Bazzini and Hallberg Named to United Soccer Coaches Region II First and Third Team

United Soccer Coaches - WPI Men's Soccer 2021

WORCESTER – WPI men's soccer junior Franco Bazzini (San Juan, PR) was named to the United Soccer Coaches Region II first team and senior Evan Hallberg (Glocester, RI) was named to the third team.

Bazzini played in every contest for WPI totaling seven of the team's 30 goals, ranking fourth in the NEWMAC for the season as he earned a spot on the NEWMAC all-conference first team. In the first three games of the season, the forward clinched a trio of game-winning goals, including a thrilling-overtime mark over Brandeis to secure the victory.

The junior forward ranked second in league total points with 18 on 39 shots with 22 reaching frame calculating a .564 shot-on-goal mark with six game-winners. The most recent game-winning goal by Bazzini came in overtime at MIT in the final matchup of the regular season that propelled the Engineers to a NEWMAC Men's Soccer Tournament berth.

Hallberg earned the starting nod in 15 games for WPI contributing to the 0.90 goals-against average and seven total shutouts this season for the program. Hallberg, who was WPI Athletics Male Freshman of the Year after the 2018 season, made a successful comeback after missing the 2019 campaign due to injury and the cancellation of the 2020 season due to COVID.

2021 NCAA Division III Men's All-Region Teams