Klukowski and Tyrie Selected to Play in NEISL Senior All-Star Game

Senior captains Yan Klukowski and David Tyrie were selected to participate in the New England Intercollegiate Soccer League Senior All-Star Game. Both four year starters, Klukowski and Tyrie will join 14 other Division I players chosen to play in the match. The game features players from all NCAA Divisions and will be played at Clark University in Worcester, MA on Saturday May 2 at 2:00 p.m.

Klukowski and Tyrie capped off wonderful careers, highlighted by last season's Northeast Conference Championship and NCAA run, with this prestigious honor. Klukowski was named to the All-Northeast Conference team every year of his career and was selected as the NEC Rookie of the Year in 2005. The Wiltshire, England native led the Blue Devils in his final season with eight goals, five assists and 21 total points. Klukowski also earned All-North Atlantic Region honors for the third straight year in 2008. The accolades were presented by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and Adidas.

During his senior campaign Tyrie received first team All-NEC honors for the third straight year as a Blue Devil. As the defensive leader of CCSU, Tyrie was named NEC Defensive Player of the Year and NEC Tournament MVP a season ago. In this, his final season in New Britain, the daunting defender tallied five goals out of the back. Directing traffic as the Blue Devils' central defender, the Norwich-Norfolk, England native led the team to six shutouts this season. In 2008 Tyrie was also named to the NSCAA/Adidas All-Region team for the third year in a row.