EDISON, N.J. – The Monmouth University men have placed five student-athletes on the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 40th anniversary team, the conference announced Tuesday morning.
Goalkeeper Eric Klenofsky, defender David Acuña Camacho, defender Matt Jeffery, forward David Nigro, and defender Emmanuel Senyah Agyemang were honored.
The Hawks joined the conference in 2013 and have earned two regular season championships (2013, 2015) and a MAAC tournament championship (2014).
Klenofsky’s (2013-16) career accolades include two-time All-Region, two-time MAAC goalkeeper of the year, 2015 All-MAAC first team, three-time All-MAAC second team, and 2013 MAAC all-rookie team. He ranks third in program history for goals-against average and save percentage. The Lincoln Park, N.J. native was the 2013 and 2014 NCAA Division I statistical champion in GAA. Klenofsky’s 36 career wins are the second most in conference history. He ended his Monmouth career with 32 shutouts. In 2017, he was drafted by D.C United of the MLS and plays for Toronto FC II in the USL.
Acuña Camacho (2013-15) was named MAAC defensive player of the year in 2015 after finishing with three goals, including two game-winners, and six assists. He also earned the Soccer News Net College Boot Supporter’s Choice Award, All-Northeast Region second team, ECAC all-star, All-MAAC first team and MAAC All-Academic Team honors in his senior campaign. Acuña Camacho played three of his four seasons in the MAAC, starting all 78 of his games with four goals and 10 assists. The Heredia, Costa Rica native played a pivotal role in the defense’s NCAA Division I statistical championships in goals-against average in 2013 and 2014.
Jeffery (2013-14) won back-to-back MAAC defensive player of the year honors in 2013 and 2014. As a junior, he earned NSCAA All-North Atlantic Region first team, All-ECAC second team, All-MAAC first team and All-MAAC championship team honors after playing center back on a defense that limited opponents to a 0.80 GAA and MAAC foes to a 0.25 GAA. As a senior, he earned NSCAA All-Northeast Region first team, All-MAAC first team, All-ECAC second team and a Soccer News Net College Boot Nominee en route to his selection in the fourth round of the MLS SuperDraft (78th overall) by the Colorado Rapids.
Nigro (2013-16) joined the Hawks in their first MAAC season and recorded 18 career goals and 15 assists. He played in 79 career games, including 69 starts. Nigro ended his career with two All-MAAC first Ttam honors after an All-MAAC second team achievement as a sophomore. In 2014, he scored the game-winning goal in double extrtime of the MAAC championship game against Fairfield University. The Marlboro, N.J. native scored five goals in three consecutive seasons, and led the team with eight assists as a senior.
Agyemang (2013-14) played two years in the conference, anchoring a defense that won NCAA Division I statistical championships in goals-against average both times. He earned All-MAAC first team accolades during his junior season, starting all 18 games. Agyemang capped off his career with a MAAC championship in 2014, winning MVP to go along with NSCAA All-Northeast Region third team and All-MAAC second team honors. The Ghana native scored three goals in his senior season, including equalizers in both the MAAC championship game against Fairfield and NCAA Division I tournament first round against Xavier University.