Adam Purdy, Wesleyan University

Adam Purdy

Starting all 69 games of his illustrious career in goal for the Cardinals, Adam Purdy helped the Wesleyan men's soccer team gain at-large bids to the NCAA Division III tournament three times, including a round of 16 finish during the 2009 season with a 12-2-5 overall record. That year, Purdy earned his first of three all-NESCAC honors with a first-team selection along with Rookie of the Year honors. He went on to gain National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) first-team all-New England and third-team All-America laurels.

A first-team all-NESCAC choice in 2011, Purdy capped his career with his third such honor in 2012 to complement his NESCAC Player of the Year selection. With a 0.62 goals-against average and a .836 save percentage with seven shutouts, Purdy paced Wesleyan to a 9-4-4 overall record as a senior. He also found a spot on the NSCAA all-New England south second team in 2012. Over his four years, Purdy posted a record of 40-17-12 with a 0.71 goals-against average and .842 save percentage in 6,457.5 minutes of play. With a seasonal school-record of 11 shutouts during Wesleyan's 11-3-3 season in 2011, Purdy finished with a Wesleyan career-record 31 shutouts.

Purdy was named the Carl Aherns Award winner at Wesleyan in 2012-13 as the outstanding contributor to men's athletics at the college.