|Title:||Class of 2013|
Justin Vallas ’05 was a sensational forward on the men’s soccer and ice hockey teams who helped lead the Lancers to postseason runs in both sports.
As a three-time All-MASCAC men’s soccer pick, Vallas was instrumental in aiding the Blue and Gold to three consecutive MASCAC Regular Season and Tournament titles and a trio of NCAA Division III Tournament berths – which included an appearance in the National Sectional Semifinals during the 2001 campaign as a sophomore.
En route to MASCAC Player of the Year and Third Team All-New England accolades in 2003, Vallas led the league in goals (15) and points (35) as he chipped in a pair of goals in a 3-0 triumph over Westfield State in the MASCAC Tournament semifinals.
While also doubling as a men’s ice hockey player, Vallas collected ECAC Northeast All-Conference nods on two occasions. For helping lead his squad to the ECAC Northeast Tournament in 2000-01, he was honored as the ECAC Northeast and MASCAC Rookie of the Year.
In addition to earning the male Worcester State senior-athlete award in his final semester, Vallas ended his stellar soccer career with 40 goals and 14 assists for 94 points, which is third on the all-time scoring list. As a two-time ice hockey captain, Vallas scooped in 48 goals and dished out 41 assists for a total of 89 points – a mark that is among the top 25 in program history.