Four Men's Soccer Players Earn NESCAC Honors

November 12, 2009

Four members of the Middlebury College men's soccer team earned NESCAC honors when the league announced its All-Conference selections today. Senior Colin Nangle (Westport, Conn.), junior Harrison Watkins (San Francisco, Calif.) and sophomore Robbie Redmond (Morristown, N.J.) earned first-team honors, while junior Jake Edwards (Easton, Conn.) was named to the second team. The group helped lead the Panthers to a 10-5-2 season with a trip to the NESCAC Championship game.

Three Middlebury defenders earned NESCAC honors, as they anchored a Panther defense that allowed just 0.86 goals/game this season. Middlebury earned seven shutouts in '09, winning five of its last six games and seven of nine.

Nangle earns a spot on the first-team for the second-straight season in the back for the Panthers. He started all 17 games for Middlebury, playing in 70 games in his career. Nangle's lone tally came during his rookie season, while he ended his career with seven total points.

Watkins earned first-team honors as well, playing in a dozen games this season with five lost due to injury. The junior had a nose for the ball on restarts this season, scoring a team-high five goals, all of them coming on set plays. Watkins scored all five goals in the final five games of the season, including three-game winners. He has now played in 44 games through three years with 14 points.

The person on the other side of several of those goals was Edwards, who earned second-team All-NESCAC honors. The junior took a majority of the team's free kicks this season, pacing the squad with a team-high seven assists this season, placing him third in the NESCAC (.41/game). Edwards ended the season with an assist in each of the last four games, giving him 11 career points in 53 games.

Redmond earned first-team honors in the midfield for the Panthers. The sophomore started all 17 games, netting four goals on the year with tallies coming against Colby-Sawyer, Trinity, Connecticut College and Williams. He ended the year tied for second on the team with his four makers, one of them a game-winner. Redmond scored a pair of goals a year ago and now has six in 37 career games.