Ivies Land 14 on NSCAA All-Northeast Region Men's Soccer Teams
PRINCETON, N.J. -- A total of 14 Ivy League student-athletes were named to the various 2010 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Northeast Region teams it was announced by the association on Thursday. The Ivy contingent includes four first team honorees, led by 2010 Ivy League Player of the Year Antoine Hoppenot. He is joined on the first team by teammate Josh Walburn, a senior midfielder with the Tigers, as well as Penn junior defender Thomas Brandt and Dartmouth midfielder Daniel Keat. For Keat, it marked his third all-region award, having also been named to the first team as a junior and the third team as a freshman. As first team selections, the quartet of Ivy players remains in contention for All-America honors.
The All-Northeast Region second team includes senior goalkeeper Paul Grandstrand and junior forward Sean Rosa of the Brown Bears, both of whom were 2010 All-Ivy first team selections. They are joined on the all-region second team by junior forward Brian Rogers of Harvard.
The All-Northeast Region third team also includes a pair of Brown Bears in senior defender David Walls and sophomore midfielder Thomas McNamara. The Dartmouth forward duo of junior Lucky Mkosana and senior Ben Olsen were also named to the third team, as was Princeton senior defender Benjamin Burton. Penn's junior midfielder Christian Barreiro was also named to the All-Region third team along with his freshman teammate Stephen Baker. A forward, Baker joined Connecticut's Andrew Jean-Baptiste as one of just two freshmen to be named to any of the All-Northeast Region teams.