As we approach the holiday season and the New Year, we will take a look back at the Top Ten moments in Coast Guard Academy Athletics during the 2017 year.
We have compiled a list and will unveil one a day for the next 10 weekdays and culminating with the announcement of the top moment on December 29th.
We hope you all enjoy the holiday season and Merry Christmas!
TOP MOMENT #5 – Austin Read Earns Trio of Honors
Senior Austin Read was named CoSIDA first team Academic All-American, named to the United Soccer Coaches (previously NSCAA) NCAA Division III Men's All-New England Second Team and was the NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Year to cap his brilliant career.
Read also took part in the NEISL Senior Bowl after leading the Bears to their first 10 win season since 2014.
He earned NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Year honors after a stellar season anchoring the Bears back four. He led a Coast Guard defense that was 12th in the nation in shutout percentage (.611), second in the conference and 18th in the nation in goals against average (0.58) and second in the conference in total shutouts (11). Read is a three time All-NEWMAC and NEWMAC All-Academic selection. He has started 71 of 73 games in his collegiate career tallying 26 points on 12 goals and two assists.