Men's Soccer Hands Out Awards at Annual Team Banquet
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men's soccer team gathered together for its annual banquet on Saturday, April 2 at Holloway Commons. Six seniors were honored for their careers as Wildcats.
The senior class of Marcus Barr (Wallingford, Pa.), Greg Brown (Salem, N.H.), Joe Corsello (York, Maine), Dylan George (Bangor, Maine), Robin Gerum (Kullavik, Sweden) and Colin O'Donnell (Hampden, Mass.) were celebrated for their contributions to the team. The seniors posted an overall record of 30-24-21 during their four-year careers for the 'Cats.
Five players earned awards, as voted by their teammates, for their contributions to the program during the 2010 campaign. O'Donnell earned the Robert Black Award as the team's Most Valuable Player. During his UNH career, O'Donnell was a two-time America East Goalkeeper of the Year, as well as a two-year America East Scholar Athlete award winner. During his senior year, O'Donnell was named to the America East All-Conference First Team and the America East All-Academic Team, while also picking up ESPN/CoSida All-American (District 1) and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Scholar All-American honors. Additionally, he finished the year ranking first in the country with a .902 save percentage, allowing more than one goal just once in 17 matches.
The Glenn Aborn Award for the team's most improved player was given to sophomore Ryan McNabb (Downingtown, Pa.). McNabb stepped into the midfield for the injured Josh Bronner (Belchertown, Mass.) against regional rival UMass (Sept. 25) and never looked back, starting in 13 of the remaining 14 games, while leading the Wildcats with his vocal leadership.
Junior captain Brad Hilton (Merrimack, N.H.) took home two team awards for the second straight year, receiving the Walter Weiland Award as the team's Most Dedicated Player and the Harvey Johnson Award as the team's Most Inspirational Player. Starting in 19 matches, Hilton was named to the America East All-Conference Second Team and was also tabbed an America East All-Academic Team and NSCAA Scholar All-Region selection for his performances on the field and in the classroom.
Gerum earned the H. Richard Sandler Award for academic achievement. This past fall, Gerum earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average and will graduate in May from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics after starting in 18 games during his senior season.