pioneers host Fairleigh Dickinson this Friday as the look to earn the final spot in the Northeast Conference Tournament.

Against St. Francis (NY) on Friday, the freshman forward netted the game-tying tally in the 70th minute before the Terriers went on to record the game-winner seven minutes later. On Sunday, SHU took on Long Island and found themselves down 1-0 heading into the intermission, but the Pioneers were able to find the equalizer and force overtime. Castro registered his third goal and first game-winner of the season 3:13 into the first extra session to give SHU a 2-1 win. The Parana, Brazil product currently ranks second on the squad with six points.