Men's Soccer Players Honored at Annual Awards Banquet
|2011 Award Winners|
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men's soccer team honored its players at their annual awards banquet on Sunday, April 22 at Holloway Commons
The senior class consisting of Brad Hilton (Merrimack, N.H.), Alex Russell (Harrisburg, Pa.) and Caleb Shaw (Hampton, N.H.) were among the honorees for their contributions as members of the program. The trio led the 'Cats to a 32-28-14 record over their four years and played key roles in earning the 2009 America East regular-season title as well as being the 2010 America East Championship runner-up team.
Jordan Thomas (Mohnton, Pa.) was named the recipient of the Glenn Aborn Award for the Most Improved Player. Thomas started all 18 games in 2011 and helped the Wildcat defense rank third in goals against (1.11) and in total goals allowed (21).
Hilton received the Walter Weiland Award for the Most Dedicated Player for the third-consecutive year as well as the Robert Black Award for the Most Valuable Player. He started all 18 games and tallied two goals with six assists for a team leading 10 points on the season. Hilton was also named to the America East second-team all-conference, and the NSCAA Scholar All-Region Team.
Shaw earned the Harvey Johnson Award as the team's Most Inspirational Player for his dedication to the squad. The Hampton, N.H. native made two starts in the five appearances he made and registered a shot in that time.
Freshman David Schlatter (Marlton, N.J.) picked up his first award as the H. Richard Sandler Award for Academic Achievement. Schlatter, earning a perfect 4.0 grade point average in the fall, started 12 of the 18 games and scored three goals and two assists for eight points.
Freshman keeper Travis Worra (Lancaster, Pa.) was honored by America East as a unanimous selection to the All-Rookie Team. Worra garnered a 7-8-2 record in net and secured five shutouts, including three consecutive from September 16-25.