Carlson, Clouse, Rosenberg earn All-NESCAC men's soccer honors

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Colby College seniors Dan Carlson (Littleton, Mass.), Cam Clouse (Holliston, Mass.), and Jeff Rosenberg (Bethesda, Md.) were all named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference Men's Soccer All-Conference Second Team on Thursday.

The three have helped the Mules win the NESCAC title for the first time in program history and make the NCAA Division III Tournament for the second time. The three selections are the most Colby has received since the NESCAC started a playoff system in 2000.
 
Carlson started 17 of Colby's 18 games in goal and has been especially tough in the playoffs. Counting the must-win regular season finale against Bates College, Carlson has posted three shutouts in four games and has allowed just one goal in the last 400 minutes. He is second in the NESCAC in total saves (84) and tied for third in save percentage (.857).
 
"Dan has been a rock for us in goal this season. He has come up big and made the saves that good goalkeepers do time and again, and especially down this stretch of recent games," Colby head coach Ewan Seabrook said. "His training habits are excellent and he's a wonderful teammate and role model to the younger players on our program."
 
Clouse is fearless in the midfield and leads the Mules in scoring with four goals and two assists for 10 points. Clouse has seven career goals and five assists for 19 points.
 
"I'm delighted that Cam is recognized as one of the top center midfielders by the league's coaches. We often would joke that goalkeeper is the only position he hasn't played throughout his four years here," Seabrook said. "He's a physical presence in center midfield, gets forward to score goals, and does all the important tasks that go unnoticed and unseen. He's also just a genuine and incredibly caring teammate who has given his all to the program."
 
Rosenberg, a captain, has two goals and one assist for five points. His speed with the ball is always a worry for the opponents. He has eight career goals and four assists for 20 points. Rosenberg also made the All-NESCAC Second Team last year.
 
"Jeff has a knack for scoring big goals in big moments, but those achievements belie the fact he is our most consistent attacking player," Seabrook said. "His fitness and speed mean he is just unrelenting on the field. Just as important, Jeff is an outstanding leader who leads by example and inspires his teammates." 
 
NESCAC Men's Soccer All-Conference Teams
Player of the Year: AJ Marcucci, Connecticut College
Rookie of the Year: German Giammattei, Amherst
Coach of the Year: Kenny Murphy, Connecticut College
FIRST TEAM
Joe Braun, Tufts, forward, junior
Drake Byrd, Bowdoin, forward, sophomore
Uzii Dieng, Connecticut College, forward, senior
Ben Manoogian, Connecticut College, midfield, senior
Daniel O'Grady, Middlebury, midfield, senior
Gavin Tasker, Tufts, midfield, junior
Cutler Coleman, Amherst, midfield, junior
Luke Nguyen, Amherst, midfield, senior
Moctar Niang, Bowdoin, back, senior
Liam Donelan, Connecticut College, back, sophomore
Sterling Weatherbie, Tufts, back, senior
Luke Eckels, Hamilton, back, junior
AJ Marcucci, Connecticut College, goalkeeper, sophomore
SECOND TEAM
Fikayo Ajayi, Amherst, forward, senior
Aidan Wood, Hamilton, forward, junior
Jeff Rosenberg, Colby, forward, senior
Alistair Matule, Trinity, forward, sophomore
Brett Rojas, Tufts, midfield, junior
Peder Bakken, Bates, midfield, junior
Gregory Andreau, Williams, midfield, senior
Cam Clouse, Colby, midfield, senior
Chris Fleischer, Williams, midfield, junior
Biagio Paoletta, Tufts, back, sophomore
Liam Bardong, Williams, back, junior
Aidan Robinson, Middlebury, back, junior
Matt McColl, Bowdoin, back, senior
Dan Carlson, Colby, goalkeeper, senior