Zapata Named NEWMAC First-Team All-Conference

Zapata Named NEWMAC First-Team All-Conference

Boston, Mass. – For the second consecutive season, Clark University striker Oscar Zapata (Lima, Peru) has been named to the New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) all-conference first-team it was announced on Wednesday afternoon by Executive Director Patrick Summers.

The honor for Zapata is actually the third time he has earned all-conference recognition after collecting second-team honors as a freshman in 2011. He joins Lino Goncalves (2005-07) as the only two in program history to be named NEWMAC all-conference on three separate occasions.

Zapata truly saved his best season for his last, totaling nine goals and 18 points – both good for fifth in the conference. He scored both Scarlet and White goals in a 2-2 tie with Springfield (October 4), registered the game-winning goal in the 84th minute in the 2-1 win at Mount Ida (October 8) and then finished with a three-goal effort in a 4-1 win over Emmanuel College (October 20). He continued his incredible month of October by scoring two goals in a 3-0 win against Framingham State (October 29) in his final home contest.

He wrapped up his collegiate career in fourth on the school's all-time goals scored list (33) and seventh on the career points list (69).

In addition to his athletic accomplishments, Zapata was named to the New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference team for the second time in his career and was also named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District First-Team.

He will now await word later this month on whether or not he will become the school's fourth-ever Academic All-American.

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