Watkins, Edwards & Cornbrooks Earns Academic Honors

December 1, 2010

Middlebury College men’s soccer seniors Harrison Watkins (San Francisco, Calif.), Jake Edwards (Easton, Conn.) and Carson Cornbrooks (Williston, Vt.) have been named District I second-team Academic All-American by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors Association). The Panthers recently completed a 16-4-1 season, capturing their third NESCAC Championship before advancing to the NCAA Quarterfinals.

Watkins earns the honor with a 3.42 GPA as a psychology major at Middlebury. The NESCAC Player of the Year is also a two-time first-team All-NESCAC selection, earning All-American honors a year ago. He was part of a defense that has allowed a league-low seven goals during the regular season, while also tallying five times. The Panthers ended the year with a 0.51 goals against average.

Edwards is a history/economics major at Middlebury with a 3.40 GPA. He was also a first-team All-NESCAC selection after another impressive season on the Panther defense. He finished the season with a team-high seven assists, tying him for fourth among his NESCAC peers. He also scored three goals and was tied for second on the team with 13 points. Edwards tied the school record with three assists in a game earlier this season, owning 14 over the past two years.

Cornbrooks earns a spot on the team in the midfield, owning a 3.66 GPA as an environmental studies/conservation biology major at Middlebury. Earlier this season, he earned second-team All-NESCAC honors for the Panthers. He earned a goal in a win at Plymouth State this season, earning helpers in four different contests. Cornbrooks has played in all 81 games since arriving on campus in the fall of ’07. He owns seven goals and 11 assists for 25 career points.