Men's Soccer All-NESCAC Selections Announced

German Giammattei, Amherst
HADLEY, Mass. – Amherst sophomore German Giammattei (Pinecrest, Fla.) is the NESCAC Player of the Year as voted by the league’s coaches. Giammattei, last season’s NESCAC Rookie of the Year, becomes the second straight player since 2000 to earn Rookie of the Year honors one year and Player of the Year honors the following season (AJ Marcucci, Conn. College - 2017, 2018). Giammattei is the second Mammoth to garner the award, joining Spencer Noon (2011).
 
A forward, Giammattei has exploded for 20 goals, including seven game-winning tallies, and 44 points to lead the NESCAC in both categories. As a team, the Mammoths have netted 42 goals and average 2.47 goals per game to lead the conference. Giammattei, who also earned a spot on the All-NESCAC First Team, led Amherst to an unbeaten mark in league play for the fourth time since 2012 and the top seed in the NESCAC Tournament. After reaching the semifinals, the Mammoths earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and will travel to Keene State for the opening rounds. 
 
Middlebury first-year Ryan Grady (Deerfield, Ill.) was named the NESCAC Rookie of the Year. He is the fourth Panther to garner the honor since 2000, joining David LaRocca (2004), Tyler Macnee (2008), and Adam Glaser (2013). A goalkeeper, Grady anchors a Middlebury defense that has a league-low 0.56 goals against average. He leads the NESCAC with a .882 save percentage and 75 total stops. He also ranks fourth with a 0.55 goals against average to go with seven shutouts. Middlebury advanced to the NESCAC Championship game and finished as runner-up. The Panthers earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and will travel to RPI for the first and second rounds.
 
Tufts head coach Josh Shapiro was selected as the NESCAC Coach of the Year by his peers. He earns the honor for the second time in three years and the third time overall in his 10 years at Tufts. Shapiro guided the Jumbos to the program’s second NESCAC title, which it also won in 2017. Tufts, the defending national champion, earned the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament and will host a regional for the third year in a row.


Men's Soccer All-NESCAC Teams

Player of the Year: German Giammattei, Amherst
Rookie of the Year: Ryan Grady, Middlebury
Coach of the Year: Josh Shapiro, Tufts

First Team All-NESCAC
Pos. Name Institution Yr. Hometown
GK AJ Marcucci *P@& Connecticut College Jr. West Chester, Pa.
D Liam Bardong = Williams Sr. Manhasset, N.Y.
D Liam Donelan * Connecticut College Jr. Milton, Mass.
D Biagio Paoletta = Tufts Jr. Fairfield, Conn.
M Calvin Aroh Tufts Jr. Glastonbury, Conn.
M Cutler Coleman * Amherst Sr. Winter Park, Fla.
M Augie Djerdjaj Connecticut College So. Mahopac, N.Y.
M Gavin Tasker * Tufts Sr. Concord, N.H.
F Joe Braun * Tufts Sr. Yardley, Pa.
F Demian Gass Williams Sr. Houston, Texas
F German Giammattei R Amherst So. Pinecrest, Fla.

 

Second Team All-NESCAC
Pos. Name Institution Yr. Hometown
GK Ryan Grady Middlebury Fy. Deerfield, Ill.
D Luke Eckels *#%2 Hamilton Sr. Ridgewood, N.J.
D Michael McFarlane Middlebury So. Suffield, Conn.
D Jules Oberg Williams So. Stockholm, Sweden
D Aidan Robinson = Middlebury Sr. Gloucester, Mass.
M Matt Butera Connecticut College Sr. Westfield, Mass.
M Travis Van Brewer Tufts Jr. Wilbraham, Mass.
M Henry Wilhelm Middlebury Sr. Shaker Heights, Ohio
F Ethan Fabricant Colby So. Summit, N.J.
F Dane Lind Amherst Sr. San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
F Aidan Wood =# Hamilton Sr. Ipswich, Mass.
 
* - 2018 First Team
= - 2018 Second Team
P - 2018 Player of the Year
R - 2018 Rookie of the Year
@ - 2017 Rookie of the Year
# - 2017 First Team
& - 2017 Second Team
% - 2016 Rookie of the Year
2 - 2016 Second Team