Thomas Bull, Men's Soccer, Amherst College
Tom Bull was phenomenal during his four years between the posts for the Amherst College men’s soccer team which won its first-ever NCAA Division III title in 2015.
Bull, a four-year starter for the Purple & White, started all 83 games during his career and finished with a staggering 67-3-13 overall record, highlighted by a pair of 18-win seasons (2013 and 2015) – the program’s high-water mark for victories in a single season.
Along the way, Bull allowed just 34 goals over the span of four seasons including just three as a first-year, and five as a senior. He finished his tenure with a sensational 0.40 goals against average with 209 saves, including 73 in 2015. Bull kept an incredible 50 clean sheets during this career, highlighted by 16 shutouts during his final season, and completed his tenure as the NCAA Division III men’s soccer leader in career shutouts. The Montgomery, N.J. native played all 1997:02 in goal for Amherst as a senior, helping the Purple & White notch four clean sheets in five games during the squad’s remarkable journey to the program’s first-ever national crown.
For his efforts in his final season, Bull was named the D3soccer.com Goalkeeper of the Year and a First Team All-American, an NSCAA Third Team All-American, an NSCAA First Team All-New England Region honoree, a First Team ECAC New England All-Star, and a First Team All-NESCAC selection. Bull also received First Team All-NESCAC, NSCAA First Team All-New England Region, and NSCAA Second Team All-American praise as a sophomore in 2013.
The Howard Hill Mossman Trophy winner in 2016, which is awarded to the Amherst student-athlete who has brought the greatest honor in athletics during his/her four years at Amherst, Bull helped drive the Purple & White to back-to-back NESCAC championships in 2012 and 2013, back-to-back NCAA Quarterfinal appearances in 2012 and 2013, and a national title in 2015.