Three Hamilton College men's soccer players were honored as the program recently announced its 2013 team awards. Leo Nizzi '14 received the Jacob Aron Shapiro '05 Memorial Award, Sam Reider '14 was given the Manfred von Schiller Prize and Buck Reynolds '15 was presented with the Coaches’ Award.
Nizzi was given the Jacob Aron Shapiro '05 Memorial Award, which is presented to the player who best exemplifies the qualities that Jacob held in great measure: a natural physical gift, a tenacious and joyful spirit, an affinity for competition and a fierce commitment to those around him. Nizzi scored five points this fall and led the Continentals with three assists. In 57 games he scored 24 points on four goals and 16 assists; his 16 assists is the program’s second-highest career total.
Reider was presented the Manfred von Schiller Prize, which is given in honor of Manfred von Schiller, (who served as the program’s coach from 1959 to 1998) to a player who displays team spirit, leadership and integrity and Reynolds received the Coaches’ Award, which is given to the team's most valuable player. Reider and Reynolds both played in 13 games, helping Hamilton’s defense record a goals-against average of 1.28. Reynolds earned second-team all-conference honors from the NESCAC.