Bush Named All-American - All-N.E. Honors Announced

December 17, 2008

Six members of the Middlebury College men's soccer team were honored when the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) named its All-New England and All-American teams. Senior Brian Bush (Madison, Wis.) was a first-team All-American selection, while also holding first-team All-N.E. honors, while senior Allen Bourdon (Lyme, N.H.) earned first-team All-N.E. honors. Earning second-team New England honors were senior Corey Moffat (Berkeley, Calif.) and junior Colin Nangle (Westport, Conn.), rookie Tyler Macnee (Williston, Vt.) earned a spot on the third team, while senior Baer Fisher (Kenilworth, Ill.) was a fourth-team selection. The group helped lead the Panthers to a 15-2-4 record with a trip to the NESCAC finals and the NCAA Sectionals.

Bush earns first-team All-American honors in goal for the second consecutive season. The senior keeper was also named the NESCAC Player of the Year earlier this fall. Bush ended the season leading the NESCAC with a 0.37 goals against average, while ranking second with aN .873 save percentage. He ended the season with a dozen shutouts, giving him 25 in the last two years and 26 in his career, a new Middlebury record. He ends his career with a school-record 0.35 GAA, allowing just 15 goals in almost 4,000 minutes of play.

Bourdon patrolled the midfield this season for the Panthers, turning in an impressive performance. The senior scored twice in the team's 2-0 win at Colby-Sawyer, while assisting on the game-winner in overtime in the Panthers 2-1 win over Norwich on October 22nd. The senior ends his career with 51 games played.

Moffat and Nangle have anchored a stingy Middlebury defense this season, helping the team to allow a NESCAC-best 0.36 goals/game this season. The duo helped lead the squad to 14 shutouts this season, including five straight during one stretch.

Macnee led the team in scoring with 13 goals in 21 games in '08, to go along with a pair of assists. He ended the year second in the NESCAC with .62 goals/game, while ranking fourth with 1.33 points/game. Macnee scored one goal in his first three games at Middlebury, before scoring in six straight games, including two at Colby and at Plymouth State.

Fisher completes his career at Middlebury tied for first on the school's all-time assists list with 22. The senior may have played in more games than any other player in school history, taking part in 75 contests over his past four seasons, with 15 goals scored. He led the team in '08 with seven helpers, ranking him eighth in the NESCAC with .33/game.