Friday, December 17, 2010

Three from Men's Soccer Named NCAA DIII All-New England


Gordon senior-captain Matt Horth (Akron, Ohio), junior Micah Linn (Germantown, Tennessee), and freshman Andrew Vandervoort (Memphis, Tennessee) have been named by the National Soccer Coaches' Association of America (NSCAA) to the NCAA Division III All-New England Team for their play throughout the 2010 soccer season. Horth was selected to the First Team for the second consecutive year while Linn and Vandervoort earned their first All-New England recognitions as members of the Second Team.

Horth receives the First Team honor following a four-year career as one of Gordon’s all-time leading scorers. Linn anchored a Gordon defense which gave up only eight goals over the whole season, while in his rookie debut Vandervoort shared the lead in goals-scored with eight on the year.

“I’m happy for Micah, Matt and Vandy, but the biggest honor goes to the guys who work just as hard every day and never get recognized for it,” said head coach Jake DeClute. “Our program is 100 percent based on team. Anytime a person is selected out of a team for individual recognition, you take him out of the context that allowed him to perform. We are a collective unit, and you cannot pull apart a collective unit—any individual success we had this year is because of the team. For every guy who gets an award, there are 26 other guys in our program who deserve just as much credit.”

The Scots finished the season as The Commonwealth Coast Conference Runner-Up after compiling a 10-4-6 overall, 8-1-4 conference record.

Go here to read the full press release from the TCCC.

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