PAWTUCKET, R.I.--Keene State College junior midfielder Emmanuel Smith was named First Team All-Little East Conference, the league office announced today.
Smith (Concord, N.H.) was the Owls' star player as Keene State won their first Little East Conference tournament championship since 2010. Starting all 21 games, he led the team with 12 goals and 10 assists, notching the game winning goal five times. He scored in three straight games to open the season, and netted the game winning goal in the LEC Championship game against Eastern Connecticut State University, with the lone tally of the contest coming in the 75th minute.
The season continues for the Owls when they host No. 25 Ithaca College in the opening round of the NCAA tournament at Dr. Ron Butcher Field on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.