THREE MEN'S SOCCER ATHLETES HONORED AS NSCAA SCHOLAR SELECTIONS

KANSAS CITY, KAN. -  Juniors Colin O'Donnell (Springfield, Mass.), Joe Corsello (York, Maine) and Robin Gerum (Kullavik, Sweden) have been selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar All-East Region team.

O'Donnell, who was named to the NSCAA Scholar All-East Region first team, was a rock in net for the ‘Cats this season, ranking first in the conference in goals against average and save percentage with marks of 0.76 and .831, respectively. He also compiled 59 saves this year, a total that ranked sixth in the conference.

Such on the field accomplishments earned him an America East All-Conference first team selection, as well as the conference's Goalkeeper of the Year award.

O'Donnell, an Occupational Therapy major, was selected as a member of the America East Academic Honor Roll in 2008 and has carried his academic success into this year, posting an overall 3.34 grade point average.

As for Corsello, he was selected as an NSCAA honorable mention, playing in all 18 games for the ‘Cats including 16 starts this season, tallying one assist, while posting 10 shots. Corsello notched the assist off a corner kick, as he maneuvered a ball into the box, setting up Josh Bronner (Belchertown, Mass.) with a goal in the 23rd minute to propel the Wildcats to their third straight win in a 4-1 victory over Hartford on Oct. 15.

Corsello was recently named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-American first-team for District 1. He is an environmental engineering major, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.76 at UNH. He was named to the 2008 America East Commissioner's Honor Roll and was selected as a member of the 2007 America East Academic Honor Roll. In addition, he was also presented the H. Richard Sandler Award for academic achievement at the 2008 team banquet.

Gerum was also named an NSCAA honorable mention, playing in 18 games for the ‘Cats, including 17 starts this year, tallying one goal and one assist, while posting six shots. Gerum scored his first goal of the season in dramatic fashion as it led to a 1-0 victory over the University of Vermont on Oct. 17.

Gerum, who was named to the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll last year, is a Business Administration major and has a 3.74 grade point average at UNH. 

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