Blast Defender Marco Nascimento Named to Team
KANSAS CITY (March 13, 2018) – The Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) announced today the first set of postseason awards for the 2017-2018 season, the All-Rookie Team and All-Rookie Honorable Mention. To be eligible for the All-Rookie Team, a player must not have played in more than five games in the MASL, the MISL or the PASL. Blast defender Marco Nascimento was named to the team.
Nascimento is the 12th Blast player named to the All-Rookie team in the last 15 seasons. Nascimento appeared in all 22 games this season, recording 10 points on seven goals and three assists. He also recorded eight blocked shots on the season.
Each team in the MASL was invited to submit a vote from their General Manager or Head Coach for the MASL post-season awards.
The MASL will continue to award postseason honors this week, with the All-MASL 2nd Team, 3rd Team and Honorable Mention awards on Wednesday, March 14 and 1st Team All-MASL on Thursday, March 15.
The Blast will host the Milwaukee Wave in the Eastern Conference Final on Friday, March 16th at 7:35 p.m. at SECU Arena. Tickets are on sale now. Contact the Blast office at 410-732-5278 or go to ticketmaster.com to purchase tickets.
MASL ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
GK – Rainer Hauss (Cedar Rapids Rampage)
D – Marco Nascimento (Baltimore Blast)
D – Manuel Aragon (Soles de Sonora)
M – Philip Lund (Tacoma Stars)
F – Adrian Perez (Ontario Fury)
F – Edgar González (Monterrey Flash)
MASL ALL-ROOKIE HONORABLE MENTION
Hugo Puentes (El Paso Coyotes), Juan de Dios Ibarra (Monterrey Flash), James Togbah (Kansas City Comets), Liam Callahan (Syracuse Silver Knights), Paulo Nascimento (St Louis Ambush), Diego Salas (El Paso Coyotes), Danny Diprima (Harrisburg Heat), Mohamed Kenawy (Cedar Rapids Rampage), Salvador Luna (RGV Barracudas), Lacuas Ayala (Monterrey Flash), Ouday Belhadj (Ontario Fury), Adam James (Kansas City Comets)