KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Sophomore AJ Marcucci (West Chester, Pa.) of the Connecticut College men's soccer team has been recognized as the top goalkeeper in the nation at the NCAA Division III level by being the only player at his position to earn a place on the United Soccer Coaches All-America First Team. The announcement was made at the Pre-Championships banquet in Greensboro, N.C. on Thursday evening.
Marcucci, who was also named the 2018 NESCAC Player of the Year, leads the nation with a .929 save percentage and ranks second with an 0.28 goals against average. He also registered 11 clean sheets this season, which ranks tied for sixth in the country, to bring his total to 17 through two seasons of action. The sophomore is also the 12th All-America selection in program history and the first Camel men's soccer standout to make the first team since Peter Spear in 1993.
Connecticut College (13-3-2), which earned the right to host NCAA Tournament matches for the first time ever, completed arguably its best season in program history. Under the guidance of Kenny Murphy, who was named the NESCAC Coach of the Year, the Camels registered their highest wins total since 1978 and also won an NCAA postseason match for the first time.