Tessitore, Backman Selected For Senior Showcase

Nov. 17, 2008

Fairfield, CT - Seniors David Backman (Gothenburg, Sweden) and Jason Tessitore (Orange, CT) have been selected to participate in the 2008 USA College Soccer Senior Showcase. The event, sponsored by the Ironbound Express of the United Soccer League Premier Devlopment League.is set for November 29th at Lubetkin Field on the Campus of NJIT.

Tessitore was an all-NEC first teamer as a freshman and a second team selection this year. He closed out a standout career by leading the Pioneers in scoring (five goals, two assists, 12 points) for the third time in his four years. The forward amassed 25 goals and tallied 57 points in his four years.

An All-Northeast Conference second teamer this year, Backman was a four year starter in the Pioneer backfield. He has led all Pioneer defensemen in scoring in each of his four seasons. He started every one of the 71 games the Pioneers have played during his career, scoring six goals and firing off 66 shots. This season he was second on the team in scoring with two goals and two assists on the season. Last year he was a first team All-NEC honoree.

The Showcase will be video webcast as a production of Sports In The USA Inc. For more information and a list of nominees for the Senior Showcase Click Here.