May 13, 2010
QUEENS, N.Y. -
St. John’s senior Tom Manes and sophomore Harry Kutner were named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team, as announced by the conference office today.
Manes, a native of Philadelphia, Pa., led the team with 13 assists and tied Kutner for the team lead in points with 26. Manes tallied eight of his 13 assists against conference opponents and seven of his 13 goals came against the BIG EAST.
A fifth-year captain in the midfield, Manes had a flair for the dramatic this season. He scored the game-tying goal against Vermont with 25 seconds remaining which led to an emotional overtime win for St. John’s. Manes also scored four goals and one assist, including the game-winner with 1:50 left, when the Red Storm knocked off Rutgers for the team’s first BIG EAST win. Manes earned BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week honors for that performance.
Manes finishes his career with 32 goals and 44 assists, making him sixth all-time in St. John’s history for assists.
Kutner, an attacker hailing from Garden City, N.Y., led St. John’s with 20 goals and tied for the team lead in total points with 26. He entered the 2010 season as St. John’s top returning scorer and put up consistent numbers all year. Kutner recorded at least one point in every game but one, and was selected to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll twice.
Kutner recorded hat tricks twice this season, against Holy Cross and Providence. He scored a season-best four goals against the Friars, with three of them coming in the first half, as St. John’s rolled to a 13-5 win.
Through his first two years at St. John’s, Kutner has now tallied 33 goals and 17 assists.
This year marks the first time since reinstatement that two Red Storm players made the year-end All-Conference teams.