by MASL News Release

ONTARIO, California (April 14, 2020) – The Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) today announced St. Louis Ambush Forward Duduca Carvalho as the recipient of the MASL Rookie of the Year for the 2019-2020 season. 

Duduca, a 6’1” target forward from Pesqueira, Brazil, brought a physical presence to the Ambush offense finishing 2nd on the team in scoring with 20 goals and 9 assists in 21 games played in his 1st MASL season. He led the team with 5 Power Play Goals.

Each active MASL player, head coach, and one member of each team front office were invited to submit one ballot. Voting was based on the regular season performances.

Calculating the 1st, 2nd and 3rd All-MASL Teams are based on a point system. Players receive three points for a 1st team vote, two points for the 2nd team, and one point for a 3rd team vote. The highest number of points is then calculated to determine three Forward/Midfielders in each team, then two Defenders, and one GK. In case of a tie in points, it is determined by who had more 1st team votes, then 2nd team. The All-Rookie Team is selected by the highest total votes by position (F, M/F, D, GK). Individual Major Awards are based on the highest number of total votes. Tiebreakers go to the player with the most all league points or it can be determined a tie. 

2019-2020 Voting Ballots Submitted:
Head Coaches 6.67%
Players 87.14%
Team Staff 6.19%           


F – Duduca Carvalho – St. Louis Ambush

The Coach of the Year Nominees will be announced later today at noon PT / 3 pm ET.

The Remaining 2019-2020 MASL Awards Schedule of Announcements:

Wednesday, April 15 - Coach of the Year Award and Goalkeeper of Year Nominees

Thursday, April 16 - Goalkeeper of the Year Award and Defender of the Year Nominees

Friday, April 17 - Defender of the Year Award and MVP Nominees

Saturday, April 18 - MVP Award