Men's Soccer Players Named All-NESCAC

November 10, 2005

11/10/05 - Three members of the <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury College men's soccer team were named first-team All-NESCAC selections today. Senior Derek Cece (Williamstown, Mass.), along with juniors John Sales (Downington, Pa.) and Zack Toth (Carlisle, Mass.) were all honored. The three helped lead Middlebury to a 10-4-1 record and a trip to the NESCAC semifinals.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Cece is a first-team choice for the second consecutive season. The senior anchored a Middlebury defense this season that allowed just 0.59 goals/game, including a scoreless streak of almost 600 minutes. Cece also was in on the offense this season, ranking third on the team with five goals, including a pair of game-winners. He ends his career with nine goals and three assists for 21 points.

Sales earns first-team honors after being a member of the second-team for the previous two seasons. The junior spent most of the season in the midfield, scoring a goal in the season-opening win over Connecticut College. He now has 10 goals and four assists in his first three seasons at Middlebury.

Toth was impressive in his first year as a starter. He led the NESCAC and was among the nation's leaders all season with a 0.61 GAA. The junior also boasted eight shutouts as well as a 596:30 scoreless streak early in the season. He made 58 saves while also earning an assist with a lengthy punt against Colby-Sawyer.