Oct 29, 2018
WATERVILLE, Maine -- Colby College senior goalkeeper Dan Carlson (Littleton, Mass./Economics major), who posted two shutouts last week in big games, was honored Monday as the New England Small College Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Player of the Week.
Carlson had 10 saves in regulation and overtime for Colby in a 0-0 tie with top-seeded and second-ranked Tufts University in a NESCAC quarterfinal. The Mules advanced to the men's soccer program's first-ever NESCAC Final Four with a 3-2 margin in penalty kicks.
"Assistant coach Tim Stanton has done a great job working with the goalkeeping group each day in training," Colby head coach Ewan Seabrook said. "They all push each other and Dan has been an excellent mentor to the two younger keepers."
Carlson faced 39 shots by Tufts, including seven in the overtime session. The Jumbos had a number of solid scoring opportunities.
"Dan was excellent throughout the game and he made the saves we know he's capable of," Seabrook said. " I'm very proud of the resiliency he's shown this season."
Carlson started the week when the Mules won a winner-take-all game with Bates College to end the regular season. Colby earned a 2-0 win to make the league playoffs and Carlson finished with five saves.
Carslon ranks second in the NESCAC in total saves (70) and fifth in save percentage (.843).
Colby, the eighth seed, plays at fourth-seeded Amherst College in a conference semifinal game Saturday at 11 a.m. The winner will play for the NESCAC title Sunday at noon.