Celtics honor four seniors who started men’s soccer program

Kristin Seamon -


The Carlow men’s soccer team celebrated Senior Day during its final match of the season Saturday, Oct. 28 against Point Park, at Highmark Stadium.

The Celtics fell to the Pioneers, 5-1, ending the second season of men’s soccer at Carlow.

Before the match, four seniors who laid the foundation for the new program were honored. The group led Carlow to five victories, including their first River States Conference victory, in 2016.

Nai Mayen, a criminal justice and psychology major from Syracuse, N.Y., served as a team captain and ended his career as Carlow’s leading scorer, netting six goals. He will also compete on Carlow’s inaugural track and field team this spring.

Dan Nicolaus, a biology major from Gainesville, Fla., was the first signee for Carlow men’s soccer. He was a team captain and the heart of the Celtics’ defense, and also scored two goals and one assist.

Cameron Stablein, a media and communication major from Pittsburgh, Pa., played midfield and scored three goals and had one assist.

Zack Taylor, a graduate student studying for a Masters of Fraud and Forensics, played defense and goalkeeper for Carlow. A team captain, Taylor scored three goals in the 2017 season and also made 24 saves in three games in goal.

Against Point Park on Saturday, the Pioneers scored the first goal in the 26th minute, and Colt Zappa (SO/Pittsburgh, Pa.) tied the game less than a minute later with his second goal of the season.

However, Point Park (11-5, 6-3) went on to take a 4-1 lead by halftime, adding the final tally after the break. The Pioneers, who are ranked fifth in the RSC, took nine corner kicks to Carlow’s one and earned 22 shots while the Celtics (0-15-2/0-8-1) took nine.

Wyatt Schueler (FR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) made 10 saves in net for the Celtics. 

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