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Devlin Honored as Hero Sports Division III Men’s Soccer Player of the Year

Devlin Honored as Hero Sports Division III Men’s Soccer Player of the Year

NEW LONDON, Conn--Connecticut College senior senior All-American midfielder Pat Devlin of Washington Crossing, Pa. has been honored as the Hero Sports Division III Men's Soccer Player of the Year.

Devlin was selected on 39% of the ballots that were cast for the five nominees, finishing with 271 more votes than his closest competitor. 

Earlier this month, Devlin was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Men's Soccer Player of the Year.

Devlin was also named to the NESCAC Men's Soccer First Team in the midfield for the fourth consecutive year. 

Devlin, who had scored six goals in his first three seasons on the pitch, won the NESCAC regular season scoring crown as a midfielder, wrapping up his season with his 13 goals and 29 points this fall. Four of those goals were game-winners. He is ranked 18th in the country with 0.93 goals scored per game and is 23rd nationally with an average of 2.07 points per contest.

Devlin is just the second Camel men's soccer player to garner NESCAC Player of the Year recognition, joining fellow Camel Billy Hawkey '14 in 2013. 

Devlin was honored for his academic excellence on the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District 2 First Team in Men's Soccer.

In 2015, Devlin was honored on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-America Third Team while also being named to the NSCAA Scholar All-America Second Team. 

"Pat is as complete a player as I have seen in the NESCAC in my eight years coaching at Connecticut College," Connecticut College Head Men's Soccer Coach Kenny Murphy said.

Under the direction of Coach Murphy, the Camels finished up another terrific season with a record of 10-5-1. They have reached double digits in the win column in each of the past two years.