Kevin Correa – Junior – Forward – St. Francis Brooklyn –
No player in the country had a greater impact on his team's success in a conference tournament than Correa whose productivity on the offensive side of the ball propelled the number four seeded St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers past number one seeded Central Connecticut State 2-0 in the semifinals of the Northeast Conference on Friday and past number three seeded Bryant 3-2 in the championship match. The title was the first for the Terriers since the 1998 season.
Correa's first goal against Central Connecticut was a left footed blast out of a free kick from the top of the box that found its way into the top right corner of the goal. His second goal was a right footed shot from the right side of the box into the left side of the goal after receiving a well played pass from teammate Gabriel Bagot. Terrier head coach Tom Giovatto stated, "Kevin (Correa) was brilliant for us this afternoon. He was able to score off his left, where he has been dangerous all season long and later finished a scoring chance with his right."
In the contest with Bryant, Correa used his left foot to bend in a shot out of a free kick from just outside the box. His second goal of the game, and fourth of the NEC tournament, came out of a free kick outside of the box that deflected off a defender into the left corner of the net.
Correa was named the Most Valuable Player of the NEC Tournament. Correa and his teammates now await the annoucement of the NCAA Tournament Selection Committe which is slated for Monday, November 18 at noon in order to learn who they will face in the NCAA Tournament. The first round of play is scheduled for Thursday, November 21.