Men's Soccer Players Earn Regional Honors

December 10, 2010

Six members of the Middlebury College men’s soccer team were honored when the NSCAA announced its All-Region teams. Seniors Harrison Watkins (San Francisco, Calif.) and Jake Edwards (Easton, Conn.), along with juniors Tyler Macnee (Williston, Vt.), Tim Cahill (Glastonbury, Conn.) and Robbie Redmond (Manchester, Vt.) all earned first-team honors, while senior Carson Cornbrooks (Williston, Vt.) was named to the second-team. The group recently won the team’s third NESCAC Championship, advancing to the NCAA Quarterfinals with a final record of 16-4-1. The Middlebury seniors end their four-year career with 59 wins, more than any other group in school history.

Watkins, 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. He was also a District I second-team Academic All-American.

Edwards also earned 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. He was also a District I second-team Academic All-American.

The backstop of the Middlebury defense was Cahill, a first-team selection in goal. The junior ranked among the national leaders in goals against average this season, leading the NESCAC with a 0.53 GAA. He played all but 73 minutes in goal this season, owning a.825 save percentage with 12 shutouts. He did not allow a goal over the Panthers’ first seven games of the season and now has 18 career shutouts.

Macnee also earns a spot on the first-team, after being a first-team All-NESCAC selection this season. The former NESCAC Rookie of the Year led the team in scoring this season with six goals and three assists for 15 points. Macnee now owns 23 goals in 55 career games.

Redmond was a first-team selection, after taking in All-NESCAC honors for the second straight season at Middlebury. The midfielder scored in a 2-0 win at Castleton this season, earning assists in three different games. He owns 18 points in 58 games through three seasons as a Panther.

 Cornbrooks was named to the second-team, after earning the same honor from the NESCAC several weeks ago. He earned a goal in a win at Plymouth State this season, earning helpers in four different contests. Cornbrooks 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. He was also recently named a District I second-team Academic All-American.