McWoods, Errico Collect League Accolades
UMKC Athletics 11-7-2017
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Two UMKC men's soccer players received postseason honors from the Western Athletic Conference, as announced at the annual men's soccer banquet on Tuesday night. Senior forward Eric McWoods (St. Louis, Mo.) landed a spot on the All-WAC First Team, while sophomore goalkeeper Filippo Errico (Verona, Italy) was given an all-conference honorable mention.

McWoods saved his best season for last, as the captain led the team in goals (11), points (25), shots (62) and shots on goal (34), with three game-winning goals to go along with it. For a single season, McWoods landed himself in the UMKC record book – tying for the third-most in program history in goals, points and shots. For his two-year career, McWoods’ 15 goals are the 11th most by a Roo all time. During conference competition alone in 2017, the St. Louis, Mo., native scored eight goals, tabulated 33 shots and generated 17 points.

“Eric had an incredible season and his selection to the first team is a well-deserved honor,” head coach Rick Benben shared. “Eric has a tremendous work ethic and his performance throughout the season was awesome.”

Errico collected four clean sheets on the year which ranks in a tie for the sixth-most in a single season for a Roo. He also tied for the 10th-best goals against average (1.59) and finished sixth in program history in single season minutes played (1695:33) by a goalkeeper. During WAC play, the sophomore ranked third in saves (42), averaging 4.20 per contest.

“Filippo was on the top of his game the entire season,” Benben continued. “He was excellent in every aspect of the position – shot stopping, distribution and communication.”

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