Middlebury

Watkins & Cahill Earn All-American Honors

January 3, 2011

Middlebury College men’s soccer players Harrison Watkins (San Francisco, Calif.) and Tim Cahill (Glastonbury, Conn.) have both been named All-Americans by the NSCAA. The duo won the team’s third NESCAC Championship this fall, advancing to the NCAA Quarterfinals with a final record of 16-4-1. Watkins and the rest of the Middlebury seniors end their four-year career with 59 wins, more than any other group in school history.

Watkins earns first-team honors for the second consecutive season. The two-time first-team All-NESCAC selection was also named the NESCAC Player of the Year this fall. He was part of a defense that has allowed a league-low seven goals during the regular season, while also tallying five times. Watkins earned 11 goals and a pair of helpers during his career at Middlebury, including three game-winners in ’09. He was also a District I second-team Academic All-American as well as an All-NESCAC Academic selection.

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The backstop of the Middlebury defense was Cahill, a second-team All-American 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 an .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 in two seasons as a starter.