Two soccer players earn postseason honors


Photo courtesy of Tyler Rodriguez

Madison Blonde dribbles against Le Moyne College, West Haven, Oct. 1, 2022.

With the conclusion of the 2022 men’s and women’s soccer seasons, the Northeast-10 (NE-10) Conference announced its end-of-the-year All-Conference teams. Both New Haven teams found players getting honored, recognizing their contributions this season.

On the men’s side, freshman midfielder Oskar Kvarneak earned All-Rookie honors after starting in 13 of the Chargers’ 15 games this fall. Over the course of the season, Kvarneak attempted 21 total shots with five of those coming on goal. While he didn’t connect on any of his attempts, his experience in the New Haven lineup will set the foundation moving forward for a Chargers team that struggled this season.

Kvarneak is the first freshman to earn these honors since Pau Santanach was named as Conference Rookie of the Year last season, before he elected to transfer.

For the women’s team, senior striker Madison Blonde concluded her stellar season by being named to the NE-10 All-Conference Second Team. It was well-deserved as Blonde finished the season with a career-high six goals, tying her for seventh most in the conference. She had one multi-goal game, coming against Pace this season, and another that was a game-winner. She also added two assists to her totals.

She was a consistent threat for the Chargers all season, at times carrying the load offensively as New Haven was able to string together some wins. With the recognition, Blonde concludes her career with the Chargers on a high note.

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