2015 D3soccer.com Men's All-America teams
|(l. to r.) Forward of the Year Sean Bingham, Midfielder of the Year Logan Andryk, Defender of the Year Tom Carwile, and Goalkeeper of the Year Thomas Bull.|
D3soccer.com has announced its 2015 men's All-America teams. The teams were chosen by D3soccer.com staff, Division III soccer coaches and sports information directors from a field of over 400 nominations. This is the sixth year that D3soccer.com has recognized the top men's and women's players from across the nation.
The three men's All-America teams are comprised of thirty-three total players representing twenty-four schools. Seven of this year's honorees are repeat selections, two of which are being honored for the third straight year. Three standouts have been selected to the first team for the second year in a row.
Senior Sean Bingham from Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the D3soccer.com Forward of the Year. Bingham spearheaded MIT's attack with 21 goals and 12 assists, leading the Engineers to one of the program's best seasons ever with a 18-3-1 mark and trip to the NCAA Sweet 16. Matching his tally from 2013, Bingham tied for fourth for most goals in the nation and was also fourth in total points with 54. His eight game-winners led the nation (tied), with none bigger than the sudden-victory overtime header that beat Bowdoin in the NCAA second round and sent the Engineers into the Sweet 16. A hat trick in his first game of the season made the four-year starter the program leader in career goals before rewriting the career points mark a few games later. Bingham was named NEWMAC Athlete of the Year for the second time, having also won the honor in 2013.
D3soccer.com Midfielder of the Year is Logan Andryk from Milwaukee School of Engineering. A repeat first team selection, the senior was instrumental in the Raiders capturing back-to-back NACC tournament championships, breaking Dominican's stranglehold on the conference title and gaining the first two NCAA tournament berths in program history. The four year starter scored a career-best 21 goals and was credited with 17 assists, both fourth best in the nation, for a nation-leading 59 points. Seven of Andryk's tallies were game-winners but the midfielder's leadership has been equally vital for the Raiders. His career totals of 60 assists and 182 points rank fifth and 20th all-time in Division III men's soccer. Andryk was named the NACC Offensive Player of the Year for the third straight season.
With his first All-American selection, senior Tom Carwile from Trinity University (Texas) has also earned D3soccer.com Defender of the Year honors. Carwile anchored a Tiger defense that limited opponents to just 4.0 shots-on-goal per game, contributing to a 0.35 team goals-against-average, third best in the nation, and 18 shutouts, second most nationally. Carwile, the Tigers' penalty kick taker, was also a major contributor to Trinity's offense, scoring nine times—four with his head, four from the spot. His two game-winning penalty kicks and a game-winning free-kick goal and assist on an overtime score, sandwiched around a shutout of Brandeis, helped the Tigers open the season 5-0. In total, Carwile was credited with seven game-winning tallies. He was elected SCAC Defensive Player of the Year in addition to his third straight All-SCAC First Team honor.
The D3soccer.com Goalkeeper of the Year award goes to Amherst College's Thomas Bull. Facing an average of 3.7 shots-on-goal per game, the senior dealt with almost everything, posting a nation-leading and career-best .936 save percentage which contributed to a national-best 0.23 goals-against-average. Having started every game since arriving on campus four years ago, Bull played every single minute of Amherst's national championship campaign. In the NCAA tournament, Bull registered shutouts in four straight games, before conceding a single goal in the final, and in doing so broke the Division III men's record for career shutouts, setting the new mark at 50. His career 0.40 GAA is seventh-best (tied) all-time. Bull was named First Team All-NESCAC for the second time with a second team honor in between.
The D3soccer.com Coach of the Year is Justin Serpone of Amherst College. In his ninth season at the helm, Serpone guided the Lord Jeffs to a 18-1-2 record and their first-ever national championship. After NCAA appearances in his first eight campaigns that included seven Sweet 16 berths, three Elite 8 appearances and a Final Four run, this year's quest to finally claim a national title began with a 14-game unbeaten streak. A loss and a tie in back-to-back games cost Serpone's team a shot at their fifth NESCAC championship under his tutelage, but his team bounced back with a 4-0-1 tournament run to the title.
|2015 MEN'S PLAYERS OF THE YEAR|
|Forward of the Year: Sean Bingham (Sr.), MIT|
|Midfielder of the Year: Logan Andryk (Sr.), Milwaukee Engr.|
|Defender of the Year: Tom Carwile (Sr.), Trinity (Texas)|
|Goalkeeper of the Year: Thomas Bull (Sr.), Amherst|
|2015 MEN'S ALL-AMERICANS|
|M||Logan Andryk *||Sr.||Milwaukee Engr.|
|M||Marshall Hollingsworth **||Sr.||Wheaton (Ill.)|
|D||Tom Carwile||Sr.||Trinity (Texas)|
|D||Conor Lanahan *||Sr.||Brandeis|
|D||Jared Van Brunt||Sr.||Oneonta State|
|F||Austin Juniet||Sr.||Thomas More|
|M||Pedram Tahmi-Masoleh||Jr.||North Park|
|M||Damian Bziukiewicz||Sr.||Montclair State|
|D||Harry Copeland **||Sr.||St. Lawrence|
|D||Kyle Goodwin||So.||Montclair State|
|F||Mike Ryan *||Sr.||Rutgers-Camden|
|F||Brian Schaefer||Sr.||Ohio Wesleyan|
|M||Lonnie Barnes||Sr.||Ohio Wesleyan|
|M||Dylan Williams *||Sr.||Oneonta State|
|M||Chris Cvecko||Sr.||Case Western|
|D||Matt Sherr *||Sr.||Emory|
|GK||Chad Margotta||Sr.||Trinity (Texas)|
|* previous D3soccer.com All-America honors|
|2015 MEN'S COACH OF THE YEAR|
|Justin Serpone, Amherst (18-1-2) - 2015 National Champions|