Dec. 16, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – For the first time in the 24-year history of Patriot League men’s soccer, three student-athletes earned All-America laurels from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) when the selections were announced on Friday.
Army junior goalkeeper Winston Boldt was named to the second team, while a pair of defenders earned third-team accolades in senior Mayowa Alli of Bucknell and junior Joseph Greenspan of Navy.
All three were first-team All-Patriot League honorees last month prior to the start of the League tournament. Boldt was the Goalkeeper of the Year, while Greenspan was tabbed Defensive Player of the Year.
The trio were the League’s first All-America picks since 2009, when Bucknell’s Conor O’Brien was named to the second team. The League placed a pair on the All-America squad in 1994, 2001 and 2006.
This year’s three brings the League’s total to 10 NSCAA All-Americas in men’s soccer. Five have been on the third team, four the second team and one on the first team.
Boldt and Greenspan are expected to return for their senior seasons in 2014. For Alli, the All-America honor wraps up a stellar career that includes the 2010 Patriot League Rookie of the Year trophy and two first-team All-League honors in 2011 and '13.