During the summer months, we want to take a look back at some of the outstanding accomplishments and special moments from the 2017-18 athletic seasons and revisit those events that each of our 25 teams celebrated this year.
We hope you enjoy looking back at the great accomplishments by our cadet-athletes and teams. We will go in alphabetical order today we highlight men's soccer. Next up on Monday, will be women's soccer.
READ COLLECTS NUMEROUS POSTSEASON HONORS
Senior Austin Read won several posts season honors this year. He was named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Defensive Player of the Year and a first team All-conference selection. He was selected to the 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America™ Men's Soccer First Team and was named a United Soccer Coaches Division III Scholar All-America second team selection.
Read, an Electrical Engineering major, earned NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Year honors after a stellar season anchoring the Bears back four. 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.
Read was also a United Soccer Coaches (previously NSCAA) NCAA Division III Men's -New England Second Team selection and took part in the NEISL Senior Bowl after leading the Bears to their first 10 win season since 2014.
TRIO EARN ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS
Senior Austin Read was named New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Defensive Player of the Year while senior Ryan Dandan was named first team All-NEWMAC and senior Luke Telang was selected to the second team. Dandan was a key facilitator in the middle of the Coast Guard offense. He finished the year with one goal and four assists giving him 29 points for his career (eight goals, 13 assists). Dandan was a second team All-NEWMAC selection in 2016. Telang earned second team All-NEWMAC honors for the first time in career after scoring four goals and adding on assist this season. He was a spark for the Coast Guard offense all season and notched two game winning goals in 2017. Telang finishes his career with 35 points amazing 14 goals and seven assists. The three seniors combined for 37 wins, three NEWMAC Tournament appearances and one NCAA Tournament selection.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Coast Guard defense was 12th in the nation in shutout percentage (.611), second in the NEWMAC, 18th in the nation in goals against average (0.58) and second in the conference in total shutouts (11).