January 8, 2013
MENíS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Philly Soccer News honors Templeís Martinelli
Temple midfielder Jared Martinelli has been named the Philly Soccer News Menís College Player of the Year. He also is among the finalists for the Soccer News Net College Boot, awarded to the national player of the year.
|Jared Martinelli is the Philly Soccer News Menís College Player of the Year.
photo by Mitchell Leff, courtesy Temple Athletic Communications
The nominations included athletes playing at colleges within the siteís coverage area, as well as athletes from the area playing collegiately elsewhere in the country.
Martinelli, a four-time A-10 Rookie of the Week and two-time Philly Soccer News College Player of the Week this season, scored 28 points in 2012, tied for eighth all-time for most points in a single season at Temple. The midfielder from Mechanicsburg, Pa. was ranked third in the nation for most points by a freshman through the regular season. Of his 28 points, 18 came from his nine goals, the most for an Owl since 2003 and is the third-most by first-year player at Temple. Five of his goals were game-winners, delivering half of the team's total wins. Martinelli became the third player in Temple history to notch double figures in the assists category when he tallied his 10th in the Owls' A-10 Tournament berth victory at La Salle on Oct. 28.
Previous winners of the Philly Soccer News Menís College Player of the Year were: 2007-- Mike Seamon, Villanova; 2008-- Drew Healy, Penn; 2009--Conor OíBrien, Bucknell; 2010-- Corey Hertzog, Penn State; 2011óAndrew Wenger, Duke