KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Junior goalkeeper AJ Marcucci (West Chester, Pa.) headlined a list of three members of the Connecticut College men's soccer program who received All-New England Region laurels by the United Soccer Coaches. Marcucci landed on the first team, sophomore midfielder Augie Djerdjaj (Mahopac, N.Y.) landed on the second team, and junior defender Liam Donelan (Milton, Mass.) earned a place on the third team.
Marcucci, who is being recognized for the second straight year, finished the season by boasting an 0.58 goals against average to go along with an .859 save percentage and eight clean sheets. Through three seasons, the junior has a jaw-dropping 25 shutouts as well as an 0.50 goals against average to his credit.
Djerdjaj led the Camels in scoring this past season by completing the fall with 22 points on nine goals and four assists. Three of his goals were game-winning tallies, which most notably included a strike in the waning minutes of an NCAA Tournament second round matchup against then-No. 3 Johns Hopkins which helped lift the Camels to a historic 1-0 victory.
Donelan has been an anchor on the back line since his arrival on campus and is earning all-region accolades for the second straight season. The Camel defense allowed one goal or less 15 times and shut out 11 opponents in 20 matches this past fall thanks in large part to the junior's efforts. In addition, Donelan sparked the offense by registering four goals and two assists this past fall.
By being placed on the first team, Marcucci is now eligible for United Soccer Coaches All-America recognition.