MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – In celebration of the last 10-plus years of success on the field, Penn State Harrisburg men's soccer has announced its all-decade team. The illustrious group of student-athletes includes players active between the fall of 2010 and the conclusion of the most recent campaign. The lineup is comprised of a pair of goalkeepers and 10 field players, including six forwards, two midfielders, and a pair of defenders.
The overall success of the all-decade team includes an NCAA Tournament appearance, a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Championship, an all-region accolade, a conference major award, an NCAA Statistical Championship, 16 all-conference honors, and numerous program records.
F: Joey Aman
A threat to score almost any time he touches the ball, Joey Aman ranks among the top offensive players in Penn State Harrisburg history. The forward ranks second all-time in career points (67), goals (29), game-winning goals (8), and successful penalty kicks (6). He shattered the single-season record for successful penalty kicks when he converted five in 2019 and he matched the single-season mark for game winners (5) that same year. The 2019 NEAC Tournament co-most valuable player (MVP) helped lead the Lions to their first-ever conference title and trip to the NCAA Tournament. In 2018, he was named to the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) All-Conference Second Team before earning NEAC First-Team All-Conference honors the following year. He was also tabbed an ECAC Division III All-Conference Second-Team pick following the 2019 campaign.
F: Danny Francis
Danny Francis was an offensive juggernaut during his four years at Penn State Harrisburg, as evidenced by his 136 career points and 60 career goals; both totals stand as program records by a wide margin. The Pottstown, Pa. native was a four-time NEAC All-Conference selection, earning first-team honors in 2010 after picking up three consecutive second-team nods from 2007-09. Thanks to his efforts, the Lions secured three NEAC Tournament berths during his career, including a run to the conference championship game during his senior campaign. Francis holds the single-game records for points (8) and goals scored (4), as well as single-season benchmarks for points (46 - 2009) and markers (21 - 2009). His 12 game-winning goals stand as a program record and he ranks second all-time in career assists (16).
D: Shammah Gahomera
One of the most talented defensive players to wear the Blue & White, Shammah Gahomera was a key piece of Penn State Harrisburg's NEAC Championship victory and run to the NCAA Tournament in 2019. The Westbrook, Maine native was outstanding that fall and became the first player in program history to earn all-region honors of any kind when he was named a United Soccer Coaches (USC) All-Region Third-Team selection. He was named the NEAC Defensive Player of the Year for his efforts, while also earning ECAC and NEAC All-Conference First-Team recognition that season. The outside back ranks third all-time with 12 career assists and his seven helpers during the 2018 campaign is the fourth-highest single-season total in program history.
GK: Nick Guglielmetti
Nick Guglielmetti was the anchor of Penn State Harrisburg's stellar defensive unit that helped lead the 2019 squad to both a NEAC Championship and the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament berth. The goalkeeper is the Lions' career leader in shutouts (19), save percentage (.794), and goals against average (0.72). He also ranks second in career wins (21) and third in saves (108). His 15 wins and 12 shutouts in 2019 stand as single-season program records, while his 0.75 goals against averages in both 2018 and 2019 remain the top single-season marks in school history. The Rochester, Mich. native was particularly impressive during the 2019 campaign, as evidenced by his NEAC All-Conference First-Team accolade and ECAC All-Conference Second-Team honor. He also secured the 2019 NCAA Statistical Championship in the category of goalkeeper shutouts (12).
GK: Brandon Hoover
Another of the top goalkeepers in Penn State Harrisburg history, Brandon Hoover was instrumental to the 2014 team's historic campaign that included 14 victories and runs to the CAC Championship and ECAC South Tournament Championship Games. The Gap, Pa. native is the program's all-time leader in career wins (30) and saves (239), while his 15 shutouts rank second in school history. His 88 saves in 2014 are a single-season program record, as is his .822 save percentage during the same season. His 0.95 goals against average, eight shutouts, and 12 wins in 2014, as well as his 13 victories in 2016, are good enough to rank top-3 for Blue & White goalkeepers during a single season.
M: Ethan Hoover
Like his brother before him, Ethan Hoover left his mark across numerous statistical categories in the Penn State Harrisburg record book. His 45 career points are good enough to rank fourth all-time in program history, while his 17 markers stand as the fifth-best total during a career. His eight game-winning goals rank third in school history, while his three successful penalty kicks rank third all-time. The versatile midfielder also holds a share of the single-season record for game-winning goals with five in 2018. For his efforts, the Gap, Pa. native was named a CAC All-Conference Second-Team selection following his senior campaign.
F: Aaron Kline
Despite playing just two years for Penn State Harrisburg, Aaron Kline made a lasting impact on the program. The Myerstown, Pa. native was a major part of a memorable 2014 season that saw the Lions compete in both the CAC Championship and ECAC South Tournament Championship Games. He amassed 18 total points thanks to eight goals and a pair of assists that fall and was named a CAC All-Conference First-Team selection before earning ECAC All-Conference Second-Team recognition. While at Penn State Harrisburg, the forward netted nine goals, including three game-winning strikes, and added four assists to tally 22 total points.
F: Ian Lake
Another two year player who made an immediate impact, Ian Lake helped lead Penn State Harrisburg to back-to-back NEAC Championship Game appearances in 2010 and 2011. The Mechanicsburg, Pa. native holds a share of third place on the program's all-time scoring list with 18 career goals. He earned NEAC All-Conference First-Team honors following his senior season in 2011 after being named to the NEAC All-Conference Second Team the year prior. For his career, the forward tallied 41 total points behind 18 goals and five assists.
D: Kevin McCoy
An impact defender who helped Penn State Harrisburg reach the NEAC Championship Game during his junior season, Kevin McCoy was a key contributor for a unit that recorded a 1.40 goals allowed average during the 2011 campaign. The Bangor, Pa. native was especially strong during his senior year and helped lead the Lions back to the semifinal round of the NEAC Tournament. For his efforts, he was named to the NEAC All-Conference First Team in 2012.
F: Alex Panuccio
A three-year player for the Blue & White, Alex Panuccio's arrival at Penn State Harrisburg coincided with the program's rise to regional competitiveness beginning in 2014. That season, he helped lead the Lions to appearances in both the CAC Championship and ECAC South Tournament Championship Games. The Mechanicsburg, Pa. native was stout that fall, racking up 14 total points on six goals and a pair of helpers. For his efforts, he selected to the CAC All-Conference Second Team as a sophomore. The forward continued his strong play the next seasons and finished his career with 27 total points thanks to 11 markers and five assists.
F: Chase Vilga
During his four-year career, Chase Vilga's contributions to the program included runs to the 2014 CAC Championship and ECAC South Tournament Championship Games, three ECAC Tournament victories, and a pair of CAC Tournament wins. The forward ranks fourth all-time in program history with 44 total points, as well as fifth in career goals with 18. The Mount Joy, Pa. native was especially dangerous in 2017, as his 28 total points that fall is the fourth-best single-season total and his eight assists that season rank third among single-season outputs. Thanks to his stellar play that year, he was named a CAC All-Conference Second-Team selection.
M: Victor Weaver
One of the top offensive-minded midfielders ever to suit up for Penn State Harrisburg, Victor Weaver's name is all over the program's record book. His 22 career assists stand as a program record and in 2016, he set the single-season record for helpers with 10. The native of Escuintla, Guatemala ranks third all-time in total points with 48 and his excellent play helped guide the Lions to both the CAC Championship and ECAC South Tournament Championship Games in 2014, as well as a trio of ECAC Tournament appearances during his career. For his efforts, the talented midfielder earned back-to-back CAC All-Conference Second-Team accolades in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
Check back with athletics.hbg.psu.edu for the release of more all-decade teams in the coming weeks.